|Editors Calgary: Usage Traps and Myths|
Join Editors Calgary for a Workshop on Usage Traps and Myths, April 5, 2019
When: April 5, 2019, 9 a.m. - noon
About the Workshop
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.
About the Instructor
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.
Editors Canada members: $80
Registration deadline: March 29
Registration is now closed.