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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.
Editors Canada 2018–19 webinar schedule
Part 1: Modifiers
Part 2: Parallelism
Presenter: Elizabeth d'Anjou
Dates: Tuesdays, December 4 and 11, 2018
Time: 12:30 p.m., EST / 9:30 a.m., PST
Length: Two 45-minute sessions
Level: All levels
Member price: $29.75 + HST each / $59.50 + HST for both
Non-member price: $42.50 + HST each / $85.00 + HST for both
Register now for Part 1
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You're a keen reader. You love language. You paid attention (mostly) in English class. You know how to fix a sentence like this: “Aisha loves lions, tigers, and likes giraffes.” You probably even know that the problem is faulty parallelism. But when you're editing a novel or a corporate report late at night and encounter a 58-word sentence with a list that doesn't quite sound right, but doesn't quite seem to match any of the neat examples in your grammar book, you find yourself unable to quite put your finger on the problem—let alone explain it to the author clearly and tactfully.
If this sounds like you, then you'll want to take these webinars! In each of these short, information-packed sessions, Elizabeth will take you through a series of increasingly tricky examples, taking apart each sentence to show how its elements fit together, pointing out where the problem is, and giving you the vocabulary to describe it both formally and informally.
Elizabeth is an in-demand presenter with a lively, approachable style. Whether your last formal grammar class was decades ago or last week—or never—if you are interested in how real-world sentences work, and in how to find and fix grammar issues in them, you'll find these webinars useful, interesting, and (dare we say it) fun.
In 25 years as a freelance editor, Elizabeth d'Anjou has edited trade books, textbooks, academic articles, memoirs, reports, games, and more. She teaches grammar for Ryerson University and presents communications workshops across Canada.
Members of the following associations pay the Editors Canada member rate.
- ACES: The Society for Editing
- Association of Registered Graphic Designers
- Canadian Translators, Terminologists and Interpreters Council
- Editorial Freelancers Association
- Institute of Professional Editors Limited
- Society for Editors and Proofreaders
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