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Substantive Editing

Monday, April 18, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Captial Hill Hotel & Suites, Mackenzie Room, 88 Albert St., Ottawa
Instructor: Jennifer Latham

What do you do when your client sends you a document to copy edit, but you quickly realize it needs much more? Substantive editing requires a whole range of editing skills that go far beyond stylistic and copy editing. This workshop will cover
• using a specific approach and process for the substantive job
• educating your client about the types of editing and the time and effort involved
• evaluating the coherence and organization of information
• negotiating revisions with the author and client
• asserting your editorial authority

Real examples will be discussed and you will be given challenging exercises. Instructor Jennifer Latham will share tips and strategies for dealing with the inherent dangers of substantive editing, such as knowing when to rewrite, how to keep your editorial objectivity, and how to avoid being seduced by the author and the text. Who knew that editing could be so sexy? Come and find out how to add an exciting new dimension to your editing life.

Jennifer Latham is a past president of the Editors’ Association of Canada. She worked for many years as a full-time freelance editor offering editing, writing, and project management services to government and private sector clients. As a specialist in substantive editing, Jennifer has developed a process for approaching substantive jobs, and has learned all the tips, tricks, and pitfalls for this type of editing. Jennifer is currently Director of Editorial Services with the Office of the Auditor General of Canada.

Registration closes April 11, 2011, at 4 p.m.

Registration fees (HST inclusive): EAC members $215, non-members $290

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