Past Meetings


PEAVI Meeting
Wednesday, October 25, 2017

7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
at 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).

Topic: Editing in-house or freelance: What’s the dif?

Are you curious to know how in-house and freelance editing differ? Find out at the next PEAVI meeting, when Lenore Hietkamp will present a day in the life of an in-house editor and explore the difference between it and freelancing. As an in-house editor for Heritage House Publishing and as a freelancer for 15 years, Lenore has a wealth of information to share.

Lenore’s editing career began in 2002, and she has since interned at the University of Washington Press and freelanced for Heritage House Publishing (in addition to being their in-house editor for the last year), as well as for other publishers and individual authors.


PEAVI Meeting
Wednesday, September 27, 2017

7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
at Greater Victoria Public Library, Central Branch,  735 Broughton St, Victoria, B.C. V8W 3H2 – Room AS2 (second floor, behind the elevator)

Meet the new PEAVI co-chairs and tell us what you’ve been editing lately. Moira Dann, Johanna Kendall and the rest of the executive would like to meet you and brainstorm programming for upcoming meetings and events.


PEAVI June Social
Tuesday, June 20, 2017

6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Church of Truth, 111 Superior Street, James Bay, Victoria, BC

PEAVI’s annual June social was an opportunity to welcome summer’s arrival and to meet fellow editors in a relaxed atmosphere.


PEAVI meeting
Tuesday, April 18, 2017

7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
at Windsor Pavilion – Sports Room 1 (in Oak Bay)
451 Windsor Road, Victoria BC

TOPIC: Five Steps to Being Your Own Star Publicist

PEAVI member Moira Dann of Dann Fine Writing & Publicity Services gave us a taste of her publicity workshop, including tips on how to identify potential clients and how to reach them. We learned about the main parts of an effective News Release and the best way to get free publicity.


PEAVI Pub Night
Tuesday, March 21, 2017

What a fun evening! Instead of the regular monthly meeting, PEAVI members gathered at the James Bay Inn Pub for an evening of fun, good food and excellent conversation. Thanks to everyone for coming out. If you missed it, stay tuned for our next one in June.


PEAVI meeting
Tuesday, Feb 21, 2017

7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
at Windsor Pavilion – Sports Room 1 (in Oak Bay)
2451 Windsor Road, Victoria BC, V8S 5H3

TOPIC:  Demystifying Book Promotion

The February member meeting saw 32 people turn out for Don Gorman’s excellent presentation on book promotion and, in addition to taking home a whole lot of valuable information, several lucky door prize winners each received a lovely book from Rocky Mountain Books and Heritage House. Thank you, all!

Details and the top ten points from Don’s presentation can be found in the March 2017 PEAVI Bulletin.


PEAVI meeting
Tuesday, Jan 17, 2017

7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
at Windsor Pavilion – Sports Room 1 (in Oak Bay)
2451 Windsor Road, Victoria BC, V8S 5H3

TOPIC: Time Tracking and Invoicing Tools

Attendees started off the new year by discussing ideas, tools, and tips for tracking time and invoicing clients.

Meeting notes can be found here.


PEAVI meeting
Tuesday, Nov 22, 2016
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
at Windsor Pavilion – Sports Room 1 (in Oak Bay)
2451 Windsor Road, Victoria BC, V8S 5H3

TOPIC: Self‐Publishing

Esther Hart began the meeting with a presentation on some of her experiences in self‐publishing. The discussion was then opened to other people with expertise in self-publishing, who added their knowledge and assisted in answering questions.

Esther has self‐published three books of her own, the first one in 1998, and has assisted many other people in fulfilling their dreams of becoming authors.
http://authorssolutions.com/author-support/

Meeting notes can be found here.


PEAVI Meeting
Tuesday, October 18, 2016

7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
at Windsor Pavilion – Sports Room 1 (in Oak Bay)
2451 Windsor Road, Victoria BC, V8S 5H3

TOPIC: Indexing, the art of.

What do editors need to know about indexes? Is it a dead (or dying) art? Doesn’t software do the index automatically, these days? Why would you need an index in an e-book?

PEAVI members Judith Brand, a 16-year veteran indexer, and Martin Gavin, a newcomer to the craft with formal training and nearly 30 years of experience as a librarian, introduced us to the topic and discussed many tips and tricks for those considering indexing. Martin gave a presentation and provided a comprehensive list of indexing resources.

