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Editors British Columbia: West Coast Editor 2008

You may view or download any issue of West Coast Editor from 2008. Each is available as a PDF file. Click the title to view it in your web browser, or right-click (Windows) or ctrl-click (Mac) and choose "download" or "save" to save a copy on your computer.

To view the newsletter, you require a software program that can read PDF (Portable Document Format) files. If you have a Mac, the built-in Preview application will read PDFs. For Mac and Windows, you may use Adobe Reader, a free software program which can be downloaded from the Adobe site.

Winter 2008: Holiday Gift Guide

  • Framing a memory for my hard-to-buy-for wife, by Wael Elazab
  • Pay it forward, by Benjamin Franklin and Cheryl Hannah
  • Holiday gifts for your eco-folk friends, by Jennifer Getsinger
  • Holiday gifts for the literary cat, by Jennifer Getsinger
  • A tribute book for my parents on the anniversary of their arrival in Canada, by Joanna Gould
  • Fencing lessons for my XBox-obsessed nephew, by Cheryl Hannah
  • Retro knitting-needle shells for my sister-in-law, the professional knitter, by Cheryl Hannah
  • A Christmas Bonus, by Hugh Macdonald
  • A Christmas gift for the two young men on the 601 bus, by Hugh Macdonald
  • The gift of art, by Bette Shippam
  • "stuff for socks"
  • "stuff for socks II" 

October 2008: Building Your Portfolio

  • Building Your Portfolio, Kelly Parry interview
  • Portfolio Woes, by Hugh Macdonald

September 2008: The Queen's English

  • The Lost Art of Sentence Diagramming
  • English: Lingua Franca in Peril, by Hugh Macdonald
  • The Queen's English, Eh? by Shelly Windover
  • What's the State of the Queen's English?

May 2008: Editing Fiction

  • Editing the Novel, by Patricia Anderson
  • Editing the Short Story, by Mary Schendlinger
  • On Editing Poetry, by Hugh Macdonald

April 2008: The Business of Editing

  • Systematize Your Business, by Naomi Pauls
  • How to Cost an Editing Job, by Peter Moskos
  • Amy and Associates, by Peter Moskos
  • Serial Comma Vote: Final Results and Commentaries

March 2008: The Great Debates

  • Serial Comma Vote: The Results
  • Who Cares about Whom?, by Frances Peck
  • The Tale of the Dastardly Dash, by Hugh Macdonald
  • Clash of the Punctuation Titans

February 2008: The Book is Dead 

  • Alinguisity: The Real Threat, by Hugh Macdonald
  • Long Live the Book, by Jeanne Ainslie
  • It's Dead!
  • It's Alive!

January 2008: The Issue of Style 

  • Plethora: Canary in the Mine Shaft, by Hugh Macdonald
  • Where the ’ell is the Aitch? by Barbara K Adamski
  • Miss Austen’s Makeover, by Cheryl Hannah and Fiona Lehn
  • Style Guide and Dictionary

To view the newsletter, you require a software program that can read PDF (Portable Document Format) files. If you have a Mac, the built-in Preview application will read PDFs. For Mac and Windows, you may use Adobe Reader, a free software program which can be downloaded from the Adobe site.

Back Issues

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