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Come out to one of our local events to connect in person
Editors Saskatchewan hosts a variety of professional development opportunities on topics of interest to editors, writers, and communicators.
Plain Language: Building Results
Friday, October 20, 2017, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Western Development Museum, 2610 Lorne Avenue South, Saskatoon, SK
The essential goal of most documents is to communicate information. Too often, the message gets lost in poor structure, unclear language, and wordiness. So, how do you clear away these barriers and help your message come through?
This one-day introduction to plain language will show you how to remove those barriers and build a document that says what it means. We’ll start by defining plain language and examining its benefits. Next we’ll discuss readers, including the different types and their different reading needs. Then we’ll cover seven practical techniques for creating plain language documents. We’ll finish with a look at page design and ways of evaluating readability.
The workshop will include individual and group exercises to help you apply plain language to real-life examples.
About the Facilitator
Frances Peck, certified professional editor (Hon.), is an editor, writer, and instructor. She works on material ranging from websites and marketing copy to reports, technical material and books. She has taught for the University of Ottawa, Simon Fraser University, UBC and Douglas College, and teaches editors, writers, and translators across the country.
Frances co-authored the popular HyperGrammar website and wrote Peck’s English Pointers, an online collection of articles and quizzes available on the Language Portal of Canada. She lives in North Vancouver and is a partner with West Coast Editorial Associates.
For more information
Editors Saskatchewan offers two workshops each year: one in the fall and one in the spring. They are taught by experienced instructors and have been well received. Workshops we’ve offered in the past have covered core skills like copy editing and proofreading, and well-known courses like Jim Taylor’s Eight-Step Editing, as well as other useful subjects, such as plain language and creating content for the web. If you would like more information, email workshopSK@editors.ca.
We often meet casually, either at noon or in the evening, to discuss some aspect of working as an editor. These events are free and open to members and non-members.
Here are some of the benefits of being part of Editors Saskatchewan:
- Benefit from local networking.
- Take advantage of discounted rates for Editors Saskatchewan workshops and other professional development opportunities.
- Get a discount on McNally’s Reader Reward Card. Editors Saskatchewan is one of McNally Robinson’s Partners in Culture, which means our members can purchase the Reader Reward Card for $10 instead of $25. The card entitles you to a 10% discount on all regularly priced books and merchandise (in-store and online), as well as a 10% discount in the restaurant. You will also receive McNally Robinson’s print newsletter, which highlights great new books and keeps you informed of the literary scene in Manitoba and Saskatchewan.
- Get job opportunities delivered right to your inbox from our job hotline.
And then there are all the other benefits of belonging to a national association of professional editors!
Send your job description to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will broadcast your request to our membership. Interested editors will respond to you directly.
Editors Saskatchewan Branch Contact Information
Saskatoon, SK S7J 5H3
|Past Chair||Michelle Boulton|
|Newsletter||Charlotte Baril, Michelle Shaw|
|Workshops||Perry Millar, Michelle Boulton|
|2018 Conference||Michelle Boulton|
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