Toronto-area writers, there’s an evening seminar coming up that will teach you how to do a better job of editing your own work.

“Polishing Your Work: From Expert Tips to Editorial Workflows” is presented by PWAC Toronto Chapter and Magazines Canada on Monday, March 25  from 7:15 to 8:45 p.m. at the Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre.

At this evening seminar, three editors from different areas of publishing (consumer, freelance and agency) will share their best tips for freelance writers on how to polish their work, keep clients happy and get repeat business. We’ll talk about preparing your work for submission, editing, proofreading, style guides and more.

The speaker panel consists of:

Liann Bobechko is the Deputy Editor at Cottage Life, where she handles feature profiles, service and how-to pieces, articles on science and the environment, issues pieces, personal essays, recipes, and building projects for the magazine and online. After more than 15 years in the business, she still gets a thrill from seeing an idea become real on the pages of a magazine.

Franklin Carter is a self-employed editor and certified proofreader who works in Toronto on non-fiction books, magazines, reports and occasionally websites. In recent years, he has edited and proofread military books, multi-author medical reports, accounting journals, agricultural magazines and an annual review of censorship in Canada. He founded Franklin Carter Editorial Services in September 1996.

Kat Tancock is cofounder of custom content agency Tavanberg. She has worked as an editor at Reader’s Digest, Best Health, Canadian Living and Food & Drink and her writing on travel, food, health and other topics has appeared in titles such as Westjet Magazine, enRoute, the San Francisco Chronicle and The Globe and Mail.

COST: PWAC Toronto Chapter evening seminars are free for PWAC members and full-time students. The fee is $15 for non-members who register online, and $10 for members of partner organizations (Association of Registered Graphic Designers, CMG Freelance and Editors Canada) who register online. Fees are subject to service charges. Online registrations close at midnight the day before the event. If you do not register online, the cost is $20 at the door (cash only). Receipts are available.

The seminar venue is fully accessible, including washrooms. Space is limited, and tickets are available online now. You can register for a ticket at this link.

 

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