Simple, Proven Techniques to Improve Your Writing
This workshop is useful for anyone who writes, edits, or oversees the creation of informational texts. It has particular relevance for academic writers, who face a significant challenge in writing about complex subjects. Eight-Step Editing provides a “toolkit” of techniques for making a text more readable, and a systematic approach for using them. The Eight-Step Editing workshop combines theory with practice. Participants gain an understanding of the principles underlying each of the eight steps, and then apply those principles in exercises.
Elizabeth d'Anjou has 23 years of experience as a freelance editor with a diverse clientèle, including textbook publishers, academic researchers, government ministries and nonprofit agencies. Her particular strengths include careful copy editing and translating convoluted writing into accessible prose. A third-generation editor, she teaches copy editing for Ryerson University’s Publishing Program and is the creator of its online grammar course. She also leads a number of popular one-day seminars for Editors Canada and is in demand as a presenter of communications workshops for corporate, government and nonprofit clients.