Coming Up April 11: Diagramming Sentences

“It was a bit like art, a bit like mathematics. It was much more than words uttered, or words written on a piece of paper: it was a picture of language.”

— Kitty Burns Florey

For nearly a hundred years, diagramminSister Bernadette's Barking Dog: The Quirky History and Lost Art of Diagramming sentences ,by Florey, Kitty Burns ( 2007 ) Paperbackg sentences was a standard part of the English curriculum in North American schools. (There is even a description of a teenaged Laura Ingalls diagramming sentences in Little Town on the Prairie.) Like much of the rest of formal grammar education, diagramming fell out of favour in the 1960s, but it is enjoying something of a renaissance.

Elizabeth and Ellie know and love grammar and have always been curious to try sentence diagramming. Come explore this wonderfully word-nerdy pastime with us! We’ll focus on modifiers (one of the most useful aspects of sentence structure for editors and writers, as it can help clarify what elements go with what).

If you enjoy playing with language and grammar, if you like charts, diagrams, and other graphic organizers, or if you just want to snack and socialize with the Editors Kingston gang, come on out!

If you’d like to investigate sentence diagramming a bit in advance, check out the Grammar Revolution website.

Reminder: New Meeting Fee Policy

After much discussion and with overwhelming support from the group, we began in March to ask nonmembers of Editors Canada to pay $5 each to help cover the costs of room rental, gift cards for speakers, and refreshments. Newcomers will be invited to attend their first meeting for free.

Join Us!

We meet at the usual place and time:

Coming Up

Wednesday, May 9

Meet Leigh Nash, publisher of Invisible Publishing, an independent, not-for-profit publisher, located in Picton, ON (population 4800) that is committed to publishing diverse voices and stories in beautifully designed and affordable editions.

Wednesday, June 20

NOTE unusual timing (this is the THIRD Wednesday of June).

Summer social. Join us for a pay-as-you-go meal and/or drinks in a casual Kingston spot. All welcome! Location & time TBA.

Picture Credit: Sample Diagrams by Tjo3ya, used under Creative Commons Licence 3.0.

Marketing Follow-Up: Create Your To-Do List

3596829214_93ddeb6cbf_mTo market ourselves effectively to the clients we want to work with, we should

  • understand what we can offer them and what makes that offering valuable
  • have a clearly defined set of goals and to-do list of steps that will help us reach them.

These were key takeaways from our March 14th gathering, a follow-up to January’s marketing-focused evening.

We started the evening sharing overviews of our goals with one another: some of us wanted to develop websites and fluency with social media, while others hoped to attend more publishing-related events or print up-to-date business cards. The most frequently mentioned goal among the freelancers present was to achieve a greater level of income stability. Using Adrienne’s worksheets, we noted such things as who our ideal clients were, what types of editing we could offer them, in what areas of publishing (subject/genre) we desired to work, and what other qualities we had that would differentiate ourselves and our skills from other editors. We compiled notes for cold calling, elevator pitches, and to-do lists.

Who knew competitive marketing could be such a strenuous exercise of looking inward? Some of us might feel overwhelmed just by the idea of marketing ourselves competitively. We’re editors first, after all—our primary focus should be the quality of our editing, right? Nevertheless, good marketing needs to be one of an editor’s priorities.

At night’s end each of us trudged out into the cold from our gathering more confident and ready to do better marketing for our businesses.

Special thanks to Adrienne Montgomerie, who granted us permission to use several worksheets from her upcoming book on marketing a  freelance editorial business. (The book is currently available as handouts for Adrienne’s online course through Copyediting.com.)

Announcements

Elizabeth d’Anjou announced that registration was open for the Editors Canada national conference coming up May 25–27 in Saskatoon. The theme is Bridging Communities: Bringing Together Communications-Related Professions. Come party on the prairie with 150 editors! Hear the hilarious James Harbeck, in full tux, host the post-banquet Oops Awards! Stay at the (surprisingly affordable) Radisson Hotel in Saskatchewan’s City of Bridges!

She also mentioned the upcoming webinars, which include

  • The Mighty Verb Under the Microscope (May 2)
  • Starting a Freelance Editing Career (May 5 & 12)
  • Manuscript Evaluation (May 14)
  • Demystifying Permissions (June 5, 6, & 7)

Stephanie Stone reminded everyone that the twig’s new fee policy was now in effect: Editors Canada members continue to attend twig meetings free, and visitors are charged $5 per meeting (after the first).

