Posts Tagged: Professional Development

Save Time and Your Sanity: Increase Your Efficiency with Microsoft Word for Windows with Rhonda Bracey

Many of us use Word regularly. But are we using it efficiently? Learn practical tips to help you become more efficient with Microsoft Word for Windows. Learn useful tips and techniques that will save you time and headaches, including how to Show everything – formatting marks, fields, bookmarks, track changes, styles etc. Set up an

Starting a Freelance Editing or Writing Career Session 2 with Christine LeBlanc

Session 2: Getting Going After attending this webinar, you will be able to start your own freelance business. You’ll know how to register for a business name and HST number, how to start marketing your services, and what to track for basic bookkeeping and taxes. Being a freelancer is much more than working in your

Usage Traps and Myths with Frances Peck

Is impact accepted as a verb? Why are prevent and avoid so often confused? Is it okay to verbify? This webinar examines these and other usage questions and problems. Hopefully, you accept impact as a verb (not to mention hopefully as a sentence adverb). But what about more current usage issues? Does literally mean what it literally means? Are there limits to how much we can verbify?

Starting a Freelance Editing or Writing Career Session 1 with Christine LeBlanc

Session 1: Getting Ready After attending this webinar, you will be able to start your own freelance business. You’ll know how to register for a business name and HST number, how to start marketing your services, and what to track for basic bookkeeping and taxes. Being a freelancer is much more than working in your

What the GST? With Michelle Waitzman

It’s tax time! Get a better understanding of Canada’s GST/HST and provincial sales taxes as they relate to freelance editors. What are GST, HST, QST and PST, who needs to register for them, and how do you do that? Charging, collecting and remitting sales taxes is just another administrative nightmare for many self-employed editors. In

Comics and Graphic Novel Conventions for Editors with Allyson Rudolph

Wham! Pow! Shazam! In this webinar, you’ll learn some cool editorial moves to help you break into the graphic novel and comic book scene. The Booker Prize longlist this year included a graphic novel for the first time. Penguin Random House is launching a graphic novel imprint for kids. R.L. Stine has recently signed a

Beginner’s Guide to Editing in LaTeX with Heather E. Saunders

LaTeX is the “de facto standard for the communication and publication of scientific documents.”* This webinar will give you a basic understanding of LaTeX and teach you how to edit effectively within LaTeX. LaTeX is a software program that is used to prepare technical and scientific documents. Participants will learn What LaTeX is and why clients

Showcasing Your Skills and Accomplishments in an Online Portfolio: Session 2 with Letitia Henville

SESSIONS Part 1: What to include in your editing portfolio Part 2: How to curate your content This webinar series will draw on examples of editors’ online portfolios to help you determine what kind of portfolio you want to build, what content you might include in your portfolio, and whether and how to integrate a

Showcasing Your Skills and Accomplishments in an Online Portfolio: Session 1 with Letitia Henville

SESSIONS Part 1: What to include in your editing portfolio Part 2: How to curate your content This webinar series will draw on examples of editors’ online portfolios to help you determine what kind of portfolio you want to build, what content you might include in your portfolio, and whether and how to integrate a

Fair Dealing Symposium 2019

As part of Fair Dealing Week 2019, the University of Alberta Copyright Office will be presenting a one-day symposium on Wednesday, February 27, 2019. Registration for this FREE event is now open. The full schedule is available on the website.