Clear and Concise: Guidelines for Style (one day)
Clear, concise style is the backbone of strong writing. It’s also the product of lots of cold, hard revision. This workshop presents a variety of stylistic techniques to help language do its job. We’ll look at how to boost flow, eliminate sloppy shifts and inconsistencies, link ideas using parallelism and subordination, tighten sentences, and trim wordiness. Through discussion, examples, and exercises, we’ll examine surefire methods for polishing any type of document.
Frances Peck, BA, MA, is a writer and Certified Professional Editor (Hon.) who works on material ranging from manuals and websites to technical documents and reports. Most of her clients are in the government, corporate, non-profit and association sectors. She has taught at the University of Ottawa, Simon Fraser University and Douglas College, and gives editing and writing workshops across Canada. Frances prepared the Canadian edition of The St. Martin's Workbook, co-authored the HyperGrammar website and wrote Peck's English Pointers, an e-book published by Canada's Translation Bureau. She is a longtime member of Editors Canada and a partner with West Coast Editorial Associates.
Frances has worked with many of the Translation & Interpretation Associations across Canada (ATINS, ATIO, ATIS and CTINB)