We're happy to announce that the first two webinars of our winter semester are now open for registration!
Title: Editing for Engineers and Scientists
Presenter: Christa Bedwin
Date: Thursday, January 23 2020
Time: 1pm ET / 10am PT
Length: 1 hour
Member price: $39
Non-member price: $69
Many editors complain of feeling at sea with scientific or engineering documents, or of finding engineers or scientists intransigent to work with. Christa Bedwin loves working with engineers and scientists, and has codified the secrets to happy relations with this special class of writers, their needs, and some magic tips to effective communications.
This course will prepare editors who have hesitated to edit for these clients, to feel more confident about their ability to enter this lucrative market. We will cover appropriate resources and style guides for various scientific fields, as well as special industry and government needs, and issues that excellent professional editors need to be alert to in science and engineering. We will also discuss ways of communicating and explaining edits to the scientifically-minded client, and a few tips that help engineers understand and accept what the editor wants.
Christa has been an international science editor and writer for 20 years. She has written 3 textbooks for consultants and contributed chapters to Editing Canadian English and Editorial Niches. She has freelance experience with educational and trade publishers, industry, government, and academia. She worked in-house with global consulting company Golder Associates on international engineering and environmental projects. She has taught technical writing seminars in three countries, helped to develop international writing standards, and edited for scientific writers around the globe.
Title: Book Formatting Using Word Styles
Presenter: Meghan Behse
Date: Tuesday, January 28
Time: 1pm ET / 10am PT
Length: 1.5 hours
Member price: $59
Non-member price: $99
In "Book Formatting Using Word Styles" you'll learn how to create a fully customizable print book layout using Microsoft Word. Learn how to: set trim and margins sizes; properly format sections with the correct headers and footers; and use paragraph styles to create a consistent, professional looking print book layout. This webinar will also teach you how to correct word spacing, adjust for orphans and widows, and save your document as a print-ready PDF.
Meghan Behse has been working in the alternative publishing world for ten years. She began her career as an editor for Colborne Communications and soon became the company's vice president. In 2011, Meghan was intimately involved in bringing the hybrid publishing model to Canada through her work launching Iguana Books. In her role as publisher, she has steered Iguana through a new world of digital and print-on-demand publishing. Having helped publish over 130 authors, Meghan's primary interest is in using emerging technologies to help overcome the obstacles writers continue to face within the industry, particularly in Canada
Can't make it this time?
We're pleased to announce these webinars will be recorded and available for purchase.
Recordings of many of our recent webinars are now available for sale. When you buy an Editors Canada webinar recording, you'll receive a video file to watch at your leisure on your computer or mobile device. The file is yours to keep, so you can watch it again and again.
Visit our webinar recordings page to see what's available now. We're adding new recordings regularly and some are available for a limited time only, so be sure to check often.
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