How to Set a Realistic Production Schedule

Presenter: Virginia St-Denis
Knowing the publishing process (A1) and setting and maintaining realistic schedules (A7) are fundamentals all professional editors need, regardless of which stage they are working, according to Editors Canada’s Professional Editorial Standards.

Taming the Inner Perfectionist: Turning a Potential Enemy into an Ally

Presenter: Suzy Bills
Perfectionist qualities can help you be good at your craft but can also lead to paranoia and poor performance, ultimately leading to burnout. So how can you balance perfectionist tendencies with the realities of editing, including tight deadlines and the hard truth that no one is perfect?

Accessibility for Editors

Presenter: Suzanne Schaan
Accessibility measures work best when they are embedded in content from the start. This series of webinars examines the accessibility considerations that editors are most likely to come across in their work.

To Be More Efficient and Consistent, Build a Better Checklist

Presenter: Kelly Schrank
Come to this session to learn how using a comprehensive checklist created and updated for a specific communication task can help you differentiate workflows, systems, and activities; spell out style and formatting details, track your progress, document metrics, and give you a sense of completion and peace of mind. 

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.