Book Review: “Elements of Indigenous Style: A Guide for Writing By and About Indigenous Peoples”

It feels appropriate that my first post for the TEC [The Editing Company] blog is a review of a style guide. In the two months since I’ve started working at TEC, I’ve spent plenty of time looking through guides like the APA Publication Manual and the massive Chicago Manual of Read more…


Moving Forward: SFU’s Certificate in Indigenous Publishing

In 2012, the lack of Indigenous representation in publishing associations, on prize juries, and particularly on the lists of Canadian publishers was becoming glaringly obvious. There is a strong Indigenous literary presence in Canada that is expected to continue growing. Currently, most Indigenous works are being edited and published by Read more…


Important Reading for Working with Indigenous Stories

Several books have been published about working with Indigenous stories. This list of four recent books is only a starting point in your education. Greg Younging. Elements of Indigenous Style: A Guide for Writing By and About Indigenous Peoples. 2018; Edmonton, AB: Brush Education Inc. Elements is quickly becoming a Read more…


Tech Talk: Editing Technology

Nobody’s perfect, but smart use of technology can get us pretty close. There are a number of resources out there that can make your editing life easier and reduce your error rate. Paid Products There are three main paid software packages specifically for editors. (I’m ignoring general-use software like Grammarly Read more…


Parlons technologie : outils de révision

La perfection n’existe pas, mais on peut la côtoyer de près grâce à une utilisation judicieuse des technologies. Il existe plusieurs ressources qui peuvent faciliter votre vie de réviseur(e) et réduire les risques d’erreur. Outils payants Il existe trois principaux logiciels payants conçus spécialement pour les réviseurs. (Je fais fi Read more…


Editorial

Welcome to the Winter 2018 edition of Active Voice! In our 2017 reader survey, many members asked for more issues per year of the national magazine, so in 2018 we will publish three issues: Winter (digital only), Spring (digital only) and Fall (print and digital).* We hope you enjoy this Read more…


Éditorial

Bienvenue dans ce numéro de l’hiver 2018 de Voix active! Lors de notre sondage de 2017 auprès des membres, plusieurs nous ont demandé d’augmenter le nombre de parutions de notre revue nationale. Alors, cette année, nous publierons trois numéros : le premier en hiver (numérique seulement), le deuxième au printemps (numérique Read more…


Editing in the Tropics: Be Careful What You Wish For

Playa Carrizalillo, one of our favourite beaches in Puerto Escondido (photo by Arlene Prunkl)

One of my biggest career dreams had always been to edit book manuscripts on a beach beneath sunny, tropical skies, palm trees, and palapas. In January 2014, I had the opportunity to do just that when I went on a six-week tropical getaway to southern Mexico with my husband. He’s Read more…


On the Road Again: An Interview with Rachel Stuckey

Rachel Stuckey's workspace at Punspace Wiang Kaew co-working space, Chiang Mai, Thailand, January 2018

AV caught up with editor and world traveller Rachel Stuckey, aka the Nomadic Editor, in Thailand recently for a quick interview. Rachel’s path to editing on the move is fun and inspiring—and may get you thinking about how you can work while travelling (or travel while working), even for short Read more…


Se promener à Saskatoon

River Landing (Crédit photo : Tourism Saskatoon/CONCEPTS Photography & Design)

Saskatoon est caractérisée par la rivière Saskatchewan Sud qui la traverse. Cette rivière est un point de rendez-vous pour les citadins et la faune. Un chemin de passage pour les animaux et un terrain de jeux pour les gens, c’est la meilleure façon d’explorer la ville hôte du congrès annuel Read more…