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Since 1979, Editors Canada has been delivering high-quality, local training for editors at every stage of their careers. Now you can get your professional development online with Editors Canada webinars.

2017–18 schedule | Registration info | Past webinars



Editors Canada 2018–19 webinar schedule

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Meet Gutenberg: The New WordPress Content Editor

Presenter: Bud Kraus
Date: Wednesday, September 12
Time: 12 p.m., EDT / 9 a.m., PDT
Length: 1.5 hours
Language: English
Level: Introductory
Member price: $59.50 + HST
Non-Member price: $85.00 + HST

Are you ready for the new WordPress editor that will forever change the way you create web content?

Gutenberg, the name of the new editor, is a new publishing experience for WordPress that’s currently in the works: get ready to make your words, pictures, and layout look as good on screen as they do in your imagination, without any code.

Soon, WordPress 5.0 will be released. It will feature a revolutionary content editor that will entirely replace the WP editor you are currently using.

Gutenberg has evolved over the past year to the point where it is time to learn its fundamentals no matter how you use WordPress. Don’t be caught by surprise. Get a head start on what this major change is all about.

In this presentation, Bud will help you get ready for Gutenberg by showing you:

  • An overview of what Gutenberg is
  • A demo of how it works
  • How you'll soon be using its block editing system to add titles, headings, paragraphs,
    quotes, and other types of copy; have text wrap around an image; and create reusable content
  • How to move, duplicate and delete blocks
  • A few plugins new to Gutenberg
  • If your page builder works – or won’t – with Gutenberg
  • What you can do to prepare for this important change

This webinar is for anyone who uses WordPress. Gutenberg will affect every WordPress website.
As an added bonus, when you register for this webinar you will be entitled to a complimentary test of your site to see if it is compatible with Gutenberg.


Bud Kraus has taught web design and WordPress for over 20 years in New York City and for his online students. He is the creator of the WP A To Z Series, a free WordPress training service. He works with small businesses and their sites, too.

Twitter: @joyofwp



Achieving Editorial Excellence in K-Adult ESL/ELT Materials
Presenter: Marilyn Rosenthal
Date: Monday, July 30
Time: 12 p.m., EDT / 9 a.m., PDT
Length: 2 hours
Language: English
Level: Introductory
Member price: $84
Non-Member price: $120
Register now

The webinar will present an overview and detail the major aspects of of ESL/ELT editorial development. It will include the

  • Editorial planning stage
  • Important references and guidelines
  • Developing a model lesson template
  • Important conventions inside the manuscript (distractors, examples, direction lines) summary of the top 10 factors for achieving editorial excellence

As a result of attending this session, attendees will be able to

  • Use the CEFR to align language levels in materials.
  • Do a competition analysis
  • Create a book map
  • Create a lesson template

This webinar is for editorial and communication professionals with basic experience in the topic area.

Marilyn Rosenthal has more than 30 years of editorial experience in ESL/ELT publishing. She earned a Ph.D. in Linguistics from Georgetown University and has worked for OUP, McGraw-Hill, and many other ELT publishers. Through her company, Syntactix International, she currently consults with many ELT/ESL publishers worldwide and trains ESL/ELT editors through her presentations and webinars.

Twitter: @Marilynrosenth4



Registration info

Please note that registration takes place in two steps. 

  1. Click on the "Register now" link above for the webinar(s) you wish to attend. You will be directed to a payment page. 
  2. Once your payment is complete, you will receive a confirmation email. This email contains instructions to complete your registration on (our host). Be sure to complete this second step on to finalize your registration. Once you've finalized your registration, you will see your unique link to the webinar. You can copy this link down, but you'll also receive a reminder email with your webinar details a day ahead of time.


Members of the following associations pay Editors Canada member rate.

  • Canadian Translators, Terminologists and Interpreters Council
  • Editorial Freelancers Association
  • Institute of Professional Editors Limited
  • The Society for Editing
  • Society for Editors and Proofreaders Ltd


Past webinars

  • Social Media for Professional Communicators
  • Punctuation, Period!
  • Creating Compelling Web Content
  • Les réseaux sociaux, comment s'y retrouver
  • Are You Certifiable? Preparing for Editors Canada's Certification Exams (free webinar!)
  • Content That Counts: Content Development for Niche Media
  • Grab Your Career by the Ears and Shake It
  • La révision en traduction/adaptation littéraire
  • Language Theory: What You're Really Editing Is the Person
  • Developmental Editing for Fiction and Memoir
  • Getting work with the Online Directory of Editors
  • Creating and Maintaining In-House Style Guides
  • Let the Fire Burn Brightly: Wordiness Be Gone!
  • La langue de l'éducation au Canada, vous connaissez?
  • How to Meet People in a Room Full of Strangers
  • Introduction to Microsoft Word Styles 101
  • From Wordiness to Plain Language : Editing with Style
  • Good Grammar: It's More Than a Gut Feel
  • How to Evolve Your Writing from Print to Online
  • Professional Editorial Standards: How do they work for you?
  • La correction d'épreuves de manuels
  • A Linguist's Guide to Grammar
  • Techniques de révision après traduction
  • What's Wrong with This Sentence?
  • Programme d’agrément en révision linguistique – Réviseurs Canada : Webinaire d’information (free webinar!)
  • Almost Everything You Need to Know about Copy Editing and Grammar Skills
  • The WordPress A to Z Webinar Series
  • Effective Technical Editing
  • Better Time Management for Successful Editors
  • Copy Editing Live!
  • Estimating Editorial Costs
  • Introduction to STEM Editing
  • How to Handle Digital Photos
  • Getting Your Self-Published Client to a Finished Product

Recordings of past webinars are now available for purchase!