Clearing the Fog: Plain Language Tips

Presenter: Frances Peck
  Number of sessions: 1
This webinar introduces you to three reader-centred techniques and seven practical tips for making language plainer. After a quick look at what plain language is (and isn’t), we’ll discuss readers and how to shape documents to meet their needs. Then we’ll cover seven ways of revising language—such as using concrete terms, short sentences, and the ever-crucial verb—to make it easier to read. Along the way, we’ll examine real-life examples of how plain language can make even the most complex documents clear and easy to follow. 

Usage Traps and Myths

Presenter: Frances Peck
  Number of sessions: 1
Is impact accepted as a verb? Why are prevent and avoid so often confused? Is it okay to verbify? This webinar examines these and other usage questions and problems. We'll examine usage issues affecting today’s speech, journalism, and other writing. We’ll also examine the top five usage myths, discuss the best resources for clearing up usage questions, and—of course—practise.

What the GST?

Presenter: Michelle Waitzman
  Number of sessions: 1
Charging, collecting and remitting sales taxes is just another administrative nightmare for many self-employed editors. In this session, you’ll find out whether you need to register to collect GST and other sales taxes, which clients you need to bill for which taxes, what you need to pay to the CRA and your provincial government and when, and how to pay as little as possible.

Antidote 10 : Un webinaire en deux parties

Presenter: Sandra Gravel
  Number of sessions: 2
Le logiciel québécois Antidote a révolutionné le monde de la rédaction et de la révision linguistique dès sa mise en marché il y a 20 ans. Antidote 10, plus que jamais bilingue, élève encore une fois le niveau de performance de cet outil aujourd’hui indispensable pour tout réviseur, rédacteur et traducteur.