Usage Traps and Myths Workshop – Editors Calgary

Event Date: 5th April 2019

Time: 9:00AM to 12PM MST
Location: Tom Beck Boardroom Kahanoff Centre, Nature Conservancy of Canada 890-105 12 Street SE (map)

Workshop details

When was impact accepted as a verb? Why are prevent and avoid so often confused? Is it okay to verbify? This half-day workshop examines these and other usage questions and problems affecting today’s speech, journalism, and other writing. We’ll also cover the top five usage myths, discuss the best resources for clearing up usage questions, and—of course—practise.

Presenter details

Editor-writer Frances Peck, CPE (Hon.), has worked with words for nearly three decades. She prepared the Canadian edition of The St. Martin’s Workbook, a grammar exercise book; co-authored the HyperGrammar website; and wrote Peck’s English Pointers, a free collection of articles and quizzes available on the Language Portal of Canada. Frances lives in Vancouver, where she’s a partner with West Coast Editorial Associates and teaches at Douglas College and the University of British Columbia.

Registration and fees

Editors Canada members: $80
Student affiliates: $60
Members of STC, CAFÉ, Alberta Magazines Association: $80
Non-members: $100

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