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!

Creating and Maintaining In-House Style Guides

Presenter: Elizabeth Macfie
  Number of sessions: 1
In this webinar, you'll learn how a house style guide makes the publication process easier, think about what to include and how to illustrate the content with examples, find out the steps for creating and updating a guide, and discover ways of encouraging everyone to use (and contribute to) the guide

Getting work with the Online Directory of Editors

Presenter: Greg Ioannou
  Number of sessions: 1
Let's be frank: some people are getting a lot more work from their ODE listing than others are. Why do some people find big-ticket clients or get so much work from the ODE that they're swamped? What's their secret? Is it that they're super experienced, well-known or ... more qualified than YOU? No! Editors who are successfully using the ODE know how to craft their listings so they bring in more work.

Are You Certifiable? Preparing for Editors Canada’s Certification Exams (free webinar!)

Presenter: Anne Brennan, Jeanne McKane
  Number of sessions: 1
Learn everything you ever wanted to know about Editors Canada's certification exams from certified professional editors and members of the Editors Canada certification steering committee, who will provide valuable tips on how to prepare for the exams. Session participants will leave with a clear picture of what professional standards we are testing for, tips from certified professional editors on how to prepare, and recommendations of invaluable study resources.