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Get a sneak peek at the Editors 22 conference sessions

Published on: April 07, 2022

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Editors Canada's 2022 conference is a virtual event that takes place online May 28–29, 2022. Hundreds of editors from a wide range of fields, as well as writers, communication professionals and small business owners will join us for this weekend of networking and fun, but what really makes the conference shine is the learning opportunities for all skill levels.
 
The full conference schedule will be available soon. In the meantime, here's a sneak peek at some of the sessions we're excited to offer at Editors 22.
 
Conscious Language and Copyediting Fiction
Amy J. Schneider
 
Conscious language is a growing area of interest for editors, and it applies to fiction as well as nonfiction. Language in fiction (in both narration and dialogue) that is sexist, racist, ageist, ableist, homophobic, or transphobic, although it may seek to reflect real life and further the story, can be harmful to readers. At the copyediting stage, these issues may or may not have been discussed or reviewed, and the copyeditor may need to attend to them. Read more.
 
Websites that Work for Editors
Ruth E. Thaler-Carter
 
Whether seeking in-house or freelance work, an editor today often needs a website to be found and vetted by prospective employers or clients. Get the basics on creating and maintaining a website that will work for you, from a domain name and e-mail address to design and content suggestions, along with resources and examples of editors' websites that work well — and ones that don't.
 
Branching out: Working on Interactive Stories
Tanya Gold, Ryan Penk, Simone D. Sallé
 
Do you enjoy stories you can actively participate in? Are you interested in learning more about working on them? Join a video-game writer, a role-playing-game editor, and a translator of interactive books as they discuss the joys and complexities of working on nonlinear, branching, and interactive storytelling across different types of platforms.
 
How to Win the Pricing Game as a Freelance Editor
Suzy Bills
 
Many freelance editors struggle to decide how much to charge and which pricing method to use. How do you know what the current rates are? What if a potential client thinks your rates are too high? And what if you underestimate the time required to complete a project and therefore will earn less than you planned on, unless you ask the client for more money? This session will answer these and other questions about pricing so that you can feel confident when presenting your rates, overcome price objections, and increase your earnings.
 
Lost in a Sea of Words: Mapping Your Way to a Stronger Story
Christina M. Frey
 
No Chicago? No problem. Developmental editing can sometimes feel like steering a rudderless ship, but there's a way to chart your course. In this interactive session we'll explore book mapping, a valuable tool for developmental editing of longer narratives and for assisting authors with revisions. Read more.
 
…and so much more!
 
And don't forget: All conference sessions will be recorded so you won't have to choose between sessions during the conference weekend. Until August 31, 2022, you'll be able to watch the recording of any conference session.
 
Register early to save
 
Members of Editors Canada and our partner organizations always register at discounted rates, but if you register before April 25, 2022, you can take advantage of the early-bird discount to save even more. Visit our website for the full list of our partner organizations.

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