Photo by Justin See (licensed under Creative Commons).

Coming Up March 14: Marketing Yourself Follow-Up—Create Your To-Do List

Given the large turnout and positive response to our January get-together, which focused on marketing yourself as an editor, we’re dedicating our March 14 evening to a follow-up session with a workshop format.

We’ll supply six worksheets from Adrienne Montgomerie’s book, Freelance Marketing Action Plan for Editors (enough copies to go around this time!). These worksheets will help you to

  • describe your ideal client
  • craft an “elevator pitch”
  • present yourself to new clients (cold calling)
  • decide what conferences to attend to meet clients and colleagues
  • chart your path on social media
  • create your own “To Do” list

We’ll spend some time working on our own, in small groups, and all together. Thanks to Adrienne for kindly giving Editors Kingston permission to use this material.

You’ll go home with a great start on developing a practical, doable, personalized plan for marketing your editing and related services.

This activity is not just for freelancers! People who have, or hope to have, full- or part-time jobs also benefit from doing ongoing marketing to reach their goals.

Note: Adrienne’s workbook is a work in progress and is not yet available for purchase as a stand-alone book. It is, however, included as part of Adrienne’s online course on marketing, available through Copyediting.com.

Join Us!

Anyone interested in editing or related careers is welcome. Bring a friend!

We meet at the usual place and time:

Ongwanada Resource Centre, 191 Portsmouth Avenue

7 to 9 p.m. (Doors open at 6:30)

Light refreshments

Free for Editors Canada members

$5 for non-members (first meeting free)

 

ECE3 Book Club: Chapter 2, “Inclusivity”

by Beth Bedore

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Considering that the latest meeting of Editors Kingston twig took place on Valentine’s Day, we had an impressive turnout of eight editors eager to indulge their love of language before any other possible indulgences! The discussions were so animated, at the inaugural meeting of the Editing Canadian English book club, that we nearly forgot to take a break, even though an ample supply of heart- and maple leaf-shaped sugar cookies and other goodies beckoned throughout.

The third edition of Editing Canadian English, published in hardcover by UBC Press in 2016, was also recently released as an ebook. Lee and Elizabeth d’Anjou kindly brought hardcover copies of the first and second editions to the gathering, providing a visual history of the evolution of this flagship publication of Editors Canada.

As soon as Ellie Barton had finished our introductory housekeeping, a thoughtful conversation began of where Editing Canadian English fit along the style-guide/reference-book continuum. Subtitled “A guide for editors, writers, and everyone who works with words,” the book is, we concluded, a great complementary reference to the mainstream style manuals, but does not supersede them by any stretch of the imagination.

The Canadian version of the English language certainly has its quirks and editorial niches, and it’s in the specifics of these that ECE3 really shines. Spelling is the most obvious example, but editors can find guidance in ECE3’s pages on specifically Canadian language issues from the use of the metric system in recipes to the capitalization of government organizations to the styling of parliamentary documents in a bibliography. A lively discussion revealed a range of opinions on how necessary the non-Canada-specific aspects of the book are and how many of its book’s topics warranted an entire chapter.

A lengthy exchange on the benefits and pitfalls of plain language launched our exploration of Chapter 2, “Inclusivity,” with some chuckling at the reference to “plain language evangelists.” The subsequent discussion ranged widely, and included concerns about the feasibility of reference and style guides keeping up with rapid changes to terminology showing linguistic sensitivity toward people with disabilities, individuals who identify as LGBTQ+, and other groups.

While the plan had been to discuss Chapter 4 (“Compounds and Hyphenation”) as well, Chapter 2 monopolized most of the evening, leaving only time for a quick exchange of opinions on the maddening issue of hyphenation. Several of us noted that they found the ECE3 chapter on the issue especially handy.

Ultimately, most participants agreed that ECE3 has done well with staying current and even anticipating future developments, and is a commendable addition to any Canadian editor’s toolbox.

*Photo credit: Beth Bedore

Announcements

National

Conference 2018: Bridging Communities—Bringing together communication-related professions Elizabeth d’Anjou reminded everyone about the Editors Canada webinar programme; upcoming titles include “How to Handle Digital Photos” and “Getting Your Self-Published Client to a Finished Product.” She also put in an early plug for the national Editors Canada conference, which will be held May 25–27 in Saskatoon. The theme is “Bridging Communities: Bringing Together Communications-Related Professions.” If you’ve been to a national conference, you know the experience is both invaluable professionally and a whole lot of fun. There is nothing quite like spending a long weekend with 200+ other people who get what you do!

