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Intermediate Copy Editing Workshop with Elizabeth d’Anjou

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 09:00
110 Wyse Road
Dartmouth, NS B3A 1M2

This seminar is a hands-on workshop in which you'll edit actual short manuscripts; the instructor will review the edits in detail with the group, discussing the reasoning behind various edits, alternative choices, and techniques. Throughout the day, you'll work on several different types of documents, practise using key resources such as dictionaries and style guides, create and follow style sheets, write queries to the author, and discuss the merits of specific editing choices with fellow attendees and the instructor.

The session will also include a review of some key copy editing guidelines, advice on finding information as you edit, and plenty of pro tips.

You are encouraged to bring

  • a laptop computer with word-processing software (paper copies of manuscripts will also be provided) and
  • copies of the Canadian Oxford Dictionary, 2nd edition, and Editing Canadian English, 2nd edition, if you have them.

Note: This session is not intended for beginners. Attendees should have a grasp of copy editing basics, including creating style sheets and writing author queries. The recommended minimum experience is any ONE of the following:

  • a year of freelance copy editing experience with skill building through copy editing seminars, webinars, and/or self study
  • six months of copy editing under the supervision of an experienced editor
  • a recognized copy editing course (online or in person)

Elizabeth d'Anjou teaches copy editing and grammar at Ryerson University and has developed teaching materials for numerous copy editing courses and workshops, both online and in class. She is a freelancer with more than 20 years of experience editing for a diverse clientele, from textbook publishers to corporations to non-profit agencies and government departments. Elizabeth is a past chair of Editors Toronto and is currently the director of standards for Editors Canada.

Date: Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Time: Light breakfast provided at 9 am, workshop starts at 9:30 am, finishes at 4:30 pm (lunch provided at 12:30 pm)
Location: Dartmouth Sportsplex, Valardo Room, free parking
Fees: Editors Canada members and student affiliates: $150; non-members: $200
Registration Closes: Wednesday, April 5, 2017, at midnight.


Please contact the Editors Nova Scotia co-coordinators ( with any questions.