Editors’ Association of Canada style seminar

Join Frances Peck’s “Clear and Concise: Guidelines for Style” presentation at the next Editors’ Association of Canada seminar!

Initially introduced in Vancouver as a Simon Fraser University Summer Publishing Workshop, editor and instructor Frances Peck brings “Clear and Concise: Guidelines for Style” to Montreal on May 13, 2009. Season your skills with this full-day, hands-on, interactive seminar made available to PWAC-Montreal members at the EAC’s discounted membership rate.


Clear, concise style is the backbone of strong writing. It’s also the product of lots of cold, hard revision. This seminar presents a variety of stylistic techniques to help language do its job. We’ll look at how to create flow, eliminate sloppy shifts and inconsistencies, link ideas using parallelism and subordination, tighten sentence structure, and trim wordiness. Through discussion, examples, and exercises, we’ll examine surefire methods for polishing any type of document.

Frances Peck is an editor, writer, and instructor who has taught editing and writing for over 20 years. She prepared the Canadian edition of The St. Martin’s Workbook, a university-level grammar exercise book; recently completed Peck’s English Pointers, an e-book for the Translation Bureau; and is a regular columnist for the journal Language Update. A Vancouver resident, Frances is a member of West Coast Editorial Associates and teaches editing at Douglas College and Simon Fraser University.

Date: Wednesday, May 13th
Event Type: Professional Development Seminar, hosted by the Editors’ Association of Canada

Title: “Clear and Concise: Guidelines for Style” with editor & instructor, Frances Peck

Place: Hotel Ruby Foo’s, 7655 Decarie Boulevard, Metro Namur (5 min walk) free parking
Time: 8:30 am – 4 pm
Cost: $160 for PWAC members (EAC member rate), includes lunch, coffee breaks, workbook
For more information and to register: http://www.editors.ca/branches/qac/pd/index.html. Check the website regularly for the registration posting or contact coordinator Wendy Gokhool at wendygokhool@hotmail.com

Note: PWAC members wishing to attend must forward their membership ID numbers with their registration.


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