Law For All?

Presenter: Marie-Hélène Girard
One day your long-term client in the marketing field will entrust you with a "tiny contract" or "very easy confidentiality agreement." Whether we want it or not, legal documents come knocking on our doors. Are you ready? With this crash course for beginners, you will learn everything you need to know about the law to make informed decision about writing, editing and translating in the legal field, from having the confidence to take on basic projects, to providing sound advice to your clientele when it comes to legal documents to finding trustworthy subcontractors.

Getting Into In-house Research Grants Editing

Presenter: Letitia Henville
This webinar will describe the political trends that have led to the emergence of research grants facilitation as a field, talk about the kinds of work that grants facilitators, editors, and officers perform, and share her top suggestions for applying for in-house jobs. The webinar will close with recommendations for new in-house research grants editors, to set them up for success in the field and in their careers. 

Inclusive and Conscious Language for Editors: How to Edit for Respectful Content and Why it’s Important

Presenter: Dr. Amber Riaz
This webinar uses scenario-based discussions to explore issues of equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI). We know that language is constantly evolving to reflect rapidly changing social interactions and dynamics. How do we, as editors and publishing professionals, keep up with these changes? How do we express our flexibility, our willingness to change, in our work? What are the issues we need to be aware of as we consider EDI and accessibility? By the end of the webinar, participants will have an understanding of EDI issues most relevant to editing and publishing, and practice how editors can help shape language with an eye to inclusion and justice.

Niching Down: How Specializing Can Boost Your Business

Presenter: Brenna Bailey-Davies and Erin Servais
Here’s the question that will change the trajectory of your career: Should you be a generalist or a specialist? Being a specialist and “niching down” means selecting an area to focus your editing practice, rather than being a generalist and taking any project that comes your way. It may feel counterintuitive, but niching down can help you get more clients, make more money, and build a bigger and better reputation as an expert and thought leader.

Une boite à outils en langage clair et simple

Presenter: Adeline Müller
Que répondre aux personnes critiquant ou ayant des préjugés contre le langage clair ? Quels sont les outils à ma disposition pour m’aider à rédiger clairement ? Ont-ils des limites ? Quels sont les éléments les plus importants à réviser dans un texte pour le rendre clair ? Quels sont les obstacles qui m’attendent si je veux rédiger clairement ? Peut-être vous êtes-vous déjà posé ces questions ou avez été confronté à une situation où la rédaction claire n’était pas si simple. Dans le cadre de ce webinaire, nous essayerons de créer une boite à outils en communication claire et simple, pour répondre à ces questions et permettre à tout le monde d’acquérir les clés pour comprendre et appliquer les bonnes pratiques en rédaction claire. Pour ce faire, nous présenterons les principaux conseils prodigués par les guides de rédaction claire, mais également ceux mis en avant par des spécialistes. Nous verrons quelles réponses donner à ceux qui doutent de l’importance de la rédaction claire, mais aussi quelles sont les limites de la pratique (tant dans les guides que dans le travail quotidien).

Introduction to Technical Editing for Craft Patterns

Presenter: Kate Atherley
Editing craft patterns is a fascinating and multi-faceted challenge, requiring a review of the actual design, a confirmation of the clarity and accuracy of the instructions, and a good old copyedit. In this session, experienced knitting technical editor Kate Atherley will talk about the work – what it entails and how to go about doing it; and how to get the work – what skills and experience you require, and how to get started. Whether you’re an editor with an interest in craft, or a crafter with an interest in editing, this session will have you looking at the instructions in a whole new way.