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Sunday Webinar: The Mighty (Red) Pen: An Overview of Editing

  • 17 Nov 2024
  • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Zoom



Perfecting & Subverting Point of View

Member Price: $15

Non-Member Price is $25

**This event will be recorded. Registrants can access the recording for 30 days.


What is editing, exactly? Most of us have an intuitive understanding that editing is the process of making our writing better. But it’s not one singular task or process, but several stages that happen over time. What are the types of editing – for example, what’s the difference between a developmental edit and a copy edit? What kinds of editors are out there to be hired, or that you might encounter at a publishing company in different stages of the publishing process?


articipants will gain a more thorough understanding of the stages of editing, the lingo and language of editing, and get some practical ideas about when to consider hiring an editor (and how to go about choosing someone.) This session does not include instruction about how to edit, but rather is an overview of the role of editing, the types of editing, when they are needed in the writing process, and the definitions and terminology used in editing and by editors. Session will include an intro to a few important tools used by editors (reference books, etc.)

Intended audience:

All writers who are learning about writing and editing, anyone who has felt unsure about the jargon and shorthand of editing


Christina Myers is a writer, editor, and former journalist. Her novel The List of Last Chances was longlisted for the Leacock Medal, shortlisted for the Fred Kerner prize, and won the 2023 Canadian Book Club Award in the fiction category. Her latest book, Halfway Home: Thoughts from Midlife, was published by House of Anansi in spring 2024. She teaches fiction and non-fiction through SFU's creative writing continuing studies, and was the 2023 Ambassador for the Federation of BC Writers. She is a member of Da'naxda'xw First Nation, and lives in Surrey, BC, with her rowdy family: one spouse, two kids and, at present count, four cats.

Digital doors open at 1:55 pm, event starts at 2:00 pm

Supported by the British Columbia Arts Council

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