FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Toronto, July 17, 2015—Editors Canada has announced that Calgary-based editor Christine Beevis Trickett is the recipient of the 2015 Lee d’Anjou Volunteer of the Year Award.
Beevis Trickett has been a member and active volunteer of Editors Canada for almost 15 years. She was a founding member of the association’s Nova Scotia twig, where she served as twig and professional development coordinator. She was also a key member of the team that organized the association’s first conference in Atlantic Canada (Halifax, 2013), coordinating social media for the event while preparing for her own move to western Canada. Once in Calgary, she put her organizational skills and creative energy to use once again, this time to connect with local editors. The result was the founding of the association’s first twig in the western provinces. She now serves as the Calgary twig’s co-coordinator and was named association Volunteer of the Month in April 2015.
Beevis Trickett was surprised and humbled to have been selected for the Lee d’Anjou Volunteer of the Year Award. “Editors Canada has been a part of my life for more than a decade and in three provinces now,” she says. “I can truly say that it is an honour to have been nominated by my peers from across the country.”
Members who nominated Beevis Trickett cited the fact that she met not just some, but all of the suggested requirements for the honour: she performed volunteer services over many years, took the initiative to identify and solve a critical problem or meet a need within Editors Canada, organized an activity that has a profound impact on the association, and inspired others to participate more fully within the association.
“It is often said that the association is what you make of it, and I have found that to be absolutely true in my many years as a member,” says Beevis Trickett.
When she isn’t giving her energy and enthusiasm to Editors Canada, Beevis Trickett is manager of editorial services for the Nature Conservancy of Canada. It’s a role that unites her passion for the environment with her lifelong interest in using words to share stories about nature. She is responsible for website and blog content, helps with website redesign, edits and proofreads newsletters, and produces reports and articles, among many other tasks. She considers herself fortunate to work for an organization that does meaningful work.
Established in 2010, the Editors Canada President’s Award for Volunteer Service recognizes outstanding service to the organization by member volunteers. From among the nominations received for the President’s Award, one nominee is selected to receive the Lee d’Anjou Volunteer of the Year Award. Recipients of the 2015 President’s Award for Volunteer Service are as follows.
Benoit Arsenault (Quebec, QC)
Stacey Atkinson (Ottawa, ON)
Heather Ebbs (Carleton Place, ON)
Marsha Fine (Gatineau, QC)
Jennifer Glossop (Toronto, ON)
Christine Hastie (St-Bruno, QC)
Breanne MacDonald (Mississauga, ON)
Patricia MacDonald (Howie Centre, NS)
Dani Pacey (North York, ON)
Alexandra Peace (Canning, NS)
Jean Rath (Ottawa, ON)
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About Editors Canada
Lee d’Anjou is a founding member of the Freelance Editors’ Association of Canada and remains a guiding force in the association now known as Editors Canada. She is a champion of professional standards of editing, a pioneer of the association’s certification program and one of the association’s most recognized and outstanding volunteers.
Additional information about the Editors Canada President’s Award for Volunteer Service and the Lee d’Anjou Volunteer of the Year Award can be found online.
Editors Canada began in 1979 as the Freelance Editors’ Association of Canada to promote and maintain high standards of editing. In 1994, the word “Freelance” was dropped to reflect the association’s expanding focus to serve both freelance and in-house editors. Now known as Editors Canada, it is Canada’s only national editorial association. It is the hub for 1,500 members and affiliates, both salaried and freelance, who work in the corporate, technical, government, not-for-profit and publishing sectors. The association’s professional development programs and services include professional certification, an annual conference, seminars, guidelines for fair pay and working conditions, and networking with other associations. Editors Canada has six regional branches: British Columbia; Prairie Provinces (currently on hiatus); Saskatchewan; Toronto; National Capital Region; and Quebec/Atlantic Canada, as well as smaller branches (called twigs) in Calgary, Alberta; Kitchener-Waterloo-Guelph, Ontario; Hamilton/Halton, Ontario; Kingston, Ontario; Nova Scotia; and Newfoundland and Labrador.
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