Twig

Stephanie Stone announced that next month the twig would begin charging non-members $5 to attend meetings. The idea has been discussed for several months and found widespread support among both members and non-members. (All visitors will be welcome to attend their first meeting for free.)

Coming Up Next

Our next meeting will be on Wednesday, March 14.
Programme TBA. (Watch this space!)

Join Us!

We meet at the usual place and time:

Ongwanada Resource Centre, 191 Portsmouth Avenue

7 to 9 p.m. (Doors open at 6:30)

Light refreshments

All welcome.

Editors Canada members: free

Non-members: $5 (visitors may attend one meeting for free)

Coming Up February 14: ECE3 Book Club

Editing Canadian English, 3rd edition: A Guide for Editors, Writers, and Everyone Who Works with WordsWhat better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than by indulging your love of language? Come to the monthly Editors Kingston twig gathering on February 14 for collegial company, networking, snacks—and the inaugural meeting of the Editing Canadian English book club.

The third edition of this flagship publication of Editors Canada was published in hardcover by UBC Press in 2016 and was recently released as an ebook, available in all major formats, at the bargain price of $9.99 (or less).

The suggestions in this chapter point to ways to avoid expressions that are insensitive of offensive and thus support bias. We have focused on four specific areas: ethnicity and race; gender; sexual orientation; and disability. In addition to these, the chapter looks at how plain language supports a style of writing that is more inclusive.

Editing Canadian English 3, Chapter 2

ECE3 (as it is affectionately known) is subtitled “A guide for editors, writers, and everyone who works with words.” If that includes you, come join us! We’ll be exploring chapters 2 and 4: “Inclusivity” and “Compounds and Hyphenation,” respectively. (Reading the chapters in advance is encouraged but not required.) If you have a copy, bring it along. If not, that’s fine; there will be a few extras on hand, and we can project the ebook on our screen.

(But, really, at under ten bucks, why not pick one up? See the Editors Canada website for details & links.)

Hyphens are necessary evils. They should therefore be used only when necessary.

—Theodore M. Bernstein, as quoted in Editing Canadian English 3, Chapter 4

Update on Meeting Fees

After much discussion and with overwhelming support from the group, we’ve decided that, beginning with our March gathering, to ask nonmembers of Editors Canada to pay $5 each to help cover the costs of room rental, gift cards for speakers, and refreshments. Newcomers will be invited to attend their first meeting for free.

(The February get-together will be one last free-for-everyone meeting.)

Join Us!

We meet at the usual place and time:

Ongwanada Resource Centre, 191 Portsmouth Avenue

7 to 9 p.m. (Doors open at 6:30)

Light refreshments

Both Editors Canada members and non-members welcome

Coming Up January 10: Marketing Yourself

The New Year is a time for resolutions, fresh starts and reboots—a good time to think about your editing business goals for 2018.

Do you want more clients, different clients, higher-paying clients? Are you hoping to land a full-time or part-time job that uses your editing-related skills? What skills would you like to develop or hone? How could you contribute meaningfully and frequently on social media? What is number one on your “to do” list?

 
Our meeting on Wednesday, January 10, will be a brainstorming and networking session about marketing and job finding. Ellie will share her “to do” list, which she developed using a new workbook by Adrienne Montgomerie, Freelance Marketing Action Plan for Editors. Adrienne has kindly agreed to allow Ellie to provide you with six pages from her workbook.
 
Let’s start 2018 with a New Year’s Wish List! 
 

Join Us!

We meet at the usual place and time:

Ongwanada Resource Centre, 191 Portsmouth Avenue

7 to 9 p.m. (Doors open at 6:30)

Light refreshments

Both Editors Canada members and non-members welcome

Rick Revelle on Editing Indigenous Authors

Rick Revelle began his talk at the November 8 Editors Kingston gathering with a welcome song to the accompaniment of a cedar-strip drum, setting a lively tone that continued throughout the evening.

