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Student Affiliate Session [AN]

Samedi 11 juin, 9 h 30 à 10 h 30, Barclay & Gilford Rooms

A special session for Editors Canada student affiliates present and future! Meet with members of the student relations committee, learn what student affiliate status currently offers, and join the discussion to help shape the future of Editors Canada’s student affiliate program. Discussion will be fun and informal, and we’ll have refreshments and prizes.

Pratiques en affaires

Breaking the Feast or Famine Freelance Cycle [AN]

Laura Poole dimanche 12 juin, 9 h à 11 h 15

Freelancers often find themselves either overscheduled or in a lull with not much to do. How do you create and maintain a steady stream of work? Find out how to cope with both feast and famine without losing your mind. This session will discuss balancing your work with the rest of your life, cultivating regular clients, anticipating waves of work and slow times, evolving your business, making choices to maximize your billable time, and more.

Get Booked Solid: A Simple Growth Plan for Your Business [AN]

Jessica Oman dimanche 12 juin, 11 h 30 à 12 h 30

Are you wondering how to fill your roster of clients and book enough business to make a great living? It comes down to three key elements: planning, relationship-building and standing out in your field. In this workshop, you’ll learn the exact steps you should take to build your business to capacity and maximize your income potential—authentically and masterfully.

Networking 2.0: Growing Your Client Base Through Social Media / Réseautage 2.0 : accroître sa clientèle grâce aux médias sociaux [AN + IS]

Sue Archer, Suzanne Purkis samedi 11 juin, 15 h 15 à 16 h 15

Aujourd’hui, avoir une présence interactive en ligne peut être une façon efficace de trouver de nouveaux clients. Toutefois, il est souvent difficile de déterminer la bonne approche. Découvrez comment les sites Internet, les blogues et les autres outils médiatiques sociaux peuvent faire accroître votre entreprise de révision sans vous rendre fou. Que vous soyez passionné des médias sociaux ou que vous soyez quelqu’un qui ne sait pas trop par où commencer, cette séance est pour vous.

Websites That Work: Creating and Optimizing Your Online Calling Card [AN]

Emily Dockrill Jones samedi 11 juin, 12 h 45 à 15 h

It’s not enough anymore just to be on the web—your online presence has to stand out. This two-part session first shows you how to create an attractive, effective website, and then outlines techniques to convert website visitors into clients. Topics include easy-to-use site-building tools, web design best practices, search engine optimization, and social media integration (including blogging). Whether you’re just getting online or hoping to better leverage your website, this session is for you.

Freelancing on the Road: How to Be a Digital Nomad / Pigiste sur la route : comment être un nomade digital [AN + IS]

Rachel Stuckey dimanche 12 juin, 14 h 45 à 15 h 45

Un bureau avec vue sur l’océan, des cafés glacés à 1 $, des massages à 12 $. Vous croyez rêver? Ajoutez à ça : chaleur accablante, connexion Internet instable, conférences téléphoniques à 2 h. Y avez-vous repensé? Des cybercafés d’Europe aux cabines de plage d’Asie du Sud-Est, le mouvement nomade digital évolue rapidement. Avez-vous ce qu’il faut pour emboîter le pas? Rejoignez the Nomadic Editor pour une confrontation avec la réalité et des conseils inspirants.

Inbox Zero, or Calming Down Monkey Mind [AN]

Luigi Benetton samedi 11 juin, 16 h 30 à 17 h 30

Knowledge of all our myriad responsibilities continually occupies our minds, which leaves little bandwidth for the creative work we do. We need to keep our obligations outside of our minds in a trusted system. In this session you will learn how to empty your email inbox and put the information it contains in the right places, then see how an empty inbox can help you be more productive and effective at work.

Making It Work: Editors in the New “Freelance Economy” [AN]

Jaclyn Law, Rachel Stuckey dimanche 12 juin, 9 h à 11 h 15

This eye-opening session will explore the new “freelance economy” and its implications for experienced and new freelancers. The marketplace is changing rapidly, and we must adapt or risk being left behind. That means rethinking how we market ourselves, cultivate our networks, provide services, and engage with technology. This session will provide fresh ideas, helpful resources, and inspiring examples of how freelancers are positioning themselves for sustainable success.

Pratiques en révision

Le style APA en français : enjeux et ressources disponibles [FR]

Anne Curry samedi 11 juin, 16 h 30 à 17 h 30

Le style de présentation, citation et référence APA est fréquemment utilisé au Québec et au Canada français. Toutefois, il n’y a pas eu d’adaptation formelle en français, ce qui peut poser un dilemme pour le réviseur. Je résumérai les grandes lignes du style APA en français en soulignant certaines variations, nous ferons un exercice et je distribuerai une liste de ressources. (Le temps sera reparti selon les besoins exprimés par les participants.)

