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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 2017–18 webinar schedule

Editing Award-Winning Proposals
Presenter: Vanya Wong
Date: Thursday, April 12
Time: 12 p.m., EDT / 9 a.m., PDT
Length: 1 hour
Language: English
Level: Introductory
Member price: $42
Non-Member price: $60
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Learn how to write and edit award-winning proposals for government and private companies. This webinar is ideal for those just starting in the proposal writing business or thinking of writing their first proposal.

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

  • understand what background on a client is needed before they begin a proposal editing job
  • apply strategies and checklists when editing proposals
  • apply IFBP when editing a proposal

This webinar is geared towards editorial and communication professionals who have basic experience in the topic area.

Vanya Wong has an active certification with the BC College of Teachers and has facilitated in-person workshops for 10 to 30 people. Vanya has 10 years of teaching experience with adult learners, and 13 years of writing and editing experience. In addition to writing and editing proposals for government and companies, Vanya has edited books for classroom use, articles for trade magazines, and content for company websites and blogs.

 

 

Translation Services, Not a Translation Agency
Special Free Webinar Presentation by Farm Credit Canada

Presenters: Gisèle Poirier and Julie Roy
Translation Services / Services de traduction
Farm Credit Canada / Financement agricole Canada
Date: Monday, April 16, 2018
Time: French session: 12 p.m., EDT / 9 a.m., PDT
English session: 1 p.m., EDT/ 10 a.m., PDT
Length: Two 45-minute sessions
Language: French and English
Level: All levels
Member price: Complimentary
Non-Member price: Complimentary

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Register now for the French session

This special webinar will include a presentation, video, and a Q&A session to provide editors, writers, translators, and other communication professionals across Canada with the opportunity to explore the exciting work environment and career prospects at Farm Credit Canada, located in beautiful Regina, Saskatchewan.

Translation Services, not a Translation Bureau
Explore the difference with Farm Credit Canada’s (FCC) business model

Do you love challenges? Are you interested in hearing about stimulating work in a large Crown Corporation? FCC’s team of language professionals is right in the middle of work that contributes directly to advancing the industry that feeds the world.

Our dynamic, high-performing team collaborates with clients to provide content of the highest quality in both official languages, while maintaining quantity and exceptional service. We also ensure that the content is adapted to reflect the culture of the organization.

In today’s global market, risk management is of the utmost importance. Our team manages this risk for our clients and the organization. Come and learn how we do this.

We’ve created a number of initiatives in order to provide excellent client service. Learn how we’ve structured our team to ensure all of the corporation’s content is available in both official languages.

Our fully functional internal translation services model can be used for anyone starting up a business. We can show you how we differ from a standard translation bureau. We are Translation Services and we’re proud to function differently, yet deliver outstanding results.

FCC moved from Ottawa to Regina in Sept of 1991. We advance the business of agriculture by providing financing and services that meet the evolving needs of our customers. With a single industry focus, FCC's profits are reinvested back into agriculture through increased lending to customers and development of agricultural knowledge, products and services. With FCC in the market, producers benefit, agriculture benefits, rural Canada benefits and so do all Canadians.

Join us!

 

Gisèle Poirier is currently manager of Translation Services at Farm Credit Canada’s head office in Regina, Saskatchewan.

 

 

 

Julie Roy, translator and certified professional reviser (French) with Editors Canada, moved from Quebec to join Farm Credit Canada’s Translation Services team in Regina, Saskatchewan.

 

 

Starting a Freelance Editing or Writing Career
Presenter: Christine LeBlanc
Date: Saturdays, May 5 and 12
Time: 12 p.m., EDT / 9 a.m., PDT
Length: Two 1 hour sessions
Language: English
Level: Introductory
Member price: $84
Non-Member price: $120
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Being a freelancer is much more than working in your pyjamas. For the privilege of setting your own hours, you also have to be your own boss, the sales team, the office manager, the bookkeeper, as well as the employee. Learn how in this seminar, which outlines the basic steps to your dream job.

Part 1: Getting Ready
Part 2: Getting Going

As a result of attending this session, attendees will be able to start their own freelance business. They'll know how to register for a business name and HST number, how to start marketing their services and what to track for basic bookkeeping and taxes.

This webinar series is geared towards communication professionals at all stages of their career.

Christine LeBlanc started Dossier Communications in 2005, after a decade in publishing. She has a degree in journalism and a professional certification in marketing.