A natural storyteller, Rick shared many tales of his life and work, starting with the story that led to his career as a writer: his discovery as an adult, based on an offhand discussion with a cousin about deer-hunting licences, that his family was Anishnabe. (For more on Rick’s background and books, see our last blog post, and this interview in the Miramichi Reader.) This late-life reconsideration of his identity inspired Rick to research his Indigenous heritage, and he soon became fascinated by the history he learned and wanted to share it—in story form. His YA books (I Am Algonquin, Algonquin Spring, and Algonquin Sunset) have been compared to the Little House books for the way they bring a historical period to life through a wealth of accurate, practical detail.

Algonquin Quest 3-Book Bundle coverRick also graciously answered many questions about his writing from a professional point of view, especially as it related to the editing process.

He expressed admiration for and gratitude to editors in general, and reported having an excellent relationship with most he had worked with. “If you’re a serious writer and you want to get published, pay an editor to help you,” he said (earning a round of applause). He cheerfully leaves copy-editing decisions to the professionals. “I don’t even bother looking at all the little tracked changes. I just read the comments. If there’s anything important, the editor asks about it there.” He was grateful to an editor who fact-checked a description of the Richelieu River and corrected it so the flow was in the correct direction.

He did recount problems with one editor who asked him to cut material that Rick felt was crucial to a book. This included some violent episodes and some supernatural aspects, both of which had been included with careful intent. “It would have gutted my story” to remove these elements, Rick said. “Luckily, it was my second book; I knew what I was writing about. I had done my research.” He felt confident enough to push back firmly, and the material stayed.

The level of research Rick puts in impressed even this audience of professionals, who deal in accuracy for a living: the table filled with approving nods as he described reading Champlain’s original chronicles, and there were a few gasps when he mentioned the five hours he’d spent investigating how twelfth-century Algonquins would have kept away mosquitoes. (Of course, there were also cries of “So, how did they?” The answer turns out to be burning sage and smearing themselves with an ointment containing golden seal.)

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(Photo credit: Adrienne Montgomerie)

Also of great interest to editors was Rick’s discussion of the Indigenous attitude to story ownership. Whenever someone tells him something he thought might be a good inclusion in a book, he always asks if he can use it. Usually the answer is “yes,” but if it’s not, he says, there’s no question of betraying the teller’s wishes. “It’s not my story to tell.” Rick advised the editors in attendance to keep this aspect of Indigenous culture in mind.

Another piece of advice he had for editors working on Indigenous publications: “Ask whether the text has been vetted by elders.” Not knowing any better himself at first, he said, he didn’t think to include this step for his first book (and, as a result, nearly missed out on a distribution opportunity for Indigenous-focused books that has proved valuable for his novels). Now, he wouldn’t think of skipping that step, and even proudly includes printed comments from several elders at the end of each book.

There was some lively discussion of language tools. All three of Rick’s books feature glossaries of Anishnabe (Algonquin) terms, and the latest includes a pronunciation guide. When Rick mentioned the Mi’kmaq “talking” online dictionary, the group didn’t hesitate to try it out (with a little help from the Ongwanada Resource Centre’s Wi-Fi and Adrienne Montgomerie’s iPhone).

The evening was a success, both as a Twig gathering (a good turnout of some 13 people, including a visitor who attended as a long-time fan of Rick’s writing) and as an educational opportunity for Kingston editors.

Coming Up Next

Our meeting on Wednesday, January 10, will be a brainstorming and networking session about marketing and job-finding. Twig coordinator Ellie Barton will share the “to do” list she developed using a new workbook by Kingston editor Adrienne Montgomerie, Freelance Marketing Action Plan for Editors.

Join Us!

We meet at the usual place and time:

Ongwanada Resource Centre, 191 Portsmouth Avenue

7 to 9 p.m. (Doors open at 6:30)

Light refreshments

Both Editors Canada members and non-members welcome

 

 

 

Coming Up November 8: Editing Indigenous Writers, with Rick Revelle

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Rick Revelle is the author of three YA novels—I Am Algonquin (2013), Algonquin Spring (2015), and Algonquin Sunset (2017). Published by Dundurn Press, the books recount the adventures of a fourteenth-century young Algonquin man named Mahningan.

Revelle didn’t even know he had native heritage until he was in his thirties, when a relative’s off-hand remark startled him with the news, he told the Whig-Standard in 2015. The discovery sent him on a research quest to find out all he could about Algonquin culture, both present and past. His books are a way of sharing that knowledge.

Rick will be our guest at Editors Kingston on November 8 to talk about his unique vision as a writer, his experiences of being edited, and what knowledge and skills editors need to work with Indigenous writers.

