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Upcoming Events and Publications

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BooknetCanada: Proceed with Intent Bring Order to Your Accessible Workflow. This is a post I wrote in support of my upcoming speaking engagement at ebookcraft in March 2018 in Toronto. 

InDesign Magazine: I wrote the cover story for the December 2017 issue. Topic: Building Accessible EPUBs with InDesign. Click here for more information and to subscribe.

March 21-22, 2018, ebookcraft: I'm happy to say that I'll be back at ebookcraft, leading a session on accessibility and InDesign:  http://techforum.booknetcanada.ca/speakers/

Editors Canada: I'll be conducting a webinar over 4 days in July 2018, discussing the editor's place in ebook development. I'll focus on how editors can add value to ebook editions, and how they can rethink processes and collaborate with design and production colleagues. http://www.editors.ca/professional-development/train-online-editors-canada

The Editorial Freelancers Association: I'll be conducting 3 webinars for the EFA in 2018. The first will be a 4-session introduction to ebooks (beginning January 10, 2018); the next is one session on accessible ebooks (April 25); and the third will include 4 sessions showing editors how to diversify their skillsets by including accessibility and general ebook knowledge (beginning Sept 5).  https://www.the-efa.org/product/all-about-e-books-webinar-series-jan-10-17-24-31/

InDesign Magazine: I've written another article for InDesign Magazine, in the June 2018, this time on getting clean, useful CSS using InDesign's style sheets. Click here for more information and to subscribe.

ebookcraft and TechForum 2018: Toronto, March 22

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After enjoying myself tremendously speaking at ebookcraft earlier this year, I'm happy to say that I'll be back next year. Aside from my talk, Simply Accessible, all about the straightforward path from InDesign to accessible EPUB, I can't wait to hear from industry experts. Follow this link to see the lineup for ebookcraft and TechForum 2018. 

http://mailchi.mp/booknetcanada.ca/bnc-enews-literary-awards-extravaganza-2615317?e=3a6eeed2dc

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Conferences, speaking, and training

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This is a busy time at BNGO. We've just begun an interactive ebook project for the Park Avenue Armory and we are pleased to be active in outreach to the publishing community.

I was excited to be asked to speak at the InDesign Conference 2014 in Seattle this past October (http://indesignconference.com/). It was a whirlwind: filling in for a late cancellation, I quickly prepped my portions of a day-long session on ebooks and InDesign. I presented alongside Anne-Marie Concepción, co-organizer of the conference, and Chad Chelius, InDesign trainer extraordinaire. The hall at Adobe headquarters was full of design pros with varying degrees of ePUB knowledge. Lots of ideas were exchanged and many questions were asked — and most were answered, I hope! Many thanks to Anne-Marie and David Blatner for inviting me.

 

I am now prepping a 4-hour webinar to be presented to the EFA — the Editorial Freelancers Association — on ebooks for editors. The syllabus is still taking shape, but topics will include types of ebooks, devices and apps, how to proofread an ebook, and how to include planning for digital editions at acquisition. We’re currently canvassing the membership as to what topics they’d like to hear about, so we’ll be presenting timely and needed information.

When: tentatively set for consecutive Wednesdays in January

Open to: EFA members and non-members

More info: http://www.the-efa.org/eve/education.php

 

On January 27, I will be speaking to the American Book Producers Association (ABPA) on ebooks. This will be a presentation to and conversation with ABPA members and guests on how ebooks are made, what book producers need to know about the process, and how to plan for digital editions from the very beginning of a project.

When: January 27, 2015, 12:30-2:00 PM

Where: In Good Company, 16 West 23rd Street, 4th Floor, NYC

Cost: free for ABPA members; $20 for guests

More info: http://www.abpaonline.org/event-626640