EAC: National e-news update, March 11, 2011

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

Dear member,

We started the new year with a list of achievable goals to help you make the most of your membership in 2011. In this issue of the e-news update, we take a closer look at getting noticed to get results.

In this issue:

1. CONFERENCE 2011: Registration now open for Editing in the Age of e-Everything
2. GET INVOLVED: Volunteering builds your resumé
3. PROMOTE YOURSELF: EAC speakers list launched
4. PLAIN 2011: Make a splash on an international stage
5. GET CERTIFIED: Join the ranks of EAC-certified editors
6. MEMBER NEWS: Tell us about your achievements
7. NEW PARTNERSHIPS: Affiliations, memberships and perks
8. SHOP EAC: iPhone cases and more
9. NATIONAL EXECUTIVE COUNCIL: Latest report to members now online

1. CONFERENCE 2011: Registration now open for Editing in the Age of e-Everything

Registration is now open for EAC’s 2011 conference in majestic Vancouver, BC! With three days of conference fun, professional development opportunities galore, and partnerships with the Indexing Society of Canada and the Professional Editors Association of Vancouver Island, you’ll find there’s something for everyone.

The annual conference is always the highlight of EAC’s year. Join us at SFU Vancouver, in the Harbour Centre, from May 27 to 29 to take advantage of networking opportunities, to renew old acquaintances and make new ones.

Visit the conference website for the latest details and to register now. Don’t forget: As a member you can benefit from early-bird registration discounts, but only until April 1!

Logo for Editing in the Age of e-Everything
Editors Canada logo with a white rectangle between two blue rectangles.
Logo for the Indexing Society of Canada
Logo for the Professional Editors Association of Vancouver Island

2. GET INVOLVED: Volunteering builds your resumé

There’s no question that volunteering is beneficial to EAC. The association relies on its hardworking volunteers to provide leadership, develop publications, organize conferences and seminars, teach and mentor new members.

You can benefit from volunteering for the association as well. You may just find that volunteering for EAC leads to a stronger professional network, better strategies for your own editing work and increased work opportunities.

Opportunity: Online test research

We’re looking for volunteers with an educational/pedagogical background or who have some experience with computer testing to research online testing. Contact executive director Carolyn L Burke for more information.

For information about other volunteer opportunities, contact a national committee chair today.

Correction: BC branch member Anne Brennan has joined the online test research sub-committee. The January e-news update incorrectly stated that Toronto branch member Anne Perdue had joined the sub-committee.

3. PROMOTE YOURSELF: EAC speakers list launched

The Marketing and Public Relations Committee is pleased to announce the launch of EAC’s speakers list. EAC speakers are members who will speak about EAC and the editing profession at meetings of associations and groups, and at career fairs in their community.

View the speakers list.

Want to join the speakers list? If you have a flair for public speaking and you enjoy talking to a variety of audiences about EAC and/or what editors do, please contact committee chair Anita Jenkins by email at marketing_and_pr@editors.ca or by phone at 780 474-6656.

Identify yourself as a public speaker in the Online Directory of Editors

If you have a listing in EAC’s Online Directory of Editors (ODE), make sure you let searchers know you’re an experienced public speaker. Edit your online profile by checking the “I am an experienced public speaker, available to talk to groups and associations about editors and editing” box.

Not listed in the ODE? Visit the Members’ Area for more information about purchasing your own listing in the official advertising directory of association members.

4. PLAIN 2011: Make a splash on an international stage

Travelling abroad this spring? Consider taking part in the conference of the Plain Language Association InterNational (PLAIN) in Stockholm.

From PLAIN 2011’s organizers:

Take part in the plain language event of the year – PLAIN 2011
Stockholm, Sweden
June 9-11, 2011

Språkkonsulterna and the Language Council of Sweden are proud to host the 8th international conference of the Plain Language Association InterNational (PLAIN), June 9–11, 2011. The conference will focus on key issues related to Establishing the framework for plain language.

What does it take to implement plain language in an organization, profession or country? Plain language experts and practitioners from around the world will share their research, insights and experience. Confirmed speakers include:

  • Prof. Emeritus Sture Allén, University of Gothenburg
  • Prof. Joe Kimble, Thomas M Cooley Law School, Michigan, USA
  • Dr. Catharina Nyström-Höög, Uppsala University
  • Prof. Bill Lutz, lawyer, linguist and president of PLAIN
  • Prof. Lena Ekberg, director of The Language Council of Sweden
  • Candice Burt, President of Clarity and consultant to the South African Law Reform Commission

If you are a plain language practitioner or a communicator in any professional field, you will benefit from taking part. The conference will provide new ideas, fresh inspiration and deeper knowledge. It will also introduce you to a new global network!

