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Subject:Editors' Assn of Canada (long posting) From:Madeline Koch <EKOCH -at- VM1 -dot- YORKU -dot- CA> Date:Wed, 4 Jan 1995 20:46:27 EST
New Year's greetings from the Editors' Association of Canada.
The EAC-Toronto Branch is pleased to announce a new session of seminars.
Seminars are held in Northrop Frye Hall at Victoria University on the
campus of the University of Toronto. Presenters' names are in brackets.
Prices are in Canadian dollars.
If you need any more information, e-mail Madeline Koch
at ekoch -at- vm1 -dot- yorku -dot- ca or telephone 416/691-4964.
Call the other branches to see what seminars they've got lined up
(Western Canada -- 604/681-7184, Quebec and Atlantic Canada
-- 514/849-9886 and National Capital Region -- 613/820-5731).
Editing Technical Writing (Anne Stilman)
Jan 21, 10 am-4 pm; $90 members/$105 nonmembers
All kinds of exercises show how to deal with technical writing even when
the terminology and concepts seem like a foreign language.
Substantive Editing (Rosemary Shipton)
Jan 28 & Feb 4, 10 am-1 pm; $90 members/$110 nonmembers
Two-parter offers practical suggestions on how far to go,
winning the author's confidence and other issues of making
a publication as good as it can be.
The Art of the Query (Rica Night)
Feb 7, 7-930 pm; $45 members/$55 nonmembers
A workshop to explore the skills needed for effective
and diplomatic communication with authors.
Copy Editing 1 (Anne Stilman)
Feb 11 & 18, 10 am-4 pm; $120 members/$140 nonmembers
Two-part lecture/workshop directed at novice editors but also useful
to anyone who wants to improve writing skills.
Permissions: Dogma & Dilemma (Fred Kerner)
Feb 16 & 23 & Mar 2, 7-930 pm; $95 members/$110 nonmembers
Three-part seminar explores issues of copyright and subsidiary rights
in the Canadian context, with some discussion of US and UK practices.
Estimating Is Not a Science (panel)
Feb 25, 10 am-3 pm; $80 members/$95 nonmembers
A discussion of different approaches to estimating, when to use a contract,
negotiating, charging for expenses and how to learn from your mistakes.
Starting Out and Thriving as a Freelance Editor (Rice Night)
Mar 4, 9 am-5 pm; $95 members/$115 nonmembers
Ever-popular introduction to the benefits and perils of freelancing.
Eliminating Bias (Susan Lawrence and colleagues)
Mar 9, 7-930 pm; $45 members/$55 nonmembers
A discussion of the editor's responsibility to point out racist, sexist,
ageist, ???-ist terms and assumptions.
Indexing from A to Z (Heather Ebbs)
Mar 11, 10 am-5 pm; $95 members/$105 nonmembers
Whether indexing technical or fiction materials, journals or trade books,
on-line or on paper...
Questions? E-mail Madeline Koch at ekoch -at- vm1 -dot- yorku -dot- ca
or telephone 416/691-4964.