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Holiday Speaker Night: Book Conservation with Christine McNair

Join us on November 17 for our holiday Speaker Night on Zoom.

Writers might like to think that their writing is immortalized once on the page, but that’s only true as long as the page lasts. This year, our holiday speaker night will take us into the realm of book conservation. Book conservator and writer Christine McNair will discuss her work at the Canadian Conservation Institute, including some editorial marginalia from medieval manuscripts.

Our discussion will be followed by a game and social time to celebrate the upcoming holiday season. Stick around after our amazing Speaker Night for a party! Trivia will include prizes from Octopus Books, Perth Chocolates, and Happy Goat Coffee.

Time: 6:30pm to 8:00pm EST


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October Speaker Night: Epic and Urban Fantasy with Krista Walsh

We’re excited to announce our next two Speaker Night events for October. Currently, Speakers Night is hosted virtually through Zoom. These events are also completely free to register and attend!

October 20: Epic and Urban Fantasy with Krista Walsh

Krista Walsh writes about magic, assassins, dragons, and badasses. Her books include the Meratis trilogy, the Cadis trilogy, and the Invisible Entente series. She self-publishes through her own imprint, Raven’s Quill Press, through which she also offers proofreading services. Join us for a discussion on epic and urban fantasy, writing, and self-publishing.


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Seminar: Copy Editing II with Moira White – November 12 and November 19

This seminar is delivered on two consecutive Fridays in November between 9:00am and noon EST.

“Superb copyeditors need good judgment as much as language skills, and they must vary their decisions depending on the author they are working with and the conventions of his particular subject area.” (Rosemary Shipton in Darcy Cullen, ed., Editors, Scholars, and the Social Text)

Copy editors constantly need to make editorial and process decisions. Not only does the English language allow a variety of ways to edit most texts, but also clients’ needs vary from project to project. Copy editors can also offer value through their wide knowledge of language and content, as well as their skill with electronic editing tools.

In this seminar, you’ll practice on a variety of documents and learn tips and tricks from an experienced copy editor. You’ll leave with the confidence to tune your edit appropriately and sensitively, customizing each document to its genre and situation. You’ll also leave with a detailed handbook that covers the seminar content and more:

  • Where copy editing fits in the editorial process.
  • When and how to make decisions on grammar, punctuation, tone, length, language level, etc.
  • What value add-ons you can offer, such as creating a style sheet, checking facts, correcting usage, and formatting documents.
  • How to work efficiently using checklists, consistency-checking software, and Word’s editorial tools.
  • Apply plain language techniques.
  • Hone your technique for spotting errors.
  • Learn more about stylistic considerations.
  • Determine how much to edit.

About the Instructor

Moira Rayner White is an Ottawa-based editor, writer, and trainer. She has decades of experience in plain language editing, writing, and teaching for government and corporate clients. She has a Master’s degree in Social Policy and extensive experience editing documents so that they can be clearly understood by their intended audience.

Moira has specific training in plain language communication, copy editing, structural editing, stylistic editing, and proofreading. She has managed onsite production of reports in Canada, the United States, and Europe; has travelled across Canada with public consultations writing, editing, and producing reports; and has synthesized the work of multiple authors.

Moira is an honorary life member and past president of Editors’ Association of Canada (www.editors.ca). She is also a member of PLAIN (http://plainlanguagenetwork.org/).

Schedule: November 12 and November 19
Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm

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