Give a session about your own language project

Would you like to share your experience with writing, research or training in plain language? Consider making a presentation at PLAIN 2011. Submit your proposal before the March 31, 2011. Go to www.plain2011.com for details.

Register at www.plain2011.com   Discounted rate for PLAIN members and speakers.

For the latest conference news, subscribe to our free newsletter –

5. GET CERTIFIED: Join the ranks of EAC-certified editors

We’re pleased to introduce EAC’s roster of certified editors. Editors listed on this roster have been certified by EAC’s landmark certification program and have consented to have their name appear on EAC’s website.

Want to join the ranks of EAC-certified editors? Visit EAC Certification online to find out more about becoming certified. Registration for the 2011 tests opens in July.

Pssst. Study early!

Get a leg up on the 2011 tests by studying early. Visit EAC’s publications page for more information about ordering the recently revised Meeting Professional Editorial Standards and Certification Study Guides.

Coming soon: Structural Editing: Meeting Professional Editorial StandardsStylistic Editing: Meeting Professional Editorial Standards and Stylistic Editing Study Guide: Editors’ Association of Canada Certification will be available in May 2011.

6. MEMBER NEWS: Tell us about your achievements

Have you recently won an award? Published a book? Contributed to an award-winning publication? Tell the world about it on EAC’s member news page! Send your news item to member news coordinator, Marguerite Watson.

7. NEW PARTNERSHIPS: Affiliations, memberships and perks

EAC members aren’t the only ones focusing on getting noticed. The association has recently partnered with some high-profile national organizations. We’ll work with these organizations to raise the profile of EAC and the editing profession in Canada. Best of all? You can benefit from belonging to an association with greater reach, a new affiliate membership and the all the perks that come with it as well.

Cultural Human Resources Council

We are pleased to announce that EAC has recently become an enhanced organization member of the Cultural Human Resources Council (CHRC), and encourage you to consider becoming an affiliate member.

A CHRC affiliate membership entitles you to:

  • CHRC’s e-newsletter, which will keep you up to date on HR issues in the cultural sector and on CHRC’s many related activities
  • 25% off all CHRC publications
  • 25% off a membership upgrade
  • Voting privileges

CHRC is a national arts service organization committed to strengthening Canada’s cultural workforce, and that strives to be at the centre of vision and forward thinking in the area of cultural human resources development. CHRC publishes research, manages youth internship programs and produces career development tools. Among its tools, it has charts and profiles of competencies for many occupations in the eight cultural sectors, online courses, The Art of Managing your Career—which helps self-employed artists and cultural workers develop their business skills—and the engaging and interactive, Careers in Culture Online, which leads you through what you need to know and what skills you need for a career in the vast and diverse arts and culture sector. CHRC also hosts an online job board for artists and cultural workers, Cultureworks.ca.
To register for your CHRC affiliate membership, please go to http://www.culturalhrc.ca/membership/how-e.asp and fill out a registration form.

CHRC is currently working on a broad range of projects within the cultural sector. For more information please visit www.culturalhrc.ca or email info@culturalhrc.ca.

Language Portal of Canada

EAC has agreed to provide content for the Language Portal of Canada. The Language Portal of Canada is a website that has been created by the Translation Bureau, a special operating agency of Public Works and Government Services Canada, to showcase Canadian expertise in the area of language. Visitors to the website can access free language tools, articles and tips.

The English and French content EAC will provide for the Language Portal of Canada will be translated by the Translation Bureau and will showcase EAC’s programs and services—programs that not only meet the needs of members, but also assist and support the many clients who use the services of editors.

Read EAC’s first Language Portal article.

8. SHOP EAC: iPhone cases and more

Take your EAC membership on the go with branded iPhone, iPod and iPad cases, now available for purchase in EAC’s CafePress shop.

9. NATIONAL EXECUTIVE COUNCIL: Latest report to members now online

Wondering what your national executive council has been up to? You’ll find the November 2010 council meeting report (as well as meeting minutes and past reports) in the Members’ Area.

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

To top