Meeting notes can be found here.


PEAVI Meeting
Tuesday, Sept 20, 2016

7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
at Windsor Pavilion – Sports Room 1 (in Oak Bay)
2451 Windsor Road, Victoria BC, V8S 5H3

TOPIC: Show and Tell with the focus on things learned.

What new things did you encounter in your work this past year? Feel free to bring publications or other items to show the group. We will have a laptop connected to wifi and the projector, so we can display websites as needed.


PEAVI Summer Social

Tuesday, June 28, 2016
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Church of Truth (James Bay)
111 Superior St  http://cotvictoria.ca

June Social

Join us on June 28th for PEAVI’s annual summer social. This last meeting of the season is a way to celebrate our editorial successes over the past year and share friendship with our members and special friends. Bring an appetizer or dessert to add to our potluck table and share a refreshment provided by PEAVI.



PEAVI Meeting
Tuesday, May 17, 2016

at Chronicles of Crime bookstore, 1048 Fort Street

TOPIC: Story editing

Frances Thorsen, proprietor of Chronicles of Crime mystery bookshop, and connoisseur of crime fiction, will talk about her work as story editor for some of the up-and-coming names in crime fiction. Story editing will be of interest to all editors, though Frances’s focus is on crime fiction. She will give editors tips on working with crime writers and things crime writers need to pay attention to, and will talk about the trends of crime fiction (what works, what doesn’t). Frances is an instructor of crime fiction writing and works for various publishers and individual authors as a story editor of crime fiction.



PEAVI Meeting
Tuesday, April 19, 2016

7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
at Windsor Pavilion – Sports Room 1 (in Oak Bay)
2451 Windsor Road, Victoria BC, V8S 5H3

Blue Pencil Sessions

PEAVI, in conjuction with the Victoria Writers Society, invited writers to bring samples of their writing to a PEAVI meeting. Discussion started with what editors do and was followed by a Q&A discussion with PEAVI editors.
Writers were asked to bring a printout of a piece of writing, either an entire work or an excerpt, of no more than 1200 words and then they were matched up with an editor for a free, individual, editorial consultation.



PEAVI Pub Night
Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Christie’s Carriage House, http://christiespub.squarespace.com
1739 Fort Street (just west of Richmond St)
6 pm reservation



PEAVI Meeting
Tuesday, February 16, 2016

7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
at Windsor Pavilion – Sports Room 1 (in Oak Bay)
2451 Windsor Road, Victoria BC, V8S 5H3

TOPIC: From editor to edited

PEAVI Member Merrie-Ellen Wilcox will talk about her recent experience of publishing a book of her own, after many years of editing the work of others. Merrie-Ellen has been a writer and editor for almost 30 years, working freelance for magazines, government, corporations, and publishers. She is also an editor with West Coast Editorial Associates. Her first book was published in 2015: What’s the Buzz?: Keeping Bees in Flight is the seventh in the Orca Footprints series on sustainability, for kids aged 8 to 12.


PEAVI Meeting
Tuesday, January 26, 2016

7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
at Windsor Pavilion – Sports Room 1 (in Oak Bay)
2451 Windsor Road, Victoria BC, V8S 5H3

Topic: Roundtable discussion of editing tools and resources

Members and visitors shared their favourite resource books, online reference sites, and other editing tools, including Pressbooks.


PEAVI Member Social
Tuesday, December 15, 2015
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.


PEAVI Meeting
Tuesday, November 17, 2015

7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
at Windsor Pavilion – Rotary Hall (main floor)
2451 Windsor Road, Victoria BC, V8S 5H3

November Meeting Topic: The publishing process from the writer’s perspective
Guest Speakers: Robin Roberts and Kay Stewart

Two authors published by trade publishers will talk about their experiences of the publication process. What do writers experience during the process of preparing for submission, developmental work, copy editing, layout and design? We will hear different perspectives, from a nonfiction writer and a mystery writer:

PEAVI members have worked on the manuscripts of both authors at some stage.


PEAVI Meeting
Tuesday, October 20, 2015

7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
at Windsor Pavilion – Sports Room 1
2451 Windsor Road, Victoria BC, V8S 5H3

October Meeting Topic: Publishing children’s books.
Guest Speaker: Kyla Pawlyshyn

Guest speaker Kyla Pawlyshyn of Vancouver Island’s Pippin’s Press will join us to share her experiences as a children’s book writer, illustrator and publisher. Pippin’s Press creates limited-edition, handcrafted storybooks, and binds each book by hand. Website: http://www.pippinspress.com/


The Mid Life Crisis Show
October 2 & 3, 2015

PEAVI will be participating in The Mid Life Crisis Show, being held at the Victoria Conference Centre on October 2 & 3, 2015. Download the poster: Mid Life Crisis Show 8.5 X 11 Poster.

