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The Secrets of Syntax
Instructor: Frances Peck

We’ve all flipped a sentence around, or dismantled it and then recombined it, only to find that suddenly it comes to life. Why does that happen, and how can we become more adept at manipulating word order, or syntax, to boost clarity, emphasis, and rhythm? This seminar looks at syntax from various angles, including how to shape it for different kinds of writing and different audiences. Topics covered include subordination and coordination, periodic versus cumulative sentences, proximity of subject and verb, echo words, and special techniques such as ellipsis and isolation.

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Frances Peck 
Editor-writer Frances Peck, CPE (Hon.), has worked with words for over two decades. She prepared the Canadian edition of The St. Martin’s Workbook, a grammar exercise book; co-authored the popular HyperGrammar website; and wrote Peck’s English Pointers, an online collection of articles and quizzes available through the Language Portal of Canada. Frances lives in Vancouver, where she’s a partner with West Coast Editorial Associates and teaches at Douglas College and UBC.

Date: Saturday, November 4, 2017
Time:  10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Location: Bishop’s University
Paterson Assembly Hall
2600 College Street, Sherbrooke, QC, J1M 1Z7
STS bus routes 2 and 11

Cost: (lunch included; let us know of any food restrictions):
Early registration (on or before October 15): 
$80 for Editors Canada Student affiliates
$120 for non-member students
$150 for Editors Canada members
$180 for related organizations' members
$210 for non-members

After October 15:   
$90 for Editors Canada student affiliates
$140 for non-member students
$180 for Editors Canada members
$210 for related organizations' members
$240 for non-members

Registration closes on November 2, 2017
Seminar Coordinator: Dwain Richardson

 

 

Correcting Proofs: The Final Stage of Editing

(Note: This one-day seminar will be conducted in French only)

Date: Monday, October 16
Location: Centre St-Pierre, Room 304 — Marcellin-Champagnat. Close to Metro Beaudry. Paid parking available on site.
Time: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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Registration Fees (Lunch included; please let us know of any food restrictions)
Early Registration (on or before October 1)
$80 for Editors Canada student affiliates
$120 for non-member students
$150 for Editors Canada members
$180 for related organizations' members
$210 for non-members

After October 1:
$90 for Editors Canada student affiliates
$140 for non-member students
$180 for Editors Canada members
$210 for related organizations' members
$240 for non-members

Registration closes on October 14, 2017

Seminar Description
Do you panic at the thought of finalizing a text that you have worked on, for fear you may have missed an error? Maybe you have already had the experience of catching one or two after a text has been printed or put online.

Proof correction involves all the minutiae that may have escaped the most careful scrutiny of the editors or which slipped by unnoticed at the point of layout. With the help of many exercises, you will learn to flush out pesky typos and other errors and effectively communicate the changes that are needed. But you will also learn how to structure your interventions and point out the most important. You will save precious minutes or hours and will never again see a text the same way.

Presenter
A graduate with M.A. degrees in education and the science of translation, Louise Saint-André has headed an editing company in Ottawa since 2001. The Natural Science Department of the Royal Museum of Alberta (Edmonton), the new Museum of Science and Technology of Canada (Ottawa), and the National Holocaust Memorial (Ottawa) are among her most recent clients.

A dynamic communicator, she has conducted workshops for the past ten years in businesses, in university settings and for professional associations. She has been a member of the Canadian Society of Indexers and Editors Canada for many years.

Seminar Coordinator: Sylvie Collin

 

 

Remodel your sentences – Grammar in the service of Editing and Strategic Reading
(Quebec City)

(Note: This seminar will be conducted in French only)

Date: Friday, October 27 and Monday, November 13, 2017
Location: Université Laval, Pavillon Maurice-Pollack, local POL-3105, 2325, rue de l’Université, Québec (Québec)  G1V 0A6. Paid parking on site.
Time: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

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Cost (lunch non included)
Early registration (on or before October 12):
$80 for Editors Canada student affiliates
$120 for non-member students
$150 for Editors Canada members
$180 for related organizations' members
$210 for non-members

After October 12:
$90 for Editors Canada student affiliates
$140 for non-member students
$180 for Editors Canada members
$210 for related organizations' members
$240 for non-members

Registration closes on October 25, 2017

Seminar Description
Learn how sentences work, their types and forms, to personalise your message, to write strategically and to better understand texts. This seminar offers guideposts organized to develop the ability to observe, to see and to justify all responses.

The workshop will be presented in two three-hour sessions, two weeks apart. This break will allow you to use the ideas acquired in the first session and, during the second one, to ask the questions that will inevitably have arisen through their use.

Presenter
A passionate trainer of written French in businesses, school boards, etc. Véronique Léger has earned a Master’s degree in language pedagogy (French grammar). She is also a lecturer in the Sciences de l’éducation department at the Université de Montréal. Éditions Galeace has published her manuals and toolkits written to enable their users to learn her self-correction method.

Testimonies
“Thank you. Madam Léger is dynamic, energetic, colourful, etc.” René Baril

“This training/workshop helped me greatly in my editing work. Thanks to the new analytical tools which I gained, I can more easily spot problems in a complex sentence, and then correct them more quickly.” Sylvie Collin, rév. a. (editor accredited).

Seminar Coordinator: Sylvie Collin

 

 

Remodel your sentences – Grammar in the Service of Editing and Strategic Reading (Montreal)

(Note: This seminar will be conducted in French only)

Dates: Wednesdays, November 8 and 22, 2017
Location: Centre St-Pierre,
November 8: Room 303
November 22: Room 304
Close to Metro Beaudry. Paid arking available on site.
Time: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

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Cost (Lunch non included)
Early registration (on or before October 23):
$80 for Editors Canada student affiliates
$120 for non-member students
$150 for Editors Canada members
$180 for related organizations' members
$210 for non-members

After October 23:
$90 for Editors Canada student affiliates
$140 for non-member students
$180 for Editors Canada members
$210 for related organizations' members
$240 for non-members

Registration closes on November 6, 2017

Seminar Description
Learn how sentences work, their types and forms, to personalise your message, to write strategically and to better understand texts. This seminar offers guideposts organized to develop the ability to observe, to see and to justify all responses.

The workshop will be presented in two three-hour sessions, two weeks apart. This break will allow you to use the ideas acquired in the first session and, during the second one, to ask the questions that will inevitably have arisen through their use.

Presenter
A passionate trainer of written French in businesses, school boards, etc. Véronique Léger has earned a Master’s degree in language pedagogy (French grammar). She is also a lecturer in the Sciences de l’éducation department at the Université de Montréal. Éditions Galeace has published her manuals and toolkits written to enable their users to learn her self-correction method.

Testimonies
“Thank you. Madam Léger is dynamic, energetic, colourful, etc.” René Baril

“This training/workshop helped me greatly in my editing work. Thanks to the new analytical tools which I gained, I can more easily spot problems in a complex sentence, and then correct them more quickly.” Sylvie Collin, rév. a. (editor accredited).

Seminar Coordinator: Sylvie Collin

 

 

 

Cancellation policy

 

 

Cancellation Policy

Editors Quebec/Atlantic Canada reserves the right to cancel any seminar if registration is insufficient. If a seminar is full or cancelled, you will be notified by email or telephone before the scheduled seminar date.

  • Cancellations are accepted up to five business days before a seminar. A $50 fee is charged for each cancelled registration. No refunds are given for cancellations received within five business days of the seminar.
  • Please allow two to four weeks to process a refund.
    Cancellations can be made by sending an email to
    rqa-qac@editors.ca.