Productivity While Working From Home

Presenter: Sagan Morrow
  Number of sessions: 1
Working from home effectively requires a different set of skills than working in an office environment. In this webinar, you'll learn how to manage work-life balance effectively, home office tips and tricks, and ideas for how to organize yourself so you stay on track with your business goals and priorities (without neglecting your personal life).

Clear Spanish Text in a Foreign Land: Is It Possible?

Presenter: Helen Eby
  Number of sessions: 1
How does a Spanish editor or translator approach working on a text for a Spanish-speaking audience in a country like the US where Spanish is not the dominant language? Standards are set by those who use Spanish in daily communication. Translators and editors must spend time with this group to find ways to write text that communicates clearly without sounding awkward, balancing prescriptive and descriptive approaches carefully. Helen will present her book on this topic.

Oops! Finding and Fixing Bloopers in Fiction

Presenter: Amy J. Schneider
  Number of sessions: 1
Copyediting fiction is like being the continuity director for a film, watching for little mistakes that pull readers out of the story. In this session, we’ll discuss (1) language bloopers: pet phrases, sound bloopers, danglers, redundancy; (2) action bloopers: Chekhov’s gun, drop-in characters, bad scene breaks, remembered elements, “As you know, Bob…”; and (3) factual bloopers: physics, body position/parts, anachronisms, geography, deliberate obfuscation, and just generally How Things Work.

Why Use Plain Language? What Science Says About Our Brain’s Reading Process

Presenter: Cheryl Stephens
  Number of sessions: 1
Want to reach a greater audience using plain language? Learn how in this interactive webinar with Cheryl Stephens, the founder of the new PLAIN Canada. With over 30 years of experience helping clients become better communicators, Cheryl will show you how to simplify your message, engage readers, and get your message across.

How to Get Organized and Stay Productive When You Are Your Own Boss

Presenter: Sagan Morrow
  Number of sessions: 1
Freelance editors face unique challenges: you essentially have two jobs with editing projects for clients and with running your business. In this session, you’ll learn how to manage your time and energy effectively when you are your own boss and you work from home... plus how to stay disciplined and improve productivity, without the burnout and overwhelm.

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

Presenter: Lynne Melcombe
  Number of sessions: 1
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? If you’re a novice writer, these are only a few of the questions you may be asking yourself. But not to worry, in this webinar Lynne Melcombe will answer all of these questions and more, including how to determine whether you should hire an editor and what to expect when you do.

Macros for Editors: Building on the Foundations

Presenter: Paul Beverley
  Number of sessions: 1
This webinar picks up where Paul Beverley’s previous webinar "Macros for Editors: Beginners' Basics" left off. Now that you've learned to install macros and use them to analyse documents to find inconsistencies, you’ll learn how to put that information to good use to make global changes to a document before you start reading. Cleaning up a document beforehand will improve your editing speed and allow you to focus more on the meaning and flow of sentences, resulting in a better edit.

Introducing Maps: Developing Requirements and Proofreading Maps

Presenter: Laura Edlund
  Number of sessions: 1
Feeling lost when it comes to editing maps? Laura Edlund will help you find your way. With over 20 years of experience working on publications with maps, Laura will show you how to critically examine and proofread different types of maps. The webinar will cover map conventions and applicable resources, how maps relate to surrounding text, how to develop requirements for creating maps, and more.