Writing Success

GPPS - Writing SuccessSession Descriptions

Eight-Step Editing: For Graduate Students & Postdocs

Eight-Step Editing provides participants with a practical and versatile “toolkit” to help improve the texts they write and/or edit. The techniques can be applied to a wide range of informational documents, including reports, memos, summaries, proposals, observations, analyses, instructions, web content, and more. Using a step-by-step process, the program identifies the most common factors in writing that become obstacles for readers. It not only helps you recognize the problems, it shows you quick and simple techniques for fixing them.

Eight-Step Editing combines theory with practice. Participants gain an understanding of the principles underlying each of the eight steps, and then apply those principles in exercises. Some of the exercises will be generic, on the assumption that if participants can apply a learning to other people’s writing, they can also apply it to their own. Other exercises could be taken directly from materials provided by the client.

Elizabeth d'Anjou (presenter) has over 20 years of experience as a freelance editor with a diverse clientèle, including textbook publishers, government ministries and nonprofit agencies. Her particular strengths include careful copy editing, translating jargon into accessible prose, and adjusting language level, including plain-language editing and consulting. A third-generation editor, she teaches copy editing for Ryerson University’s Publishing Programme and developed its new online grammar course. She is is in demand as a presenter of communications workshops for corporate, government and nonprofit clients as well as for the Editors’ Association of Canada.

Host: Faculty of Graduate Studies
Dates: Fall 2017

Registration information coming soon.

Writing Winning Proposals for Postdocs

Learn the secret of writing a compelling proposal that wins, whether that proposal is for funding for research or for a project outside the academic sphere. Proposal writing skills are highly applicable and necessary to a broad range of careers, and may be incorporated as a point of emphasis on either an academic CV or a non-academic résumé. This interactive workshop will get into the nuts and bolts of the main proposal types determined by  participants' interests: the research funding proposal, and the non-academic project proposal.

Host: Faculty of Graduate Studies
Register: Coming Soon
Date: Winter 2018
Location: TBA