Copyright Law for Editors / Loi sur le droit d’auteur pour les réviseurs [AN + IS]

Ann Carlsen samedi 11 juin, 12 h 45 à 15 h

Cette séance fournira un aperçu de la loi sur le droit d’auteur pour les réviseurs, avec un accent sur les récents changements à la Loi sur le droit d’auteur.

Are You Certifiable? Preparing for EAC’s Certification Exams [AN]

Jeanne McKane, Anne Brennan dimanche 12 juin, 13 h 30 à 14 h 30

Learn everything you ever wanted to know about the EAC certification exams from certified professional editors and members of the EAC certification steering committee, who will provide valuable tips on how to prepare for the exams. You’ll also have the chance to test your mettle with sample questions and discuss your answers with other editors.

Before and After: A Makeover for Your Tables, Charts, and Graphs / Avant et après : une métamorphose pour vos tableaux, diagrammes et graphiques [AN + IS]

Michelle Boulton dimanche 12 juin, 11 h 30 à 12 h 30

Bien présentés, les tableaux, diagrammes et graphiques peuvent s’avérer de merveilleux conteurs. Comme réviseurs, nous devons nous assurer qu’ils aient la présentation appropriée. Débutant avec des exemples peu attirants, inefficaces, je vous montrerai comment les nettoyer et les convertir en raconteurs stylisés qui attirent l’attention sur les points clés et transmettent l’information efficacement. Je démontrerai des techniques qui vous aideront à concevoir des tableaux, des illustrations qui attireront l’attention et répondront aux besoins du public visé.

Pre-Editors and Scouts: Editing Fiction for Authors Prior to Submission to Presses/Agents [AN]

Joy Gugeler samedi 11 juin, 12 h 45 à 15 h

Are you a freelance editor of adult or YA fiction looking to expand your clientele beyond publishers? Authors are increasingly hiring editors directly to substantively edit their manuscript and prepare it for submission to agents or publishers. Learn what is expected from authors seeking reader’s reports, manuscript assessments, substantive and line edits, publisher research and submission letter prep and how you can sell these skills to your target audience.

Debate: Is It Time to Kill the Apostrophe? [AN]

Elizabeth d’Anjou, James Harbeck, Anne Louise Mahoney (moderator) dimanche 12 juin, 14 h 45 à 15 h 45

For such a tiny mark, the apostrophe has attracted a lot of controversy recently. Two outspoken, articulate expert editors with opposing views on the apostrophe’s fate will duke it out like the good Canadians they are: in a parliamentary-style debate. James Harbeck maintains that it’s well past time for the apostrophe’s to make an exit; Elizabeth d’Anjou argues that the mark remains an essential part of written English. Editors Canada president Anne Louise Mahoney moderates.

Big Picture Editing: Content Planning With a Purpose, From the Editor-in-Chief’s Perspective / La rédaction avec une vision d’ensemble : planification de contenu servant un objectif, du point de vue de la rédactrice en chef [AN + IS]

Jodi Di Menna dimanche 12 juin, 13 h 30 à 14 h 30

Tout contenu écrit cache un objectif global. Cette séance utilise des exemples de l’expérience rédactionnelle de la conférencière dans des petits magazines et pour un public de décideurs de la Colline démontrant comment la vision d’ensemble influence les subtilités de la rédaction et de la révision de contenu. Elle intégrera les points de vue de réviseurs et de gestionnaires des communications, dressant un portrait général de la façon dont les réviseurs et les producteurs de contenu peuvent collaborer pour atteindre un objectif.

Marchés nouveaux et en croissance

Editing Copy for the Mobile Web and App Development [AN]

Christina Vasilevski samedi 11 juin, 16 h 30 à 17 h 30

Curious about editing copy for apps for smartphones, tablets and mobile versions of webpages? This session will look at tools that User Experience (UX) and User Interface (UI) designers use, digital content workflows and how editing for mobile development differs from other editorial projects.

Editing for the Web Without Lowering Your Standards [AN]

Erin Brenner samedi 11 juin, 12 h 45 à 15 h

People visit websites with a need, and if a site doesn’t fulfill that need, they’ll click away before you can say “See ya!” Website editors can help keep visitors reading by shaping and formatting copy to hold readers’ attention. In this session, Copyediting editor-in-chief Erin Brenner will teach you how to edit websites to keep readers interested while upholding grammar and usage rules.