MidLifeCrisisShow-image


PEAVI Meeting
Tuesday, September 15, 2015

7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
at Windsor Pavilion – Sports Room 1
2451 Windsor Road, Victoria BC, V8S 5H3

September Meeting Topic: Networking

What would you like PEAVI members to know about you? Come and tell us about yourself, your favourite editing projects, favourite books, tea, people. Bring whatever props you need (books? tea? people?). It’s an opportunity to network among colleagues, and to establish relationships that will continue throughout the year.


June Social
Monday, June 22, 2015

6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Church of Truth (James Bay)
111 Superior St
http://cotvictoria.ca

June Social: Join us for PEAVI’s 20th Anniversary Celebration!

The PEAVI annual June social is an opportunity to welcome summer’s arrival and to meet your fellow editors in a more relaxed atmosphere. And this year we will be celebrating PEAVI’s twentieth birthday.

PEAVI will provide non-alcoholic beverages, fruit, a vegetable tray, sushi and birthday cake.


PEAVI Meeting
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
at the Windsor Park Pavilion – Sports Room 1 (Located in Oak Bay)
2451 Windsor Road, Victoria BC, V8S 5H3

May Meeting Topic: Blue-Pencil Editing II


PEAVI Meeting
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
at the Windsor Park Pavilion – Sports Room 1 (Located in Oak Bay)
2451 Windsor Road, Victoria BC, V8S 5H3

April Meeting Topic: Blue-Pencil Editing

What is ‘blue-pencil’ editing? The idea is to read a writer’s work and provide feedback within a short time frame. Such sessions are often available during writers’ conferences, either with other writers or with editors. PEAVI would like to start offering such sessions to local writers in the near future. Our April meeting provides training to help editors gain the experience to do so.

Bring your pencil (or pen). Samples to edit will be provided, but you may also bring two to three problematic pages of a manuscript–make sure you have an author’s permission to do so. Groups of editors will read the same text and prepare feedback, then compare. Editors will benefit from comparing work by their peers and will practice identifying problems and giving key feedback quickly.


PEAVI Pub Night
Thursday, March 19, 2015
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
The Guild (used to be Chandler’s Seafood Restaurant)
1250 Wharf Street, Victoria BC (at the end of Yates Street)
Phone: 250-385-3474

March Pub Night: The Annual Editor’s Night Out at the Pub

Annual Editors Night Out at the Pub. An evening of socializing and meeting other editors in PEAVI. This year’s Pub choice was The Guild: http://theguildfreehouse.com/


Tour of Victoria Bindery
Saturday, February 21, 2015
10:30 a.m.
at Victoria Bindery: #2 – 460 Tennyson Place, Victoria, B.C.


PEAVI Meeting
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
at the Windsor Park Pavilion – Sports Room 1 (Located in Oak Bay)
2451 Windsor Road, Victoria BC, V8S 5H3

February Meeting Topic: Communication Planning
Facilitator: Lynne Graham

Members have been discussing the way PEAVI communicates–how it markets itself, how it could use social media, etc. Our existing communication plan is 14 years old. How can we update it? How does it fit with what PEAVI is all about?

Bring your ideas and be prepared to brainstorm. Our speaker for this evening will be PEAVI member Lynne Graham. Lynne holds master’s degrees in professional communication and science. We welcome her guidance in a discussion about our communication plan. A communication plan, Lynne says, supports the organization’s strategic goals. Communication tools include social media, website, public outreach initiatives, earned media, etc. A good plan can ensure that they work in unison toward achieving a common goal.

Find out more about Lynne at http://www.words-at-work.ca/home/


PEAVI Meeting
Tuesday, January 27, 2015 (Note new date)
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
at the Windsor Park Pavilion – Sports Room 1 (Located in Oak Bay)
2451 Windsor Road, Victoria BC, V8S 5H3

January Meeting Topic: Software Tools for Editors
Speaker: Chris Banner

Can software make an editor’s life easier? The speaker for our January meeting is Chris Banner, a PEAVI member who edits mostly fiction and who also produces books. He will explain the editing software tools he uses: PerfectIt, StyleWriter and the Editors Toolkit (from Editorium). Chris says editing software ensures consistency in manuscripts and makes his editing faster. He will also discuss other editing software from Editorium and EditTools.