Twitter: @DossierCom

 

Manuscript Evaluation
Presenter: Greg Ioannou
Date: Monday, May 14
Time: 12 p.m., EDT / 9 a.m., PDT
Length: 1.5 hours
Language: English
Level: Introductory/Intermediate
Member price: $59.50
Non-Member price: $85
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The rise of self-publishing has vastly increased the demand for an old editorial skill -- manuscript evaluation (also called critiquing). Often you'll be asked to edit a manuscript that just isn't ready for editing. An evaluation lets you guide the writer through the task of reworking the manuscript. A properly prepared evaluation looks at a wide variety of aspects of the manuscript, pointing out what's working and what isn't. Evaluation is what beta readers think they are doing, but at a much more professional level. This webinar will discuss how to evaluate fiction and non-fiction manuscripts.

After attending this webinar, participants will be able to guide writers through extensive, focussed rewrites of their manuscripts — and will understand their own writing better, too.

This webinar is geared toward editorial professionals who want a better understanding of manuscript evaluation so that they can include it in the editorial services they offer clients.

Greg Ioannou

Former disc jockey Greg Ioannou evolved from a record reviewer in his spare time to a professional editor running a publishing company and a crowdfunding site.

Twitter: @GregIoannou

 

Demystifying Permissions Clearance and Photo Research
Presenter: Marnie Lamb
Date: Tuesday to Thursday, June 5, 6 and 7
Time: 12 p.m., EDT / 9 a.m., PDT
Length: Three sessions of 1.5 hours each
Language: English
Level: Introductory
Member price: $178.50
Non-Member price: $255
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Webinar I: Canadian Copyright Basics for Permissions

Understanding permissions clearance and photo research requires first an understanding of copyright as it relates to permissions clearance. This seminar examines the most important aspects of copyright from this perspective: criteria for copyright protection, types of works protected by copyright, examples of rights protected, and rules surrounding public domain and fair dealing.

As a result of attending this session

  • attendees will be able to give examples of the breadth of materials protected by copyright and the types of rights that copyright covers.
  • attendees will be able to explain the criteria surrounding designations of public domain and fair dealing.

Webinar II: Permissions I: Log Creation, Request Sending, and Photo Research

In this webinar, participants will apply the knowledge gained in Canadian Copyright Basics for Permissions by examining the permissions process, beginning with manuscript assessment and the creation of a log of copyrighted material. The seminar then focuses on how to send a proper permission request to a rightsholder, and finishes by discussing the unique aspects of researching and clearing images. Although the seminar is taught through the lens of educational publishing, participants will find the information presented applicable to other fields.

As a result of attending this session

  • attendees will be able to locate copyrighted material in a manuscript and create a log of that material.
  • attendees will be able to identity the unique features and pitfalls of photo research.

Webinar III: Permissions II: Correspondence, Troubleshooting, and Project Wrap-Up

In the final seminar of the series, participants will follow the permissions process through to the end. Topics discussed comprise corresponding with rightsholders and clients, troubleshooting complex permissions situations, and wrapping up permissions projects. Although the seminar is taught through the lens of educational publishing, participants will find the information presented applicable to other fields.

As a result of attending this session

  • attendees will be able to list best-practice strategies for communicating with rightsholders and clients.
  • attendees will be able to better untangle tricky permissions situations through applying all of the knowledge gained in the seminar series.

This webinar is geared towards editorial and communications professionals who have basic experience in the topic area.

Marnie Lamb runs Ewe Editorial Services, which provides permissions research services to numerous publishers, including McGraw-Hill Education, Nelson, and Emond Montgomery.

 

Eight-Step Editing: A Systematic Approach to Improving Readability (Parts 1 & 2)
Date: Monday, June 11 and Tuesday, June 12
Time: Noon, EDT / 9AM., PDT
Length: Two 90-min. sessions
Language: English
Level: Introductory
Member price: $122.50
Non-Member price: $175.00

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This webinar demonstrates how to identify common obstacles that can reduce a reader’s ability to understand and engage with a text—and how to fix them. Attendees will leave with a “toolkit” of practical techniques for improving a piece of writing. These techniques can be applied to a wide range of informational documents, including reports, memos, articles, summaries, proposals, observations, analyses, instructions, web content, and more.

For seasoned editors, who tend to apply these techniques intuitively, Eight-Step Editing provides a useful review and a systematic approach. It also offers a way to look more objectively at a piece of writing with the reader’s experience top of mind, and provides a guide for focussing energy in projects where resources (time, money, attention) are limited. For novices, who may struggle to know how to begin, Eight-Step Editing offers an objective starting point and proven techniques to apply as they develop their skills.

