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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.


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Editors Canada 2018–19 webinar schedule



Real-World Grammar

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
Language: English
Level: All levels
Type: Instructional
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
Register now for Part 2

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.

Elizabeth d'Anjou

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.

Twitter: @ElizdAnjou
Editors Canada Online Directory Profile


Registration info

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 

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.



Past webinars

  • 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
  • Editing Award-Winning Proposals
  • Starting a Freelance Editing or Writing Career
  • Manuscript Evaluation
  • Demystifying Permissions Clearance and Photo Research
  • Eight-Step Editing: A Systematic Approach to Improving Readability
  • Editing for the Web Without Lowering Your Standards
  • Turning Your Editing Career into a Teaching Career
  • The Editor's Place in Ebook Development
  • Achieving Editorial Excellence in K-Adult ESL/ELT Materials
  • Meet Gutenberg: The New WordPress Content Editor
  • Integrating Plain Language into Your Services: A Four-Part Program 
  • Punctuation, Period!
  • Editing Distressing Content
  • Wildcards

Recordings of past webinars are now available for purchase!