PEAVI Member Social
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.



PEAVI Meeting
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
at the Windsor Park Pavilion
2451 Windsor Road, Victoria BC, V8S 5H3

November Meeting Topic: Writing a Professional Online Profile
Speaker: Ann Hasselquist

Your professional profile is a key tool for attracting clients. Not only does your profile present your business but also your skill as an editor. Should it be friendly or formal? Should you present yourself as a generalist or as a specialist? How many testimonials should you include? Should it mention how you became an editor? What is the ideal length? And what should be your “Quote or Key Phrase” for the new PEAVI site?

This session will be led by Ann Hasselquist, a web copywriter and PEAVI member, who says that compelling web copy does the “heavy lifting” for you—catching the attention of a potential client. Bring your profile—in print or on your laptop—and she will guide you in producing the right profile for your business.

Read more about Ann at http://www.CompellingWebCopywriting.com.



PEAVI Meeting
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
at the Windsor Park Pavilion – Sports Room 1 (Located in Oak Bay)
2451 Windsor Road, Victoria BC, V8S 5H3

October Meeting Topic: Your editing business and digital technology

How can the PEAVI website’s new features help you establish a useful Internet presence? What works? What more could you do, and what more can PEAVI do?

How do editors use their digital presence? This topic invites editors to share their own experiences of how they have found work using websites, their PEAVI profile, and other means, to see how a digital presence is important.



PEAVI Meeting
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
at the Windsor Park Pavilion
2451 Windsor Road, Victoria BC, V8S 5H3

September meeting Topic: September Show and Tell

Bring an editing project (either in progress or completed, recently or not) that you would like to share with the group. Members will have a couple of minutes each to talk (no more!) about their projects, depending on the number of members present. Other members might like to know:

  • What was fun and/or inspiring about the project?
  • Were there specific editing challenges and how did you approach them?
  • What else did you learn that you would like to share with the group


PEAVI Meeting
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
at the Windsor Park Pavilion
2451 Windsor Road, Victoria BC, V8S 5H3

May Meeting Topic: Exercises for those who doth sit too much

Colin Beattie is a professional physiotherapist and has graciously offered to demonstrate how to improve sitting at one’s desk for long periods of time. Colin will speak on common injuries associated with sedentary work, prevention of said injuries and treatment options if they arise.

The Care and Prevention of Sedentary Workplace Injuries
(PowerPoint presentation by Colin Beattie, May 20, 2014 – Converted to PDF, see below.)

Colin advised that frequent breaks from sitting, along with moving and stretching, is most effective for preventing sedentary workplace injuries. The sooner a person goes for treatment once a problem arises, the easier it is to resolve the issue. Conversely, a musculoskeletal issue can become chronic and difficult to resolve when left untreated. Stretching exercises are included near the end of the presentation. Colin reminded us that each exercise should be undertaken cautiously, and should be discontinued if it causes pain.

Here’s is Colin’s presentation, used with permission:
ColinBeattie-sedentary-presentation-PEAVI-2014



PEAVI Meeting
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
at the Windsor Park Pavilion
2451 Windsor Road, Victoria BC, V8S 5H3

April Meeting Topic: Setting Rates

It’s a tricky topic: How do editors set rates for projects? One aspect of this topic is how we value our work. How can we charge enough yet not scare away clients? What is “enough”? And how do editors arrive at estimates? Is there a formula? A panel of editors discussed the issues and then opened the topic to discussion.



March – PEAVI Pub Night
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
at the James Bay Inn
270 Government Street, Victoria

March Pub Night: The Annual Editor’s Night Out at the Pub

Come and join us for some fun and laughter at our annual Editor’s Night Out at the Pub.

