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.

Edit Your Résumé for In-House Work

Presenter: Letitia Henville
  Number of sessions: 1
Looking for ways to standout when applying to in-house positions? Why not start with one of your most important assets: your résumé! In this free webinar, writer and editor Letitia Henville will share with you how to craft a persuasive and winning résumé that highlights your past work experience, as well as how you can tailor your résumé to the different kinds of publishers.

Make the Most of CP Style

Presenter: Patti Tasko
  Number of sessions: 1
Have you ever wondered how CP Style decisions are made? And why they sometimes change? Would you like tips on how to speed up your editing process? Or maybe you need an update on current gender-neutral language, or guidance on how to handle bullets? Then this is the webinar for you. Drawing on her past experience as the senior supervising editor for The Canadian Press and long-time editor of the CP Stylebook, Patti Tasko will take you through the answers to all these questions and so much more in this webinar.

Book Formatting Using Word Styles

Presenter: Meghan Behse
  Number of sessions: 1
In “Book Formatting Using Word Styles” you’ll learn how to create a fully customizable print book layout using Microsoft Word. Learn how to: set trim and margins sizes; properly format sections with the correct headers and footers; and use paragraph styles to create a consistent, professional looking print book layout. This webinar will also teach you how to correct word spacing, adjust for orphans and widows, and save your document as a print-ready PDF.

Editing for Engineers and Scientists

Presenter: Christa Bedwin
  Number of sessions: 1
Want to start editing scientific and engineering documents? Learn how from the best! With 20 years of experience as an international science writer and editor, Christa Bedwin knows the unique challenges of working in these fields. This webinar will help boost your confidence and prepare you for this new challenge. The webinar will cover important style guides and resources, special industry and government needs, unique issues to keep in mind when editing STEM documents, and tips to effectively communicate edits to scientists.