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Editors Calgary was formed in February 2015. For more information about editing in Calgary, including Editors Calgary social events and professional development opportunities, we invite you to connect with us on social media.
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Meetings and Events
Usage Traps and Myths:
When was impact accepted as a verb? Why are prevent and avoid so often confused? Is it okay to verbify? This half-day workshop examines these and other usage questions and problems affecting today's speech, journalism, and other writing. We'll also cover the top five usage myths, discuss the best resources for clearing up usage questions, and -- of course -- practise.
When: April 5, 2019, 9 a.m. - noon MT
Where: Nature Conservancy of Canada, Tom Beck Boardroom, 890 – 105 12 Ave SE, Calgary
Editor-writer Frances Peck, CPE (Hon), has worked with words for nearly three decades. She prepared the Canadian edition of the St. Martin's Workbook, a grammar exercise book; co-authored the HyperGrammar website; and wrote Peck's English Pointers, a free collection of articles and quizzes available on the Language Portal of Canada. Frances lives in Vancouver, where she's a partner with West Coast Editorial Associates and teaches at Douglas College and the University of British Columbia.