Stories to be shared and ghost stories of the area are encouraged. Emily Carr did live just down the road and St. Ann’s is not far away; the Songhees also lived here part of the year. Whatever your preference, join us for the lighter side of editing. At least we won’t be described this way (we hope):

The mind of a writer can be a truly terrifying thing. Isolated, neurotic, caffeine-addled, crippled by procrastination, consumed by feelings of panic, self-loathing, and soul-crushing inadequacy. And that’s on a good day.
Robert DeNiro (Academy Awards 2014, for best original screenplay)



PEAVI Meeting
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
at the Windsor Park Pavilion
2451 Windsor Road, Victoria BC, V8S 5H3

Guest Speaker: Lee McKenzie
Topic:
The Experience of Being Edited

Published author Lee McKenzie, a romance writer, editor and former PEAVI member, will speak to us about the importance of being edited, as well as what makes editing commercial fiction different from most other types of editing. Lee is currently working on her ninth novel for Harlequin.
https://www.facebook.com/lee.mckenzie.romancewriter
http://www.leemckenzie.com



PEAVI Meeting
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
at the Windsor Park Pavilion
2451 Windsor Road, Victoria BC, V8S 5H3

January meeting Topic: Social media.

Are you tired of trying to figure out social media on your own? Do you wonder about the ‘why’ of spending time building your social media skills? Learn the ‘what’ of social media (Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, …) and how your business can benefit.

  • Benefits of social media tools
  • Core functions of Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube, Google+, Pinterest, and Instagram for your business, their audience, and their importance to your marketing strategy

Presenter: PEAVI Member Rachel Peterson joined social media reluctantly, but quickly became addicted, about two years ago. She has had her own success, and fun, in growing her freelancing business, and owes a great deal to the free and low cost marketing tools called social media.

Networking: For PEAVI members, especially those who have recently joined, this meeting is an opportunity to find out not only about PEAVI’s member benefits, such as web presence, potential mentors, and professional development, but also volunteer positions within the PEAVI executive.



DecemberChristmas Social
Monday, December 9, 2013
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.



PEAVI Meeting
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
at the Windsor Park Pavilion
2451 Windsor Road, Victoria BC, V8S 5H3

November meeting Topic: Susan Doyle will discuss the changing standards of correctness in writing and editing

It’s not easy being an editor these days. As the anything-goes style of Facebook posts, texting, and online comments displaces the standard written English that most of us were raised on, the question of whose standard should prevail can leave editors wondering not just whether anyone cares but whether anyone even knows the difference.

In this presentation, Susan will bring her many years’ experience teaching editing at UVic to bear on questions of the changing standards of correctness and the problems they pose for editors. Bring your favourite issues, bugbears, and questions for what should be a provocative discussion.

http://www.uvic.ca/humanities/english/professionalwriting/faculty/SusanDoyle.php



PEAVI Meeting
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
at the Windsor Park Pavilion – Sports Room 1 (Located in Oak Bay. Upstairs, entrance on west side of building)
2451 Windsor Road, Victoria BC, V8S 5H3

October meeting topics:

  1. Co-hosting the 2016 Editors Association of Canada conference: should we or shouldn’t we? Discussion.
  2. Speed mentoring for editors: a trial run for a more organized mentoring program that PEAVI is considering. Just for this evening, we are asking people to sign up as mentors (preferably with 5 years or more of editing experience) and as mentees, with material to be reviewed by the mentors.

 



PEAVI Meeting
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
at the Windsor Park Pavilion – Sports Room 1 (NEW LOCATION in Oak Bay)
2451 Windsor Road, Victoria BC, V8S 5H3

All welcome to our September meeting

Topic: September Show and Tell – with a twist

This meeting is an opportunity to share in small groups the best and worst of your editing career (or just the last year). It’s a time for thoughtful reflection, but also for meeting your fellow editors and learning what they love to do. We look forward to learning about editors who have specialties or particular interests and who might contribute to future panel discussion about particular topics.

And to guide your thinking before the meeting begins, do consider the following:

  • What was fun and/or inspiring about the project?
  • Were there specific editing challenges and how did you approach them?
  • What else did you learn that you would like to share with the group?


PEAVI June Social
Monday, June 17, 2013
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
at the Church of Truth
111 Superior Street, Victoria BC

June Social
Appetizers, beverages and intelligent conversation.



PEAVI Meeting
Monday, May 13, 2013 (second Monday in May)
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
at the Church of Truth
111 Superior Street, Victoria BC

Guest Speaker: Cheryl Cohen
Topic: How Bright Is the Future of Editing?