His visit coincides with a growing interest throughout the Canadian publishing community in editing Indigenous writing. Editors Canada’s 2017 conference featured a keynote adress by Cherie Dimaline and a panel discussion of Indigenous writers and editors; Humber College’s Indigenous Editors Circle workshop sold out all 50 spots; and Greg Younging’s The Elements of Indigenous Style, due out this winter from Brush Education, is generating media buzz already. (A recent workshop at Editors BC previewed Younging’s book; member Iva Cheung has posted an excellent summary on her blog.)

“Working with indigenous manuscripts,” Cherie Dimaline told her Editors Canada audience, said, “requires craft, skill, and respect.” We’re looking forward to taking more steps toward acquiring these on November 8!

Rick will also bring books for sale (remember to bring cash so you can shop).

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Join Us!

We meet at the usual place and time:

Ongwanada Resource Centre, 191 Portsmouth Avenue

7 to 9 p.m. (Doors open at 6:30)

Light refreshments

Both Editors Canada members and non-members welcome

Free

Make Word Work for YOU: Hands-on Workshop November 18

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“I just love Microsoft Word!” said nobody, ever. But after taking Adrienne’s workshop, you might end up liking Word (just a little bit).

Don’t miss this great opportunity to improve your mastery of the tool most editors use every day. Learn tips and tricks to work more efficiently and effectively from Kingston’s own editing tech guru Adrienne Montgomerie, take home a comprehensive handbook (including links to video tutorials), and enjoy the opportunity to network over a tasty lunch.

Check out the details in this post.

Then hurry up and register! Space is limited.

Talking Editing with Merilyn Simonds & Wayne Grady—October Meeting Report

Merilyn Simonds and Wayne Grady (centre) answer questions and sign books after their presentation at the October 11 twig gathering.

by Greg Murphy

Sharing a room with Wayne and Merilyn, two of Canada’s top literary talents and guests at our October 11 meeting, I gladly opened my mind to learn how to be a better editor.

Kingston-based authors and life partners Wayne Grady and Merilyn Simonds have between them penned more than thirty fiction and non-fiction works for adults and young readers. Over the span of forty years, their writing has been published by giants Doubleday Canada, Macfarlane Walter & Ross, McClelland & Stewart, and others, and sold around the world. Wayne is also an award-winning translator. I would list their accumulated awards and accolades here—but they won’t all fit.

At the Editors Kingston October gathering, they offered us an intimate peek into their lives as writers, touching upon why they value good editors and what qualities they look for in them; they’ve worked with some of the best—Ellen Seligman, Jan Walter, and Nita Pronovost, to name a few. Merilyn’s opening remarks were well received by the company of sharp eyes and tuned ears: “To me, editors are essential. I rely on editors to pull me out of creating to remind me what I’m doing.”

Writers, she said, are so involved in the process of creating that they often don’t have room in their mind to be keenly aware of correctness, clarity, and consistency. Merilyn’s message served to remind that a writer has a starkly different job than an editor’s—writers are responsible for creation; editors, for editing. Merilyn said, “The best editors don’t have opinions but rather help a writer with her vision.” She added that every writer has different needs—that a good editor can still be the wrong one. (Indeed, she told one tale of trying to work with an editor who was so very wrong for the project at hand that many in the audience gasped audibly at some of the details.)

Merilyn values editors who’ll push her to write better, someone who’ll not only notice the holes and know how to help her fill them but also notice “the meat” and know how to help her expand upon it. “A good editor, to me, is someone who can explain the points of craft—and who is loyal. Loyalty is very important.”

Her description of the almost superhuman dedication and work ethic of Ellen Seligman, with whom she worked on several books, confirmed all the stories any follower of Canadian publishing has heard. “She wouldn’t even give me Christmas Day off,” Merilyn chuckled.

Emancipation DayWayne began his portion of the night by recounting his experience working with editors on his acclaimed debut novel, Emancipation Day, published in 2013 by Doubleday Canada. His inspiration for the novel arrived after learning the startling truth about his family: his father was black, and perhaps didn’t want his family to know. Having decided to fictionalize the story, Wayne, who until then had been a non-fiction writer, found himself unable to know where to draw the line. The novel’s first draft almost reached a thousand pages and encompassed a story told over a century. It even featured a cameo of “Victor Hugo in Vietnam.” Wayne knew he needed help to focus it. He finally found that help when Nita Pronovost read the manuscript and promptly ticked off three specific areas that needed his attention in order for it to work.

