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IN OCTOBER: Your best… horror stories!
Date: Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Time: from 5:00 to 7:00 pm
Place: on Zoom
To celebrate Halloween a few days in advance, safely share your hair-raising editing stories. To vent, to remove their sting, because it’s better to laugh… A nightmarish contract, a mind-boggling text, a traumatizing typo in an email sent or received… Pour yourself your favourite cocktail and join us for this collective exorcism. Laughter and teeth gnashing guaranteed!
Join us! (20 spots available).
Event coordinator: Sylvie Collin
IN NOVEMBER: Word Woes… for Team Solutions!
Facilitators: France Brûlé and Marie-Élaine Gadbois
Date: Tuesday, 24 November 2020
Time: from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Place: on Zoom
Who among us has not been confronted by a sentence written in frightful syntax, an indecipherable piece of text, a passage filled with dreadful errors, or a paragraph needing a judicious rewrite? If two heads are better than one, imagine what fifteen could do! So we are proposing that we try some team solutions for some of these French linguistic headaches!
The workshop takes place in the comfort of your home, in front of your computer, where each participant will be challenged to find answers to the "woes" submitted by fellow editors. In preparation for this activity, you are invited to submit one or two problems you have found to France Brûlé or to Marie-Élaine Gadbois before Friday, 20 November. The passages you submit must present real challenges. Thus, you must avoid anything covered by issues of norm/usage (such as the French words identifier or alternative), spelling issues or simple errors of number or agreement.
Discussions led in French only.
Kindly confirm your attendance before Friday, 20 November, 2020 (only 15 places are available).