Graphic Novels & Comics: Creation, Editing, and Promotion / Romans illustrés et bandes dessinées : création, rédaction et promotion [AN + IS]

Jeff Burgess, Jeff Ellis, Jonathon Dalton, Robin Thompson dimanche 12 juin, 9 h à 11 h 15

Cette présentation se penchera sur certains aspects clés de la réalisation d’un roman illustré en tant que seul créateur et sous la forme d’une anthologie. Elle examinera chaque étape du processus de l’élaboration des bandes dessinées, commençant par le scénario, créant des œuvres venant appuyer le texte et voyant comment ceci compose le thème. Elle discutera de comment les artistes et les écrivains font la promotion de leur œuvre et la font publier sous forme imprimée ou en ligne.

Langage clair

The “General Public” as Audience Is Not an Amorphous Mass [AN]

Cheryl Stephens dimanche 12 juin, 14 h 45 à 15 h 45

The “general public” is too amorphous a description of audience to give an accurate idea of modern readers. Readers face invisible challenges and hidden needs that affect their understanding and reading processes. Editors can help authors identify and compensate for those challenges and needs, to ensure effective message delivery. You’ll leave with statistical evidence and an awareness you can use to strengthen your audience analysis and support your recommendations to clients.

Beyond the Reader: How Academic Editors Can Help Knowledge Users [AN]

Iva Cheung samedi 11 juin, 15 h 15 à 16 h 15

What happens after research is published in an academic journal? Health, natural, and social science researchers face increasing pressure from funding agencies to translate their findings to something that is accessible to readers. Discover the role editors can play in the burgeoning field of knowledge translation, and how tools like reporting guidelines can help you help your clients get the most out of their work.

Plain Language Graphic Design Principles [AN]

Flora Gordon samedi 11 juin, 12 h 45 à 15 h

Graphic design can support and enhance written content, when prepared thoughtfully, with the needs of the intended audience in mind. In this session we will survey components of graphic design such as images, charts, graphs and typography from a Plain Language perspective. The focus will be on identifying elements of effective designs that enhance readability and support reader understanding, in contrast to ineffective designs that rely on superficial decoration.

The Plain Language Edit: When Client Expectations Clash with Reality [AN]

Tracy Torchetti, Claire Foley dimanche 12 juin, 9 h à 11 h 15

Finally, you have a client who says they want a plain language edit. You revise the formatting, terminology and syntax and submit your edit. And then the client rejects your changes. We’ve all experienced this scenario—when client expectations of an edit clash with reality.

PANEL: The Plain Language Process—Professionals Share Tips on Successful Projects [AN]

Kate Harrison Whiteside, Cheryl Stephens, Tracy Torchetti, Claire Foley dimanche 12 juin, 11 h 30–12 h 30

The plain language process encompasses audience assessment, style guides, writing and editing practices, document design and user testing. Find out how our panel of professionals approach plain language projects to ensure clear content that gets results. We will help you plan the blueprint for your next plain language initiative. We’ll share tips on what has worked best, leaving you with a clearer picture of the process from start to finish.

Relations

How to Work with Self-Publishing Authors: The Agony and the Ecstasy [AN]

Arlene Prunkl dimanche 12 juin, 11 h 30 à 12 h 30

Editing for self-publishing authors is arguably the biggest new editorial niche for editors. In this session, enjoy an in-depth discussion of the best practices, advantages, pitfalls and enormous pleasures of working with self-publishing authors in this burgeoning editorial niche. Among other things, the session will cover the importance of developing a deep knowledge of the industry, and how working with indie authors differs from working with authors in traditional publishing.

Who Are You, and Who Are You Talking To? [AN]

James Harbeck samedi 11 juin, 16 h 30 à 17 h 30

Everything we say or write says something about our identity, the identity of our hearer or reader, and our relationship. In industry-specific texts, you need jargon. In articles or ads addressed to certain groups, you may want to use particular words or turns of phrase. But how do you make sure you’re doing it right—and how do you know when not to do it?

What Writers Want: A Writer’s Perspective on Working with Editors [AN]

Julie Barlow samedi 11 juin, 15 h 15 à 16 h 15

Bestselling author and journalist Julie Barlow reviews over two decades of experience as a freelance writer to illustrate the importance of building relationships with editors for different stages of her career. Working with editors is a give-and-take process that evolves as writers gain experience. For instance, young writers benefit from editors who challenge them, while mid-career authors get more from editors who include them in decision-making. This workshop is for both writers and editors.

The Client from Hades—Or Somewhere Close By [AN]

Valerie Mansour, Anne Curry dimanche 12 juin, 14 h 45 à 15 h 45

How do you deal with that “difficult” client? A great writer who isn’t convinced she even needs an editor. Eavesdrop on conversations between author and editor. Every so often the editor will throw up her arms in exasperation and ask workshop participants to share experiences and strategies to help solve particular dilemmas. Will author and editor reach an agreement satisfactory to both? Can we send the client home happy?

