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Pre-Conference Seminars

Editors Nova Scotia is proud to present the following four pre-conference seminars on Friday, June 7, 2019, at the Westin Nova Scotian. You can register for these seminars separately on the conference registration form.

 

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Shifting the Conversation: Bringing Indigenous Stories to Readers

Time: 9:00 am–12:00 pm (lunch not included)
Location: The Westin Nova Scotian, Harbour Suite A
Rates: Editors Canada members $100, non-members $130

This workshop will help participants gain the knowledge they need to edit Indigenous stories in a way that respects and reflects Indigenous Peoples’ perspectives and experiences. Participants will use worksheets and short readings to learn new ways to apply their editing skills to manuscripts that require specialized knowledge. Using examples from published manuscripts, participants will learn how to question when it is appropriate to rethink how they use style guides and language conventions.

Rhonda Kronyk pre-conference speaker EAC 2019

Instructor: Rhonda Kronyk is a Dene/settler writing, editing and grant consultant who works with editors to shift the ways Indigenous stories are published in Canada.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Eight-Step Editing: Finding and Fixing Common Readability Problems

Time: 9:00 am–12:00 pm (lunch not included)
Location: The Westin Nova Scotian, Harbour Suite B
Rates: Editors Canada members $100, non-members $130

This half-day workshop is for editors, writers, and other communication professionals, who want to make their words work better.
Developed by Jim Taylor for Editors Canada and presented by professional editor and instructor Elizabeth d’Anjou, this licensed workshop uses a step-by-step process to identify the most common obstacles that readers encounter when relating to a text, and provides quick and simple techniques for fixing them. Eight-Step Editing has been presented to groups across Canada to rave reviews since 1985, helping thousands of people reach their readers more successfully.
Whether you are a novice or a seasoned professional, you will leave Eight-Step Editing with a practical “toolkit” of techniques that you can put to use immediately with nonfiction texts of any kind—articles, books, personal essays, blogs, reports, memoranda, and more.

elizabeth d'anjou pre-conference speaker 2019 EAC Halifax

Instructor: Elizabeth d’Anjou has nearly 25 years of experience as a freelance editor with a diverse clientèle, from publishers to corporations to government departments. A third-generation editor with a particular expertise in readability issues, Elizabeth is also an instructor with Ryerson University’s Publishing Program and a coordinator of Editors Kingston. She is an engaging and informative presenter whose seminars and webinars for Editors Canada are always popular. Follow her on Twitter at @ElizdAnjou.

 

 

 

 

Macros 101: Work Smarter, Not Harder

Time: 1:00–4:00 pm
Location: The Westin Nova Scotian, Harbour Suite A
Rates: Editors Canada members $100, non-members $130

Macros are just one of many tools that editors can use to sharpen their work. This session will begin with an overview of how and why macros can increase accuracy and efficiency and a demo of how macros work: how to record them, how to view and edit them in the Visual Basic Editor, and how to save them to a template. The remainder of the session will be devoted to demonstrating a variety of simple macros that are useful to editors and discussing useful resources on developing and troubleshooting your own macros.

amy schneider pre-conference speaker 2019 EAC Halifax

Instructor: Amy J. Schneider, owner of Featherschneider Editorial Services (www.featherschneider.com), has been a full-time freelance copyeditor and proofreader since 1995. Her editorial experience includes college textbooks, trade nonfiction, university press books, and best-selling fiction in a variety of genres. She has written articles and presented in-person and remote sessions on topics of interest to editorial freelancers for Copyediting.com, An American Editor, Communication Central, the Editorial Freelancers Association, ACES, the Northwest Independent Editors Guild, and Editors Canada. When she’s not working in the soft glow of her four-monitor desktop, she enjoys running, singing, and teaching her springer spaniels to do silly tricks (not all at the same time).

 

 

 

 

 

 

Be BOLD! Making Your Own Opportunities

Time: 1:00–4:00 pm
Location: The Westin Nova Scotian, Harbour Suite B
Rates: Editors Canada members $100, non-members $130

Are you beginning your career in freelance or been at it for a couple of years? Finding clients and opportunities can be difficult, especially once you've tried all the traditional ways. This workshop will focus on practical ways you can find and create your own opportunities to kick start your business. We will discuss

  • Effective, authentic networking and follow-up
  • Asking bold questions
  • Going directly to your potential clients
  • Getting the word out (and encouraging referrals)

This workshop doesn't cover traditional marketing or social media--it's about thinking beyond the obvious and making things happen for yourself. We will discuss specific action items that anyone can do, and we will brainstorm some fresh ideas. Prepare for an interactive workshop!

laura poole pre-conference speaker 2019 EAC Halifax

Instructor: Laura Poole is a 22-year veteran of freelance editing. Through her career, she has talked her way into jobs, promotions, and many interesting opportunities. She loves encouraging and coaching beginning freelancers to thrive in their businesses. From 2015 to 2018, Laura was the director of training for Copyediting.com (now part of ACES).