What Do Publishers Want?

Alan Sheppard, production editor at Goose Lane Editions in Fredericton, will be giving a presentation to Atlantic twig members Wednesday, September 29 at 8:00 pm Atlantic time, 8:30 Newfoundland time.
Alan will be sharing his insider’s tips on what he looks for when hiring freelance book editors.
Any member who would like to attend this presentation and needs the Zoom link, please send an email to atlantic@editors.ca.

Lexicography as Editing: A Day in the Life of a Harmless Drudge

After the resounding success of our September presentation with Alan Sheppard, we’re excited to announce our October programming — Lexicography as Editing: A Day in the Life of a Harmless Drudge, a presentation by former OED lexicographer Deirdre Greene Lono!
Deirdre’s talk will include such topics as the practice of lexicography and how it overlaps with general editing, the history and compilation of the OED, and how its defining style affected the fiction style of J.R.R. Tolkein.
This presentation will take place on Wednesday, October 27 at 7:30 AST/8:00 NL. Members can request the Zoom link by emailing us at atlantic@editors.ca.

The Art and Science of Mentoring: A Guide for Editors

The objective of the workshop is to prepare participants for a healthy, mutually-beneficial mentoring relationship, whether mentor or mentee, that will help them to improve their editing practice. Working in your editing business
usually means taking courses, workshops, or other professional development activities readily available online. Working on your editing business can be more tricky. That’s where a mentor can come in.

This online workshop will be presented by twig member Virginia McGowan, PhD. Located in Charlottetown, Virginia is a writer, editor, researcher, author, trainer, and mentor. She is an engaging professional with a broad range of experience. Check out her impressive CV here.

Editors Canada members are invited to join us Saturday, June 5 at 11:00 am. Email us at novascotia.twig@editors.ca for the Zoom link.

Editing web material for increased accessibility

Saturday, February 27, 11:00 am

Editors Canada Toronto member Raya Morrison will be sharing her knowledge with regard to applying editing and quality assurance techniques to web material for increased accessibility, i.e. how to edit digital content with considerations for visually impaired people, the deaf and hard of hearing, those with motor disabilities and cognitive impairments.

Those members interested in attending this Zoom session should email the twig and we’ll send a link.

Tax Help for Small Businesses

Editors Nova Scotia will be hosting an online presentation by CRA liaison officer Charbel Saab on Friday, January 22, 2021 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm.

Topics discussed will include business tax deductions, common tax filing errors, and general bookkeeping concepts and best practices, as well as helpful tools and services offered by CRA.

This presentation will be a repeat of the one made on November 25, 2020.

Login details will be available to members via twig email.

 

Tax Help for Small Businesses

Editors Nova Scotia will be hosting an online presentation by CRA liaison officer Charbel Saab on Wednesday, November 25, 2020 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.

Topics discussed will include business tax deductions, common tax filing errors, and general bookkeeping concepts and best practices, as well as helpful tools and services offered by CRA.

This presentation will be repeated on Friday, January 22, 2021 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. Login details will be available to members via twig email.