What Skills and Knowledge Should a Professional Editor Working in Canada Have in 2021?

Presenter: Berna Ozunal
Editors Canada’s 2016 update of the Professional Editorial Standards describes it as “a vital document for editors in Canada and for the editing profession. The 2009 version defines the standards as ‘the knowledge, skills, and practices most commonly required for editing English-language material.’”* PES was developed and updated in a rigorous process among editorial professionals across the country in 2016.

Oops! Finding and Fixing Bloopers in Fiction

Presenter: Amy J. Schneider
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.

Make the Most of CP Style

Presenter: Patti Tasko
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.

Copy Editing Standards: Tables, Visual Elements, and Multimedia

Presenter: Robin Marwick
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.

Introducing Maps: Developing Requirements and Proofreading Maps

Presenter: Laura Edlund
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.

Practical Ebook Production

Presenter: Meghan Behse
This 3-part series offers in-depth instruction on the editing, formatting, proofreading and distribution of ebooks for several popular formats using a variety of software and tools. Attendees will leave the sessions with all of the tools to code a basic ebook and begin publishing online.