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Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Registration fees (includes lunch, snacks, and HST):
- Editors Canada member: $275
- Non-member: $400
Eight-Step Editing breaks the editorial process down into a series of tasks that will improve the readability of the final product.
If you're an editor, whatever your experience level (from novice to expert), this seminar will help you develop a systematic approach to editing and identify functions you may have been performing only intuitively. If you're a writer, the Eight-Step process will give you techniques for improving your manuscript before it goes to an editor.
- Step one: shorten sentences
- Step two: take out the trash
- Step three: eliminate the negatives
- Step four: deflate long words and phrases
- Step five: eliminate the equations
- Step six: activate the passives
- Step seven: lead with strength
- Step eight: parade your paragraphs
Moira Rayner White entered the work world as a social worker and later moved into social policy. In both professions, she found that her organizational skills, attention to detail, and love of words were pointing her in a new direction—the world of editing. Currently a freelance editor, writer, and trainer with both public and private sector clients, she has decades of experience editing print and electronic publications. Moira is a past president of Editors Canada.