Cheryl Cohen, an experienced book editor, musician-composer, and former senior editor for the Globe and Mail, talked to us about editing and the future of editing: “The traditional book publishing industry is in chaos; newspapers are in chaos; an increasing number of authors are wading into self-publishing. The world as editors knew it is changing fast, which means this might be the perfect time for editors to reinvent themselves too.” www.cherylcohen.ca



PEAVI Meeting
Monday, April 15, 2013
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
at the Intrepid Theatre Club
#2 – 1609 Blanshard Street (corner of Fisgard), Victoria BC

Speaker: Jane Mertz
Topic: Managing a Small Community’s Rather Large Project

PEAVI member Jane Mertz, a project manager and grant writer turned researcher and interviewer, talked about a her job managing the creation of new signs for the City of Duncan’s fabulous outdoor gallery of totem poles. Jane says her employers “appeared to want someone who could walk on water while spinning plates on long poles.” Jane talked about this roller coaster project that resulted in a satisfying series of interpretive signs (appearing in Duncan this month).



PEAVI Pub Night
Monday, March 18, 2013



PEAVI Meeting
Monday, February 18, 2013
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
at Intrepid Theatre Club
#2 – 1609 Blanshard Street (corner of Fisgard), Victoria BC

Speaker: Lenore Hietkamp
Topic: Manuscripts and eBooks, Word styles and “extreme” editing

This meeting’s presentation was an insider’s look at the print and eBook publication process for one major academic publisher. PEAVI and EAC member Lenore Hietkamp, editor of fiction and academic writing, showed how this publisher’s editors follow strict guidelines to shape a manuscript for simultaneous print and eBook production (many editors might call the process a bit extreme!). The presentation will also look closely at Word’s style functions, whose flexibility help retain complex endnotes and formatting in the production of an eBook.

Lenore has been an academic and fiction editor for 12 years. She has edited for UBC Press, University of Washington Press, Brepols Publishers, Pax Forlag (Norway), Danish Architectural Press, Harbour Publishing, Heritage House, TouchWood Editions, Brindle & Glass, and the Royal Ontario Museum. She also runs a small publishing company with her husband, Chris Banner. Her website is http://www.heatherfieldediting.com.



PEAVI Meeting
Monday, January 21, 2013
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
at the The Church of Truth
111 Superior Street, Victoria BC (in James Bay)

Guest Speaker: Dr. Lorna Fadden, language detective

Dr. Lorna Fadden, Assistant Professor of Linguistics at Simon Fraser University and a consultant in the field of forensic linguistics, told us about some cases she has worked on. Over the past decade, her research has focused on discourse analysis, mostly of police interviews and the methods and ethics of dealing with language evidence. She has consulted on numerous cases in Canada and the United States. She also discussed what she and her colleagues look for in their work, and how she came to be a language detective.



PEAVI Christmas Social – Monday, December 10, 2012
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

PEAVI Social: Details will be sent through the PEAVI Mailing list



PEAVI November Meeting – Monday, November 19, 2012
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
at the Intrepid Theatre Club
#2 – 1609 Blanshard Street (corner of Fisgard), Victoria BC

Topic: Roundtable discussion

Stories about editing. We all have them. Some are good, some are bad.

Come and share your story and help us use your experiences to generate a list of tips for other editors.

• What to do and what not to do
• How to deal with “difficult” clients
• Coping with surprises
• How much to charge
• Clients who don’t pay on time (or at all)
• Clients who think you work 24/7
• Figuring out what your client really wants (e.g., “just do a light proofread”)
• When to pass on a job

We’d also like to briefly discuss:
• Mentoring
• Making presentations/being a guest speaker
• Socializing/networking
• Professional development
• Useful editing resources

What’s your story?

 


PEAVI Workshop – Saturday, October 20, 2012

Workshop information:
Advanced Proofreading with Ruth Wilson



PEAVI October Meeting – Monday, October 15, 2012
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
at the Intrepid Theatre Club
#2 – 1609 Blanshard Street (corner of Fisgard), Victoria BC

Topic: The Writing and Editing Program currently under development at the University of Victoria

Elizabeth Grove-White, Associate Professor and Professional Writing Adviser at UVic, will speak about the writing and editing program she is currently developing for graduate students at UVic. There will be a Q&A session and discussion after the presentation. Elizabeth is interested in receiving feedback about the program, and would like to discuss the future of writing and editing on the Island with PEAVI members.



PEAVI September Meeting – Monday, September 17, 2012
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
at the Intrepid Theatre Club
#2 – 1609 Blanshard Street (corner of Fisgard), Victoria BC

Topic: September Show and Tell
Bring an editing project (either in progress or completed, recently or not) that you would like to share with the group. Members will have a couple of minutes each to talk about their projects, depending on the number of members present.

