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Speaker Nights: January, February and March 2023

We’re so excited to announce our first Speaker Nights of 2023. We have two lined up for the coming months! On the third Wednesday of the month, we host a free Speaker Night to hear from a wide variety of hosts and to discuss topics related to editing, publishing, and more. Speaker Nights are currently…

Seminar: Structural Editing – An Editor’s Toolkit with Lissa M. Cowan – January 21 and 22

This seminar is offered through Zoom over two days, Saturday, January 21 and Sunday, January 22, 2023, between 9am and 12pm EST. Whether working on fiction, non-fiction, or technical and professional writing, learn how to better perform a structural edit. Join the Ottawa-Gatineau branch of Editors Canada for their first seminar of 2023! Structural editing,…

Cancelled: Copy Editing I with Moira White – November 1 and November 2

This seminar is offered through Zoom over two days (Tuesday and Wednesday) between 9am and 12pm EST. Are you a novice editor, or do you simply want to improve your writing? If yes, the latest offering from Editors Ottawa-Gatineau was designed for you. In this learn-by-doing seminar, Moria White will demonstrate basic techniques for improving…

5 word misuse memes to watch for

You’re editing a wide variety of content from different clients—web pages, reports, speeches—and one of the writers misuses a word or phrase. You fix it and move on. Then you see the same mistake by another writer, from a different organization, in a different document. You start keeping track, and you see the word misuse…

September Social at Editors Ottawa-Gatineau

We’re beyond excited to announce that we will be having an in-person social this year to welcome back members and ring in the autumn season. There will be food and a cash bar, great conversation, and door prizes! Date: Saturday, September 24, 2022 Time: 1pm to 4pm EDT Location: The Bridge Public House (1 Donald…

Seminar: Stylistic Editing with Carolyn Brown – September 21 and September 22

This seminar is offered through Zoom over two days (Wednesday and Thursday) between 9am and 12pm EST. Are you thinking about writing Editors Canada’s Stylistic Editing exam this November? Do you want to improve your editorial judgment with guidance from an experienced editor? Check out this timely virtual seminar offering from Carolyn Brown: Stylistic Editing,…

Fall 2022 Speaker Nights

We’re pleased to announce our Speaker Nights for this upcoming fall! On the third Wednesday of every month, we host a free Speaker Night to hear from a wide variety of hosts and to discuss topics related to editing, publishing, and more. Speaker Nights are currently conducted through Zoom and are free of charge. If…

Working for an Author Services Company

At the February Ottawa-Gatineau Speaker Night, Wayne Jones talked about the publishing industry and how it has evolved over the years due to technology. He talked about traditional publishing and self-publishing, noting the editor’s role in each. In traditional publishing, editors work with the publisher. In the self-publishing world, editors work with the writer. Wayne…

March Speaker Night: Editing Academic Research Grant Proposals with Letitia Henville

Written by Tom Vradenberg. Edited by Stephanie Mason. Editing research grant proposals: it’s about as specific as it gets. Most editors, throughout their careers, specialize in subjects they gravitate to, with many pulled towards the more popular genres of scientific journals or poetry (amongst others). However, editing academic research grant proposals may be the niche…

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