EAC: National e-news update, April 18, 2013

News, events, tips and updates for members of the Editors’ Association of Canada

In this issue:

1. CONFERENCE 2013: C’mon down east!
2. TWIGS: KWG update
3. DONATIONS: Small gifts add up
4. MEMBER NEWS: A round of applause!
5. MEMBER COMMUNICATION: 2011 membership survey update

1. CONFERENCE 2013: C’mon down east!

Editors’ Association of Canada Conference 2013

Theme:Between the Lines/Entre les lignes
Dates:June 7–9, 2013
Location:Lord Nelson Hotel, Halifax
Registration:Register now!

Register today for EAC Conference 2013—Between the Lines, and take advantage of discounted rates for members. But hurry! Registration closes on May 24. Non-members are welcome, so encourage fellow wordsmiths to join us in Halifax from June 7 to 9 for the first EAC conference east of the St. Lawrence!

Invest in yourself with three days of professional development. Choose from pre-conference workshops about plain language, Antidote 8 and more. Our special panel sessions have been selected to showcase Nova Scotia’s rich cultural diversity and history. Check the website often for more details on all the sessions and speakers.

Don’t forget to register for conference buddies and the awards banquet, and be sure to take advantage of the full Halifax experience.

Come for the lobster, stay for the conference! Big Blue and the conference committee look forward to showing you the best of what the east coast has to offer!

2. TWIGS: KWG update

The Kitchener-Waterloo-Guelph twig (KWG) closed out the winter/spring term with another successful seminar, Elizabeth d’Anjou’s Smooth Sailing. Afterward, attendees and other members joined Elizabeth for a delicious and entertaining dinner. KWG looks forward to offering its members more great professional development opportunities in the fall term.

The twig has also been running some terrific meetings, including the recent “Bring a Buddy” social event. At its annual general meeting in May, KWG members will elect a new twig coordinator, and events will break for the summer after the year-end Garden Party and newly added plant swap in June (details to come; see the KWG website for more information).

Wondering what’s happening in your neck of the woods? Visit your branch or twig page to find out about events in your area.

3. DONATIONS: Small gifts add up

In the past two years, EAC members have contributed more than $6,000 toward the Tom Fairley Award for Editorial Excellence, the Claudette Upton Scholarship and the general EAC fund. These donations are usually made in small amounts ($10 to $20) during membership renewal. EAC does not rely on government funding so we thank all members for continuing to support the association and the work it does with their membership fees. We also thank those of you who make small donations throughout the year. As you can see, small gifts really add up!

4. MEMBER NEWS: A round of applause!

The Prairies Provinces branch of the Editor’s Association of Canada is hosting the Words in 3 Dimensions conference in partnership with the Get Publishing Communications Society and the Writers Guild of Alberta. Many EAC members will be presenters at the conference, which takes place May 24–26, at the Robbins Health Learning Centre, MacEwan University in Edmonton.

QAC branch member Claire Wilkshire’s début novel, Maxine, was released in March by Breakwater Books. Claire, an editor, translator, teacher and writer in St. John’s, invites all to attend the book launch at The Company House in Halifax on June 6 at 6:30 p.m.

Do you have a recent achievement? Let EAC help tell the world about it on EAC’s Member News page. If you have member news to share, contact the member news coordinator, Kerri Niblett.

5. MEMBER COMMUNICATION: 2011 membership survey update

Many of you may be wondering what’s happening with the last membership survey you completed. After much data sorting (thanks to excellent volunteers), data crunching and writing, EAC’s member communication committee is just a few short steps away from posting a 2011 Membership Survey Highlights Report on the website. Thanks also go to the national executive council for its review and helpful feedback on the draft report.

Susan Chambers
Chair, Member Communication Committee

The EAC national e-news update is produced on behalf of the national executive council by the national office.

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