Dialogue on Editing Indigenous Writing [AN]

Ann-Marie Metten, Jordan Abel dimanche 12 juin, 13 h 30 à 14 h 30

Nisga’a poet Jordan Abel and editor Ann-Marie Metten discuss issues in editing Indigenous writing, focusing on the best practices for non-Indigenous editors working with Indigenous authors. Emerging from this dialogue will be a discussion of productive and culturally sensitive editorial methods for understanding and preserving Indigenous narrative voice and worldview, as well as protocols for publishing traditional stories. This discussion will also focus on overcoming cultural barriers in the author-editor relationship.

Réviseurs d’expérience

Become a Writing Coach: Earn More and Promote Your Editing Business [AN]

Elizabeth Macfie samedi 11 juin, 15 h 15 à 16 h 15

Customized, one-on-one micro-learning can be a cost-effective and convenient way for people to increase their writing skills. Learn how a trainer repurposed her group-workshop content and teaching methods to profit from this market. We’ll discuss coaching principles, needs assessment, session length, pricing, handout and exercise creation, trainer-notes writing and progress assessment.

Grab Your Career by the Ears and Give It a Very Thorough Shake [AN]

Greg Ioannou dimanche 12 juin, 13 h 30 à 14 h 30

Some editors copy edit throughout their careers, often by choice, while some get into other kinds of editing or editing-related tasks. Others jump into different markets or non-editing tasks. A handful vault into related roles, such as publishing or teaching. A few even wormhole from copy editing to unexpected places like politics, private investigation, or owning the Ottawa Senators. This session is about rethinking your career options.

PANEL: Those Who Can, Do—And They Teach [AN]

Christine Peets, Kathe Lieber, Elizabeth D’Anjou, Erin Brenner, Heidi Turner dimanche 12 juin, 9 h à 11 h 15

This session is for writers and editors who teach—and for those who would like to add this to their professional accomplishments. In what is sure to be a robust session we will have a panel of experts who have been teaching courses in community centres or at a post-secondary institution discussing the following: Developing Your Course(s); Working with all ages; Challenges of adult learners; Writing for Pleasure or Publication...and more.

Outils et technologies

It’s Not Me, It’s You: Improving Your Relationship with Your Computer [AN]

Daniel Heuman samedi 11 juin, 15 h 15 à 16 h 15

Your computer should be your trusted partner. But as with every relationship, you have to learn its strengths. This workshop will showcase a variety of software that will help you use your computer as more than an electronic pen and paper. Learn how to improve the way you check for consistency mistakes, how you format references and even how to make better use of simple functions like search and copy/paste.

#EditorsGetSocial [AN]

Natasha Netschay Davies dimanche 12 juin, 11 h 30 à 12 h 30

Tweet it. Like it. Share it. Everyone is using social media, including #editors. If you are new to social media or would like to know more about how to use it for networking and professional development, this session is for you. Learn the steps to connecting with influencers and becoming one yourself. #YVR

Antidote 9 : Nouveautés [FR]

Louise Saint-André dimanche 12 juin, 13 h 30 à 14 h 30

En novembre dernier, Druide informatique lançait une toute nouvelle version d’Antidote. En plus d’étoffer—encore—ses ouvrages et de bonifier ses fonctions existantes, Antidote 9 s’accompagne désormais d’un volet de correction consacré au style. Et pour la première fois, Antidote s’enrichit d’un module anglais offrant tous les dictionnaires, guides et fonctionnalités qui ont fait la renommée de cet indispensable outil de rédaction et de révision. Venez découvrir les nouveautés d’Antidote 9.

How Editors Can Use Crowdfunding / Comment les réviseurs peuvent utiliser le sociofinancement [AN + IS]

Greg Ioannou samedi 11 juin, 16 h 30 à 17 h 30

Imaginez : un beau projet se présente. Vous faites une estimation. Puis, le client dit : Je n’ai que 30 $ pour la révision! Vous pouvez essayer de lui soutirer plus d’argent ou vous pouvez le financer pour couvrir vos frais. Cette séance vous expliquera comment fonctionne le sociofinancement et comment aider un client à lancer une campagne de sociofinancement. Vous pourriez ne plus jamais devoir refuser un client qui ne peut s’offrir vos services.

Introduction to Web Content Strategy for Editors [AN]

Robin Marwick dimanche 12 juin, 14 h 45 à 15 h 45

Many editors are already doing content strategy—including information architecture, project management, content management, content marketing, and yes, editing—without realizing it. This session will give an overview of content strategy and the content lifecycle, and introduce participants to specific techniques, such as content audits and content modeling. Participants will learn ways to make sure that their content works as efficiently as possible.