Join us for wine and cheese on November 15!

As the days get colder, what could be more enticing than spending a cozy evening with friends? Especially friends who love language, wine and cheese?

If this sounds like your idea of fun, then join us on November 15 for Editors Ottawa—Gatineau’s annual wine and cheese social. Our guest this year is Rod Phillips—a wine writer, wine historian, and wine judge who writes a regular column for the Ottawa Citizen.

Write down your top three favourite wines, and we’ll swap and collect them to build a list of editors’ recommendations! RSVP by November 10 to ottawa-gatineau@editors.ca.

When: Wednesday, November 15, 6:00 p.m.

Where: Capital Hill Hotel & Suites, 88 Albert Street, Ottawa

Cost: Tickets are $20 for members and non-members for sale at the door for cash only. Please also consider bringing a non-perishable, nutritious food donation for the Ottawa Food Bank.

Editors Ottawa–Gatineau Annual Wine and Cheese Party

You are invited to a party! Editors of Ottawa–Gatineau, enjoy the company of like-minded people, those who care about commas and em dashes as much as you do!

Join our wine-and-cheese shindig on Wednesday, November 18, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Good Companions Seniors Centre, 670 Albert St. (at Empress Ave.)

There will be a Christmas trivia contest with prizes too!

There will be a $10 fee for Editors Canada members and non-members. Good Companions in on the Transitway and there is free parking behind the building. The building entrance is on Empress Avenue.

Please RSVP if you are attending to ottawa-gatineau@editors.ca by November 13.

Meet the Instructor – Plain Language: Building Results

Graham Young

Graham Young is an independent writer, trainer and communications consultant with more than 30 years’ experience helping business and government clients communicate at work. It is not an understatement to say that he can compose anything. He writes web content, annual reports, brochures, promotional flyers, data sheets, case studies, white papers, sales letters, advertorials, magazine and newsletter articles, news releases and speeches. Since 2000, he has conducted more than 500 writing and presentation-skills seminars and taught some 6,000 participants from the public, private, and non-profit sectors how to write and speak effectively.

The most powerful language is also the simplest. When each word has a clear meaning and purpose, readers can move easily through a text and focus on its message. Unfortunately, much writing today is needlessly bureaucratic and difficult to read. The challenges include poor organization, wordiness, jargon and poor page design. Plain Language: Building Results will help you overcome these pitfalls and create documents that say what they mean—efficiently. Throughout the day, individual and group exercises will give you a chance to apply plain language to real-life passages. Whether you’re a seasoned editor looking to affirm your approach or a newcomer eager to jumpstart your career, Plain Language: Building Results will help you achieve your writing goals.

To sign up, go to https://www.gifttool.com/registrar/ShowEventDetails?ID=29&EID=20352. Registration closes on October 23, 2015.