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.
Editing science fiction and fantasy genres is not as similar to editing other genres of fiction as you might think.
From marketing to safety documentation and huge reports, the science of readability can help deliver messages directly to readers more effectively.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
As a result of attending this session, attendees will be able to (1) use standard word-processing functions in Google Docs, including how to make comments and suggest changes, and (2) weigh the benefits and shortcomings of Google Docs in the editorial workflow.
As a result of attending this session, attendees will be able to look at existing content with fresh eyes to dramatically decrease information overload.