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Getting the Message Across: Clear Writing Tips
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Getting the Message Across: Clear Writing Tips

with Frances Peck

Reports, policies, briefings, emails, and other informational documents have a simple goal: to deliver a message quickly and clearly to a target audience. But too often that message gets buried by weak organization, unnecessary detail, abstract language, unhelpful layout, and other barriers to readability.

This workshop will show you how to create and edit documents that meet readers’ needs and get the message across every time. Topics include

  • writing faster and better: a four-step process
  • understanding what your readers want (and don’t want)
  • organizing information to meet readers’ needs
  • highlighting your key messages
  • using layout to boost readability
  • making your ideas flow
  • eliminating wordiness, abstractions, and jargon
  • revising and proofreading your work

The workshop includes individual and group exercises to help you apply what you learn. You’ll also receive a list of recommended resources.

Frances Peck, a partner with West Coast Editorial Associates, is a writer and Certified Professional Editor (Hon.) who specializes in editing and rewriting for clarity. She has taught for the University of Ottawa, Douglas College, SFU, UBC, Editors Canada, and many public and private sector organizations. Frances wrote Peck’s English Pointers , a free collection of articles and quizzes available on the Language Portal of Canada, and is a co-author of the HyperGrammar website.

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Date & Time: Feb 23, 2019 10:00 AM to
Feb 23, 2019 05:00 PM
[America/Vancouver UTC -8]

 

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Location: BCIT Downtown Campus
Room 476
555 Seymour Street
Vancouver B.C.
Canada
 

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Registration Closes: Feb 21, 2019 11:59 AM

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EAC-BC Branch Coordinator
bccoordinator@editors.ca
 Registration Fees
Editors Canada member Price
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$165.00
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Non-member Price
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$230.00
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$100.00
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