Last chance to register for Editors 24: Present Progressive!

Canada’s largest editing conference is only 11 days away! Secure your spot before tickets sell out. 

The conference will take place in Vancouver, BC, from June 21 to 23, 2024, at Simon Fraser University’s Harbour Centre. We’d love to see you there and don’t want you to miss out, so here are 10 reasons you should buy your ticket NOW.

10 reasons to attend Editors 24: Present Progressive

1. You’ll connect with the industry’s finest, all in one place

Network with editors, writers, communication professionals and small business owners from a wide range of fields. You especially won’t want to miss our famous speed mentoring event, which is returning for another exciting round this year. Mid-career editors looking for experienced professional insight should take full advantage of the wealth of knowledge available over the conference’s two mentoring sessions. 

2. You’ll get the scoop on the latest developments, tips and tricks from our lineup of fascinating sessions

We’ve curated a lineup of cutting-edge sessions meant to enhance your editing career in 2024. The conference sessions will explore a wide range of topics including: 

  • Content Marketing: How to Develop, Craft and Circulate High-Value Content Without Using Social Media, led by Letitia Henville. This session will explore how you can grow your business without over investing in social media platforms.
  • Switching Style SheetsSome Suggestions to Help You Stay Sane When Switching Style Guides, led by Amber Riaz. This session explores the different Englishes freelance editors often work with and provides suggestions for keeping track of the many variances. 
  • Accommodating Yourself and Others, led by Zanne Klingenberg. Attendees will learn new strategies for accommodating our neurodivergent selves, coworkers and clients.
  • Accepting AI: Leveraging ChatGPT to Become a Better Editor, led by Mudita S. This session will sharpen editors’ AI skills. 

Visit the conference website to see more of our innovative session topics.

We’ve also put together a series of reels to give you a better look into our programming. Visit our YouTube shorts channel for more sneak peeks into this year’s sessions.  


3. Our Conference Buddies program will help you meet, mingle and make lasting connections 

Are you attending your first Editors Canada conference? Are you a new member who wants to meet others? Are you attending alone? Sign up for Conference Buddies! Select the “Conference Buddies” option at registration and we’ll put you in a group that meets at the beginning of the day, at breaks and lunches and at social events–timing and frequency are up to the group. Conference Buddies ensures that you will have a group of colleagues to connect with about the sessions, the shared challenges of being an editor or just how great the snacks are.


4. Vancouver’s summer weekends alone are worth the ticket

Our conference is in the heart of Vancouver this year, so you can hone your editing skills during the day and take advantage of everything the city has to offer in the evening. You can summit Grouse Mountain at dawn and walk the Stanley Park seawall at dusk. Relax after your speed mentoring session over a drink at one of the wildly numerous local breweries, or take a verdant stroll in one of Vancouver’s beautiful, historic gardens. Pack your evenings with dinners at incredible restaurants or with shows at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre. See if your favourite band is playing a gig in Vancouver while you’re at it! This is also a great chance to write off that west coast vacation as a business expense (kidding).

5. Celebrate your colleagues’ hard work at the Editors Canada awards banquet

This conference is an opportunity to show our colleagues that we appreciate how hard they work. Our awards banquet makes that recognition palpable and is one of the highlights of the weekend. Join us on the evening of Saturday, June 22, for a wonderful dinner in a fun and relaxing setting. Banquet tickets cost $80 each and availability is limited. Don’t miss out! Reserve your space today.


6. Contribute your expertise to industry discussions

There are countless opportunities at the conference to make your voice heard. Do you have insights about a certain trend or development in editing? Is there a problem you’ve been running into time after time? Do you want to see change in the way your industry approaches certain topics? There is no better place to hear feedback on your ideas and brainstorm about common issues. We editors are stronger together and your ideas are valuable. The best place to get them outside of your head is at Editors 24!

You can also catch Iva Cheung‘s guided discussion, Advocating for Editing, where you can explore how we can establish a presence in policy making to raise awareness of the benefits and necessity of editing as a tool of democracy, history and accessibility. 


7. Check out the vendor fair and new Editors Canada merch 

Our curated list of vendors has everything you could possibly want or need: books (of course), clothing (as well as some excellent Editors 24 merch), decor, art, paper, pens, jewelry and accessories, skincare, crafts, puzzles, games, and food, food, food. Whether you’re looking for a souvenir, a piece of Vancouver fashion, or maybe just a sweet treat, we’ve got you covered. 


8. Join us for all of our socials…and there are many!

subTerrain X Editors Canada Early-Career Networking Session

If you’re an early-career editor, it can be hard to take that first step and put yourself out there. Join us as we build community and explore the possibilities of smaller, grassroots companies and the writers, artists and publishing professionals who make them happen. 

Greystone Books X Editors Canada Book Editors Reception

Book editors, both established and aspiring, are invited to join Greystone Books for a casual reception. There will be drinks, snacks and mingling with fellow book editors in an office full of books!

The Official Editors Canada Conference Reception 

Our conference reception is the ultimate opportunity to mingle, network and take on some trivia with your editing peers! Appetizers and a drink will be available to all attendees.

Sneak Peek: Editors British Columbia is planning some festivities

Every year, the Editors Canada branch or twig nearest to the conference plans some accompanying events during the day on Friday, June 21. Stay tuned for more on Editors BC’s activities for this year’s conference! 

For more information about our social events, including RSVP information, please visit our conference website


9. Attending Editors 24 shows your employer you’re serious about your craft

If you’re a full-time editor, it can be tough to come up with new ways to show your employer that you’re dedicated to your professional development. But we’ve made it easy for you with our email template that outlines the benefits of attending this skill-building conference. Fill it out and send it to your employer. We can’t wait to help build your career with new information and skills.


10. Stay on top of the newest trends and conversations in the editing world

From AI in editing to ethics and inclusion to an update on the progress of a new Canadian dictionary, Editors 24 sessions will keep you informed and fascinated. Their topics go beyond editing book texts to academic writing, picture books and even puzzles. The sessions focus on the objects of our education and work, but also focus on ourselves. They investigate our biases, reveal blind spots and offer solutions that make us more aware, more precise, more conscientious editors. With the breadth of knowledge on offer this year, this is a conference you don’t want to miss. 

Come for the knowledge, but stay for the connections. We can’t wait to see you there!

Sponsor Editors 24

Interested in reaching editors, writers, communication professionals and small business owners? There are plenty of sponsorship and advertising opportunities at Editors 24. Please send an email to sponsorship@editors.ca for more information.


Editors 24 Safety Statement

Editors 24: Present Progressive is an in-person conference that follows local health and safety guidelines. Editors Canada is focused on hosting a safe and healthy conference and is adhering to all provincial health mandates, as well as providing sanitation stations outside of session halls and at group events. We will have hand sanitizer and masks for attendees. 

Do you have any questions? 

For any questions, please reach out info@editors.ca


Thank you to our generous sponsors!

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Greystone books logo with two birds and the text "Greystone Kids".
Brick Magazine logo.
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West Coast Editorial Associates Editing Writing and Training.
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