Meetings & Events

Upcoming meeting dates

February 21, 2018
March 28, 2018 (Pub Night at James Bay Inn)
April 25, 2018
May 30, 2018
June 27, 2018


PEAVI Meeting

Date: Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Location: Greater Victoria Public Library, Central Branch, 735 Broughton St, Victoria, B.C. V8W 3H2 – Second Floor Meeting Room. Free Parking under the library. All Welcome!

Webinar: Developmental Editing for Fiction and Memoir

In this two-hour session, we’ll learn to address big-picture issues including structure, plot, story, tension, continuity, world building and character growth in fiction and memoir manuscripts. The key learning objectives of this webinar will include the following:

  • In a World: You have 170k words, but is there a story?
  • Starting with SUCK: Kicking off the plot strongly in the first page (Simple, Unexpected, Concrete Kick-off).
  • The Crazy Eight: Eight structural elements that make strong stories and identify plot holes.
  • The “I Want” Song: Character objectives make strong protagonists and intriguing villains.
  • All Books Are Mysteries: How “show don’t tell” works in structure.
  • Wait, Where? World-building through interaction.

Allison K Williams, the Unkind Editor, is the author of Self-Edit Like a Pro and Get Published in Literary Magazines. She has edited for indies and Big Five publishers, and serves as social media editor for Brevity.


PEAVI Meeting

Date: Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Time: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Location: Greater Victoria Public Library, Central Branch, 735 Broughton St, Victoria, B.C. V8W 3H2 – Community Room (first floor, down the hall, past the children’s section)

Free Parking under the library. All Welcome!

Topic: Getting work with the Online Directory of Editors – or sell yourself on any other line directory.

The meeting will present a half-hour video of a webinar offered by EAC online, followed by discussion. The webinar, originally presented in Dec. 2016, is by Greg Ioannou, Getting work with the Online Directory of Editors. (Or sell yourself on any other online directory.) Greg focuses on how to best craft a directory listing. He outlines the webinar thus:“some people are getting a lot more work from their ODE listing than others are. Why do some people find big-ticket clients or get so much work from the ODE that they’re swamped? What’s their secret? Is it that they’re super experienced, well-known or … more qualified than YOU? No!

Editors who are successfully using the ODE know how to craft their listings so they bring in more work. There really are “secrets” in this trade, and they aren’t always intuitive. In this free webinar, we’ll lift the veil on those secrets and show you how to make the most of an ODE listing.”


PEAVI Meeting

Date:  Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Time:  7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Location: Greater Victoria Public Library, Central Branch,  735 Broughton St, Victoria, B.C. V8W 3H2 – Community Room (first floor, down the hall, past the children’s section)

Free Parking under the library. All Welcome!

Topic: Professional Editorial Standards: How do they work for you?

Many of Canada’s editors use new technologies and work in industries that are far from traditional print publishing. Technological advances and current working methods are at the heart of the latest edition of Professional Editorial Standards, Editors Canada’s cornerstone publication. This new edition took effect January 1, 2017, and is now available as a free download.

Now what? What do you do with them? How are they relevant to your work? Are they only for book editors? (Spoiler: no!) What kinds of changes did Editors Canada make in this new edition and why? What should people who hire or work with editors know about the standards? What should people who teach editors know?