Five Steps to Plain Language Success

Presenter: Kate Harrison Whiteside
  Number of sessions: 1
Plain language is a process. The five key steps can ensure greater project success. We will look at the plain language big picture, then look at the little steps you can take to achieve success. You'll learn how to create an agreed definition for your purpose, develop audience appreciation, build in user-oriented writing and editing, integrate clear design and implement testing and evaluating. We'll also look at online and social media messages. You'll take away resources, ideas and set goals.

Programme d’agrément en révision linguistique – Réviseurs Canada : Webinaire d’information

Presenter: Sandra Gravel
  Number of sessions: 1
Si vous êtes réviseur linguistique, vous songez peut-être à accéder au titre de réviseur agréé. Pour savoir comment vous y prendre ou pour connaître tous les détails du Programme d'agrément en révision linguistique – Réviseurs Canada, prenez part au webinaire d'information du 5 juin prochain à 12 heures.

What’s Wrong with This Sentence?

Presenter: Melanie Scott
  Number of sessions: 1
Correct usage of language is paramount to effective communication. The education system —from primary through post-secondary—does not offer students the tools needed for communicating effectively, whether verbally or in writing. The webinar is based on a workshop that was originally developed for the Canadian Authors' Association national conference, and has since been presented to numerous groups, from university professors to public relations experts to journalists.

A Linguist’s Guide to Grammar

Presenter: James Harbeck
  Number of sessions: 1
What you learned in English class will help you with syntax about as much as what you learned in driving lessons will help you with mechanics—you get by fine until one day you find yourself stopped in the middle of a sentence with smoke coming out from under the hood. In this webinar, we're going to learn how to take apart sentences the way a mechanic takes apart an engine.

Techniques de révision après traduction

Presenter: Aude Gwendoline
  Number of sessions: 1
This webinar will focus on the specificities of editing translated material. The key learning objectives of this webinar are English to French consistency, and key areas of focus in the editing of translated material (e.g., punctuation, syntax, anglicisms, etc.).

La correction d’épreuves de manuels

Presenter: Aude Gwendoline
  Number of sessions: 1
This webinar will equip the participants with a methodology to handle various tasks pertaining to the proofreading of lengthy textbooks. The key learning objectives of this webinar are creating or/and updating a style sheet, project management, and tasks and deadlines prioritizing.

Professional Editorial Standards: How do they work for you? (Free webinar!)

Presenter: Michelle Boulton, Moira Rayner White
  Number of sessions: 1
Many of Canada's editors use new technologies and work in industries that are far from traditional print publishing. Technolhttps://youtu.be/EDqhZkO2_nEogical advances and current working methods are at the heart of the latest edition of Professional Editorial Standards, Editors Canada's cornerstone publication. This new edition took effect January 1, 2017, and is now available as a free download. Bring your questions to this free webinar, where we'll discuss Professional Editorial Standards and how they work for you.

From Wordiness to Plain Language: Editing with Style

Presenter: Kathryn Dean
  Number of sessions: 2
When readers are confronted with wordy and inflated prose, they can easily miss or misinterpret the author's message—or they may give up reading the document altogether. As editors, one of our tasks is to ensure that authors write with clarity and precision instead of wandering into verbal "swamps." In this two-part webinar, you'll learn how to identify and correct wordiness, repetition, inflated language, and weasel words. You'll also become familiar with the key components of plain language, good paragraphing, and bias-free writing.

Introduction to Microsoft Word Styles 101

Presenter: Mike Pope
  Number of sessions: 1
This webinar provides an introduction to styles in Microsoft Word for those who are new to styles or don't feel comfortable with them yet. The key learning objectives of the webinar are: what styles are and why they're useful; what types of styles you can use in Word; how to apply existing styles; and how to create your own styles.

How to Meet People in a Room Full of Strangers

Presenter: Cheryl Scoffield
  Number of sessions: 1
Have you heard the sage advice to attend networking events to showcase your company, build your list and find new clients to grow your business? But...You often end up standing around on the sidelines finding it hard to start the conversation when you're faced with a room full of strangers. If you get nervous and stumble all over your words when trying to meet people, you're in the right place!