“The ability not only to see what is wrong with the book but also to tell you specifically what is wrong is worth an editor’s weight in gold,” Wayne said. “An editor also should be able to read a book five times but read it each time as though it were the first.”

Emancipation Day ended up a novel of 336 pages that focuses on the story of a complicated love between a black musician passing as white, his wife, and his father. It was long-listed for the Scotiabank Giller Prize in 2013 and claimed the 2013 Amazon.ca First Novel Award.

Coming Up Next: Editing Indigenous Texts, with Rick Revelle

For our next gathering, on November 8, we’ll be hosting indigenous writer Rick Revelle, who authored the bestselling YA books I Am Algonquin (2013), Algonquin Spring (2015), and Algonquin Sunset (2017), published by Dundurn Press. He’ll be sharing with us his experiences, including working with non-indigenous editors.

Seminar November 18: Make MS Word Work for YOU!

On Saturday, November 8, Adrienne Montgomerie will be teaching our Fall Seminar, Make MS Word work for YOU. Bring a laptop and join in as she shows how editors can get the best out of Word so that they can focus on more meaningful tasks.

Register at www.editors.ca/twig/Kingston .

For more information, see this post or email Elizabeth: elizabeth@danjou.ca.

 

Coming Up: Make MS Word Work for YOU

Coming Up: Make MS Word Work for YOU

A Hands-On Workshop on Saturday, November 18

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After taking this workshop, you might even end up liking Word! (Maybe just a little bit.)

Are you slogging through revising documents onscreen, giving your fingers more of a workout than your brain? Do you find making edits in Word time-consuming and annoying, a drain on your focus and creativity?

Expert instructor Adrienne Montgomerie shows you how to level up your Word game and lighten your workload. Get the software to do the heavy lifting, so you can focus on the meatier issues in your writing or editing project! Learn skills that make editing faster, more accurate, and efficient.

During the course, you will be guided through the steps on your own familiar laptop. There will be opportunities to practice and trouble-shoot. Coffee and lunch breaks will give you time to network and process what you’ve learned.

Workshop Topics

  • Get the most out of Track Changes.
  • Speed up editing with shortcuts and customizations.
  • Make formatting a snap with Styles.
  • Automate complicated or tedious tasks with macros.
  • Use wildcards to turbo-boost the search-and-replace function.
  • And much more!

Registrants will be surveyed before the course to determine which topics they most want to focus on. Any material not covered in the workshop will be included in a 100-page handout with demo video support, so you can keep learning on your own time and review what we covered when it comes time to put it to use.

Registration is limited to 25 people.

What You Need

  • Mac or Windows laptop loaded with MS Word—preferably Word 365 or Word 2016, though efforts will be made to support a couple of versions prior. (Note: For this workshop to be useful, you must have a version of Word that includes track changes and comments. Web-based programs such as Open Office are not sufficient.)
  • Good understanding of basic Word functions such as menus and ribbons, cut, copy, paste, undo, save as, spellcheck, bold, italic, and indenting.
  • Good fundamental computer skills such as mousing, keyboard navigation, and file management.
  • Good night’s sleep and confidence that you can make Word work for you!

About the Instructor

Adrienne MAMontgomerie medontgomerie has been teaching people to make nice with Word since 2003. This specialized editors’ course has been a sellout since she first offered it in 2012. She is a Certified Copyeditor and a 20-year veteran of freelance editing. She used to work mainly on high school science materials, earning her the moniker of scieditor, and today she can be found on the roster of Canada’s largest remaining publishers when she’s not teaching and writing about editing. Right Angels and Polo Bears is her home base.

When: Saturday, November 18, 9:30­ a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Tett Centre, Kingston

Instructor: Adrienne Montgomerie

Early-bird price (until October 20):

  • $160 Editors Canada members
  • $140 student affiliates
  • $195 non-members

Regular price (after October 20):

  • $185 Editors Canada members
  • $160 student affiliates
  • $220 non-members              

Includes lunch by Epicurious!

Click here to register now!

For additional information, contact Elizabeth d’Anjou at elizabeth@danjou.ca or Nancy Wills at nancwills@gmail.com

For more about Editors Kingston, see www.editorskingston.org

Editors Kingston is a part of Editors Canada, Canada’s national professional editing organization.

Keyboard photo by John Ward. Used through Creative Commons licence.