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ATINS/Editors Canada Fall Workshop Series

ATINS is teaming up with Editors Canada to host a Fall workshop series with Frances Peck of West Coast Editorial Associates!

Workshop 1:
Grammar Boot Camp

Date: Friday, September 9, 2016
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Speaker: Frances Peck

Want to flex your grammar (and punctuation and usage) muscles? This intensive seminar will put you through the paces. Focusing on high-level errors—the ones that make it past editors and proofreaders and into print—this session will help you identify and fix the most puzzling mistakes in grammar, punctuation, and usage. We'll look at errors from a range of publications, discuss up-to-date approaches to eliminating them, and run through a series of challenging editing exercises. Feel free to bring in any difficult examples you've encountered on the job.
Editor-writer Frances Peck (CPE Hon.) is a partner in the BC firm West Coast Editorial Associates. A long-time member and volunteer with Editors Canada, she teaches editing at Douglas College and the University of British Columbia, and gives workshops across Canada. She's a co-author of the HyperGrammar website and author of Peck's English Pointers.

Location:
Thistle Room, Dartmouth Sportsplex, 110 Wyse Road, Dartmouth, NS, B3A 1M2
Parking is free.

Cost:
Editors Canada members and student affiliates, WFNS members, and ATINS members: $150
Non-members: $200
*Coffee/tea breaks and lunch included

Workshop 2:
Clear and Concise Style

Date: Saturday, September 10, 2016
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Speaker: Frances Peck

Clear, concise style is the backbone of strong writing. It’s also the product of lots of cold, hard revision.
This workshop presents a variety of stylistic techniques to help language do its job.
We’ll look at how to boost flow, eliminate sloppy shifts and inconsistencies, link ideas using parallelism and subordination, tighten sentences, and trim wordiness. Through discussion, examples, and exercises, we’ll examine surefire methods for polishing any type of document..
Editor-writer Frances Peck (CPE Hon.) is a partner in the BC firm West Coast Editorial Associates. A long-time member and volunteer with Editors Canada, she teaches editing at Douglas College and the University of British Columbia, and gives workshops across Canada. She's a co-author of the HyperGrammar website and author of Peck's English Pointers.

Location:
Thistle Room, Dartmouth Sportsplex, 110 Wyse Road, Dartmouth, NS, B3A 1M2
Parking is free.

Cost:
Editors Canada members and student affiliates, WFNS members: $150
Non-members: $200
ATINS members: free
*Coffee/tea breaks and lunch included

To register: Friday workshop: novascotia.twig at editors dot ca
Saturday workshop: info at atins dot org

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