Members might like to know:

  • What was fun and/or inspiring about the project?
  • Were there specific editing challenges and how did you approach them?
  • What else did you learn that you would like to share with the group?

 



PEAVI May Meeting – Monday, May 21, 2012
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
at the Intrepid Theatre Club
#2 – 1609 Blanshard Street (corner of Fisgard), Victoria BC

Topic: Academic editing

What does it mean to be an academic editor? Among colleagues who do the same type of work, do we have different parameters? Should PEAVI establish norms or guidelines for such work? Should we present ourselves as a group or as individuals to organizations looking for editors? Join us for what should be an interesting discussion.



PEAVI April Meeting – Monday, April 16, 2012
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
at the Intrepid Theatre Club
#2 – 1609 Blanshard Street (corner of Fisgard), Victoria BC

Topic: Rates and ranges of service

PEAVI members set their own rates, as do editors all over the world, and provide a wide variety of services. This is a call for members to bring queries, guidelines and stories of their experiences for a roundtable discussion on rates and range of services. This public page on the Editors Association of Canada site can be a jumping off point: http://www.editors.ca/content/what-do-editors-charge



PEAVI March Meeting – Monday, March 19, 2012

Pub Night at the Bard & Banker (on Government and Fort)
Starts at 5:30 pm — Half-price appies until 6 pm



PEAVI February Meeting – Monday, February 20, 2012
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
at the Intrepid Theatre Club
#2 – 1609 Blanshard Street (corner of Fisgard), Victoria BC

Topic: Networking, etc.
At this month’s meeting, we networked with other PEAVI members and discussed the web and social media. We did not discuss eBooks as planned. Members were encouraged to get more involved with PEAVI by volunteering a little bit of their time to complete specific tasks or by joining the Executive.



PEAVI Seminar – Saturday, January 28, 2012

Seminar information:
Writing and Editing for the Web



PEAVI January Meeting – Monday, January 16, 2012
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
at the Intrepid Theatre Club
#2 – 1609 Blanshard Street, Victoria BC

Topic: Editors and eBooks
Why have eBooks become important? Is knowing how to make an eBook of value to an editor? What are the limitations of eBooks?

To kick off this open discussion, publisher, editor, and writer Chris Banner will present a brief background on the field of eBook publishing. PEAVI members together have a diverse body of knowledge about the fast-changing field of eBook creation and distribution, so come prepared to ask questions and offer your own experiences.



PEAVI November Meeting – Monday, November 21, 2011
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
at the Intrepid Theatre Club
#2 – 1609 Blanshard Street, Victoria BC

Topic: The UVic Writing Centre
Guest speaker Laurie Waye, Manager at the UVic Writing Centre, will tell us about her work at the Centre. Laurie will talk about recent changes at the Centre as they relate to the role of editors, including how the Centre is promoting professional editors to students (tutor, coach and editor roles).

The Writing Centre: “We offer one-on-one tutoring, Writing Rooms, and workshops to help students become more effective and efficient writers.” Visit the website: http://ltc.uvic.ca/servicesprograms/twc.php

Come and join the conversation.



PEAVI October Meeting – Monday, October 17, 2011
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
at the Intrepid Theatre Club
#2 – 1609 Blanshard Street, Victoria BC

Roundtable Discussion: What is the editor’s role?
Do you have a single clear idea of your role as an editor? Have you ever had to rethink this role? Have you launched into a job only to find the work exceeds what you thought was originally expected of you? Is an editor a coach or fix-it person? Please bring a story to contribute to a roundtable discussion about questions like these. How much we all learn will depend on each of us sharing our wisdom and experience — we look forward to a fruitful conversation!



PEAVI September Meeting – Monday, September 26, 2011
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Intrepid Theatre
#2 – 1609 Blanshard Street (corner of Fisgard), Victoria BC

Show and Tell
Join us for our first meeting of the 2011/12 PEAVI season. It’s Show and Tell time! Come and meet with some of the editors in our association and find out what they have been working on. This will be an informal meeting and non-members are welcome. Refreshments will be provided.


There are no PEAVI meetings held during July and August.



PEAVI Summer Social – June 2011 (Wednesday, June 22, 2011)
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
6:00 p.m.

PEAVI Annual Summer Social
PEAVI members and their guests are invited to attend our annual June social.

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