Journal: News & Comment

Sunday, March 09, 2003
# 10:50:00 AM:

What editors do

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A couple of days ago, Nancy Pollak, one of the instructors of "What Editors Do" (warning: the link opens a new window) -- an editing course at Simon Fraser University's Writing and Publishing Program -- asked me to speak to her class at the end of April.

Editing is a career that requires no formal training -- I have none in it, specifically -- but it is good that some exists for those who want to learn that way. And while the Editors' Association of Canada is working on a certification process, it will be based on tests of ability, not any formal diplomas or degrees.

My progress on the EAC's annual conference site has been slow, in part because it's taking time for the conference committee to get all the complex materials together, and in part because I've never worked on a bilingual site before. Even though others are doing the vast bulk of the translation, suddenly my très pauvre high-school French has become rather necessary.


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