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Welcome to the Kingston twig of Editors Canada!

Editors Kingston


Who We Are

We are an Editors Canada twig that organizes events for editors and people with an interest in editing in the Kingston area.

Both Editors Canada members and non-members are welcome at all our events.

Want to know what's going on with us? Join the Editors Kingston Facebook Group or visit our blog.

To receive Kingston Twig information by email, send a request to Ellie Barton.

You can find information about some earlier Editors Kingston events here.


Contact Information

2017-18 Coordinators: 

Ellie Barton
Elizabeth d'Anjou

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Meetings & Events

We hold regular get-togethers on the second Wednesday of the month.

Meetings feature a speaker or topic as well as time for networking.
They are usually held at the Ongwanada Resource Centre, 191 Portsmouth Ave, Kingston, ON, in September, October, November, January, February,  March, April, and May.

We also host occasional social events and professional development seminars.

Microsoft Word for Editors: How to make Word work for you

​Date: TBA
Time: TBA
Location: TBA
Instructor: Adrienne Montgomerie
Price: before May 13
$160 Editors Canada members
$195 non-members
after May 13
$185 Editors Canada members
$220 non-members
(lunch by Epicurious!)


Are you editing character by character? Are you slogging through documents, giving your fingers more of a workout than your brain? Learn to turbo-boost Word and lighten your workload. Get the software to do the heavy lifting, leaving you to tackle meatier and more interesting editorial issues. Learn skills that make editing faster, more accurate, and efficient. You may even end up liking Word (just a little bit).

During the course, you will be guided through the steps on your own familiar laptop. There will be opportunities to practice and trouble-shoot. Coffee and lunch breaks will give you time to network and process what you've learned.

Workshop Topics

  • Search-and-replace magic with wildcards and more
  • Custom and built-in shortcuts that speed up editing
  • Add-ins and customizations that speed up editing
  • Methods and uses for Word's Styles
  • macros to automate the most complicated or tedious tasks
  • Customizing the workspace to maximize productivity

All registrants will be surveyed before the course to determine which topics they most want to focus on. Any material not covered in the workshop will be included in a 90-page reference document with demo video support, so you can keep learning on your own time and review what we covered when it comes time to put it to use.

What You Need

  • Mac or Windows laptop loaded with MS Word—preferably Word 365 or Word 2016, though efforts will be made to support a couple of versions prior. (Note: For this workshop to be useful, you must have a version of Word that includes track changes and comments. Web-based programs such as Open Office are not sufficient.)
  • Good understanding of basic Word functions such as menus and ribbons, cut, copy, paste, undo, save as, spellcheck, bold, italic, and indenting.
  • Good fundamental computer skills such as mousing, keyboard navigation, and file management.
  • Good night's sleep and confidence that you can make Word work for you!

About the Instructor

Adrienne Montgomerie has been teaching people to make nice with Word since 2003. This specialized editors' course has been a sellout since she first offered it in 2012. She is a Certified Copyeditor and a 20-year veteran of freelance editing. She used to work mainly on high school science materials, earning her the moniker of scieditor, and today she can be found on the roster of Canada's largest remaining publishers when she's not teaching and writing about editing. The Right Angels and Polo Bears blog is her home base.

For additional information, contact, Nancy Wills at
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Editors Kingston is a part of Editors Canada, Canada's national professional editing organization.