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.

Copy Editing Standards: Tables, Visual Elements, and Multimedia

Presenter: Robin Marwick
  Number of sessions: 1
If you're comfortable copy editing text but aren't as confident when it comes to visual elements, then this introductory webinar is for you! Focusing on Professional Editorial Standard D12, Robin Marwick will teach you everything you need to know to ensure that all visuals are consistent across a document. This includes tables, graphs, headings, image caption styles, numbering, and more.

Macros for Editors: Beginners’ Basics

Presenter: Paul Beverley
  Number of sessions: 1
Macros can often be an editor’s best secret weapon by increasing your editing speed and consistency, but not everyone is familiar with how to install and use them. This introductory webinar aims to make macros accessible to anyone and everyone by showing you how to install and start using macros right away. You’ll learn how to analyse documents to reveal inconsistencies, how to use macros to speed up the editing process, and how to make global changes to documents before you start editing.