Monday, January 27, 2020
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
at Salvation Army Victoria Citadel
4030 Douglas Street, Victoria, B.C.
(Christmas Hill area, just off McKenzie Avenue at Pat Bay/Hwy 17 overpass)
Topic: Whose Grammar? The Copy Editor’s Dilemma with Susan Doyle
It’s not easy being an editor these days. As the anything-goes style of Twitter, Instagram, and online comments displaces the standard written English that many of us were taught, 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 as an editor and teacher of copy-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.
Guests are welcome. Please register to attend this meeting: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/B36DLZR
There will be coffee, tea, and goodies. Bring your own cup if you can.
We look forward to seeing you there!
January 27 – Regular Meeting
February – TBD
March – Pub night
April – Professional Development Workshop
May – TBD
June – wrap-up party