Make the Most of CP Style

Presenter: Patti Tasko
The Canadian Press Stylebook has been a standard, handy resource for years for editors looking for practical guidance on the finer points of communicating cleanly, accurately and concisely. Every wonder how CP style decisions get made?

Edit Your Résumé for In-House Work

Presenter: Letitia Henville
Your resume is your opportunity to show a potential employer that you know how to solve their problems. While your cover letter gives you the space to detail your achievements, your resume must succinctly demonstrate both the scope and the depth of your experience.

Macros for Editors: Beginners’ Basics

Presenter: Paul Beverley
Macros can enable you to edit more quickly and your work will have a higher level of consistency. Assuming zero knowledge, this webinar will show you how to follow a simple set of instructions to install an initial set of macros. These macros represent a very powerful set of tools that you can start to use straightaway, at a simple level; but they can also be used even more widely as you gain confidence.

Copy Editing Standards: Tables, Visual Elements, and Multimedia

Presenter: Robin Marwick
The visual elements of a document matter as much as the text. If visual elements lack consistency with one another or with the surrounding text, it frustrates readers and hampers comprehension. In this webinar, participants will learn how to put Standard D12 of the Professional Editorial Standards (“Ensure all tables, visual elements, and multimedia are consistent with surrounding text and are consistently presented”) into practice.

Introducing Maps: Developing Requirements and Proofreading Maps

Presenter: Laura Edlund
This webinar introduces how to critically examine maps as an editor, develop and edit requirements for maps in text publications, and review the results. By looking critically at maps and their context, art manuscripts, possible resources, and checklists, webinar attendees will develop their understanding of how to edit maps with the same care and rigour they edit text.

Macros for Editors: Building on the Foundations

Presenter: Paul Beverley
Macros for Editors Part 2 builds on the set of tools provided in Part 1 and enables you to move – carefully – into the area of using macros to make global changes before you start reading the document. This will clear up many of the inconsistencies before you start reading, which means that, as you read, you are able to focus much more time and concentration on the meaning and flow of the sentences, producing a higher standard of edited text as a result – and more quickly.

Why to Hire an Editor: And What to Expect When You Do

Presenter: Lynne Melcombe
Why Hire an Editor? walks the novice writer through the editing process by answering common questions writers ask. How do I know if I need an editor? What type of editing do I need? Where can I find an editor? How do I know they’re qualified? What should I pay an editor? Interspersed with humourous advice from leading literary wits (Ernest Hemingway, Somerset Maugham, and Dorothy Parker, for example), Why Hire an Editor? is an essential guide to understanding that a good editor does much more than check for grammar mistakes and typos.

“With Your Consent”: The Unruly Realm of Copyright and Permissions

Presenter: Dania Sheldon
If the topics of copyright, permissions, and licensing make you uneasy, you’re not alone. Public domain, fair use, open licensing, copyleft, Creative Commons, most favoured nation clause… Is it the author’s lifetime plus 50 years or 70? If something’s on the Internet, is it fair game for reuse? Do lyrics count? What about photographs of artworks?