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

  • identify and solve eight common readability problems, including overly long sentences, wordiness, and low-energy verbs
  • apply a systematic approach to improving a text, making stylistic edits more efficiently and effectively

Elizabeth d'Anjou

In over 20 years as a freelance editor, Elizabeth d’Anjou has edited trade books, textbooks, academic articles, memoirs, government reports, games, and more. She teaches copy editing for Ryerson University and presents communications workshops across Canada.

Twitter: @ElizdAnjou

In-person sessions: Eight-step editing is also being offered as an in-person session, taught by instructor Moira Rayner White, by Editors Ottawa-Gatineau in Ottawa on April 10, 2018, and by Editors BC in Vancouver on April 28, 2018.

 

Editing for the Web Without Lowering Your Standards
Presenter: Erin Brenner
Date: Monday, June 18
Time: 12 p.m., EDT / 9 a.m., PDT
Length: 1 hour
Language: English
Level: Introductory
Member price: $42
Non-Member price: $60
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People visit websites with a need, and if a site doesn't fulfill that need, they'll click away before you can say "See ya!" Website editors can help keep visitors reading by shaping and formatting copy to hold readers' attention.

In this session, Copyediting co-owner and publisher Erin Brenner will teach you how to edit websites to keep readers interested while upholding grammar and usage rules.

As a result of attending this session, attendees will be able to identify key characteristics of web writing style and be able to edit a manuscript for those characteristics.

This webinar is geared to students or junior editors with basic experience in the topic area.

Erin is the co-owner and publisher and editor-in-chief of Copyediting newsletter. She taught hundreds of editing students through the University of California, San Diego, Extension editing program and is a frequent speaker for editing groups. Erin is currently developing an editing program for Copyediting

Twitter: @ebrenner

 

Turning Your Editing Career into a Teaching Career
Presenter: Erin Brenner
Date: Wednesday, July 11
Time: 12 p.m., EDT / 9 a.m., PDT
Length: 1 hour
Language: English
Level: Advanced
Member price: $42
Non-Member price: $60
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There are dozens of programs out there that provide editor training, and they all need teachers. Sharing your expertise with new editors is not only rewarding but also profitable!

In this session, Copyediting co-owner and publisher Erin Brenner will discuss how we learn to edit, what editors need to know to become editing teachers, and the holy grail: where to find teaching positions.

As a result of attending this session, attendees will be able to determine whether they have the required skills to teach editing and where to look for positions.

This webinar is geared to editors with considerable experience.

Erin is the co-owner and publisher and editor-in-chief of Copyediting newsletter. She taught hundreds of editing students through the University of California, San Diego, Extension editing program and is a frequent speaker for editing groups. Erin is currently developing an editing program for Copyediting.

Twitter: @ebrenner

 

The Editor's Place in Ebook Development
Presenter: Kevin Callahan
Date: Monday to Thursday, July 16 to 19
Time: 12 p.m., EDT / 9 a.m., PDT
Length: Four 1-hour sessions
Language: English
Level: Introductory
Member price: $157.50
Non-Member price: $225
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Ebooks should not be afterthoughts. Digital publishing presents great opportunities for large and small publishers. Ebooks can include more varied and comprehensive content than print. They must be accessible to readers who are closed out of the print format because of various disabilities. Editors can be instrumental in creating robust e-titles by including ebooks as part of planning and production from acquisition, or before.

  • What is an ebook? An under-the-hood look at EPUB creation. Tools, methodologies, workflows.
  • There's no page count! Plan the ebook edition from the start. What can be enhanced in the digital edition? What extra editorial elements can be included? What are the design needs? Plan extended, interactive backmatter, including a linked index.
  • Make every ebook accessible. Plan these elements from acquisition: structure, book section identification, image descriptions, design choices.
  • Talk to your colleagues. What does the designer needs to hear? How can the production department help? What does the ebook developer require?

As a result of attending this webinar, attendees will have a broad exposure to the possibilities and responsibilities of ebook development.

And, they will learn that by working from the earliest planning stages, collaborative ebook development can not only create powerful digital offerings but can enhance the editor's appreciation of the format.

This webinar is geared to editorial and communication professionals who have basic experience.

Kevin Callahan is a New York City–based ebook developer, writer, and teacher. He speaks regularly at conferences such as ebookcraft, PePcon, and CreativePro Week, and is a member of the EPUB3 Community Group's Accessibility taskforce. You can watch his course on Creating Fixed Layout ebooks for the Kindle on Lynda.com. Kevin will present a seminar on how to use InDesign to make ebooks accessible at the next ebookcraft in Toronto in March 2018.

Twitter: @BNGObooks

 

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
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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 Zoom.us (our host). Be sure to complete this second step on Zoom.us 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!