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Get the Wisdom of the Eminences

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 18:30 to 20:00
414 Sparks St.
Lackey Room
Ottawa, ON


January’s resolutions didn’t pan out? March Madness hasn’t started your phone ringing?

On Wednesday, February 21, get expert advice and fresh perspectives on your editing business or career from our Eight Eminences. Whether you’re just starting out, changing the focus of your business or wanting to discuss specific editing challenges with a peer who’s been there, they will offer priceless perspective.

You’ll need to make a reservation, though, by emailing Tom Vradenburg by Monday, February 19. State your preference for up to three Eminences—we’ll do what we can to match you up, according to demand. Each session lasts 15 minutes.

The Eight Eminences and their specialties are

Laura Byrne Paquet: freelancing, copy editing, proofreading, government work, journalism, travel writing, genre fiction writing and editing, social history writing, blogging, teaching

Moira White: teaching editing and writing, building a diversified business, substantive editing, copy editing, plain language editing and writing, government reports

Christine LeBlanc (Dossier Communications): marketing (for your clients and yourself), social media, event promotion, integrated communication strategies, project management (ranging from textbooks to journals), freelancing, editing and writing

Marion Soublière: winning Government of Canada contracts, writing and editing for the federal government (web writing, and plain language writing and editing), social media, copy editing, proofreading

Beverly Ensom: copy editing, proofreading, freelancing, prep for certification, transition from in-house to freelance, government work, House of Commons work

Laurel Hyatt: Freelancing, substantive editing, copy editing, proofreading, government reports, university textbooks, journalism, business, auditing, accounting

Free for members; $10 for non-members