EAC: National e-news update, May 18, 2011

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

In this issue:

1. CONFERENCE 2011: The countdown is on!
2. GET INVOLVED: Still seeking nominations for national positions
3. PUBLICATIONS: Introducing new volumes of Meeting Professional Editorial Standards and a new Certification Study Guide
4. ACCESS COPYRIGHT FOUNDATION: EAC receives $5,000 research grant
5. MEMBER NEWS: Kudos!
6. WEB: Looking for EAC website improvement task force members

1. CONFERENCE 2011: The countdown is on!

We’re counting down to one of EAC’s biggest conferences ever!

This year’s conference in Vancouver packs more than 60 speakers, 40 EAC sessions, 8 indexing sessions, 5 pre-conference workshops and 3 keynote speakers into one incredible conference. With sessions on everything from digital and print publishing to blogging and tweeting, as well as opportunities and challenges editors and indexers face, Editing in the Age of e-Everything offers a one-of-a-kind conference program.

In addition, we’ve planned some terrific social events to round out your conference experience, including a red carpet-themed welcome reception hosted by EAC-BC and the annual EAC awards banquet.

We also encourage everyone to take the time to explore our host city. Visit the Vancouver Experience web page for ideas on how to make the most of your stay.

More than 200 people are already registered for the conference. Are you one of them? If not, Friday, May 20 is your last chance to register. One-, two- or three-day conference options are still available—as are special rates for EAC, ISC and PEAVI members.

Visit the Conference 2011 website for more information.

  • Register for EAC-BC’s terrific lineup of pre-conference workshops.
  • Take advantage of special hotel rates.
  • Sign-up for a free walking tour of Byrne Creek.
  • Use Twitter so you can connect with fellow editors at the conference.

Conference 2011, Editing in the Age of e-Everything, takes place May 27–29 at SFU Vancouver (in the Harbour Centre). We can’t wait to meet all of you there. See you in Vancouver!

Plus…an invitation to An Editors’ Afternoon Tea

Featuring Murchie’s newly created Editors’ Blend Tea, prepared especially for the Editors’ Association of Canada’s 2011 Conference in Vancouver. Pastries will be available for purchase.

Location:Murchie’s Tea & Coffee
825 West Pender Street, Vancouver
(One block south and three and a half blocks west of Harbour Centre, the conference site—a five-minute walk)
Date:Friday, May 27, 2011
Time:2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
RSVP:Email Peter Moskos at pmoskos@shaw.ca

Editors’ Blend Tea is a robust blend of Ceylon, Keemun and Yunnan gold tips with a delightful golden colour and a smooth, slightly smokey flavour. It is the perfect pick-me-up during or after those long hours spent working on a manuscript.

You can buy Editors’ Blend from Murchie’s by phoning 1 800 663-0400.

2. GET INVOLVED: Still seeking nominations for national positions

We’re still looking for enthusiastic members to lead the association. If you’re keen to make a difference while working with respected colleagues from across the country and gaining valuable professional development experience, consider serving as chair of an EAC national committee or as a member of the national executive council.

Visit the Members’ Area to download a nomination form, the national executive council roles and responsibilities and the national committee mandates. Members who have already decided to stand for election or appointment for a 2011–12 national position are listed on the AGM 2011 agenda.

3. PUBLICATIONS: Introducing new volumes of Meeting Professional Editorial Standards and a new Certification Study Guide

We’re happy to announce that three new EAC publications are hot off the press and available for purchase.

Meeting Professional Editorial Standards

Meeting Professional Editorial Standards is a hands-on resource that covers the core editorial skills you will need to work as an editor.

Each new volume contains exercises drawn from real situations, solutions and discussions about the issues presented. This unique self-teaching and self-testing package is adaptable to the needs of all editors—whether you are learning the craft, are an established professional or are preparing for EAC’s certification tests.

Stylistic Editing Study Guide: Editors’ Association of Canada Certification

The Stylistic Editing Study Guide is the primary resource for anyone who wants to become a Certified Stylistic Editor. Whether you use this guide for independent study or in a workshop setting, you will learn more about the knowledge, skills and judgment required to earn your Certified Stylistic Editor credential.

Visit our co-publisher Captus Press to order Meeting Professional Editorial Standards and the Certification Study Guides now.

4. ACCESS COPYRIGHT FOUNDATION: EAC receives $5,000 research grant

The Access Copyright Foundation (ACF) recently announced the first recipients of its new research grant program. A total of $100,000 was awarded to 17 creators, publishers and organizations. We’re happy to announce that EAC will receive $5,000 to explore how best to e-publish our Editing Canadian English, the indispensable reference tool for anyone who edits Canadian English.

ACF research grants will support inquiry and exploration relevant to Canadian publishing, writing and visual arts. Projects funded include research toward the creation of publishable works, innovative programs, strategic initiatives and studies.

“Access Copyright Foundation’s grant programs were set up to directly support Canada’s hardworking creators and publishers,” says ACF Founding Chairperson Michael O’Reilly. “We’re thrilled to be able to make this kind of contribution to Canada’s literary and visual arts community.”

5. MEMBER NEWS: Kudos!

Toronto branch member Peggy Ireland was a judge in the first annual “Money Doesn’t Grow on Trees!” international financial literacy contest sponsored by Phat Math, Inc. Peggy is the author of Easy Tax Tips for Canadians.

QAC branch member Carolyne Roy has just completed proofreading two books aimed at college students. Environnement économique and Calcul différentiel, both published by Éditions CEC, will teach students about the workings of economics and differential mathematics.

If you have news to share on EAC’s Member News page, contact member news coordinator, Marguerite Watson.

6. WEB: Looking for EAC website improvement task force members

Does EAC’s website drive you crazy? Then we want YOU! We’re looking for volunteers to take on the first phase of our website redevelopment. We need some smart, web-savvy people to comb through our site, find what needs to be fixed or updated, and re-imagine the navigation. We all want a site that’s dynamic, looks modern and makes sense. But we need a web redesign task force to help us get there—and we need someone to lead it, too. Ideally, we’d like to have problems flagged and a new site map developed by the end of the summer.

If you have a strong sense of web structure and logic and are interested in being part of this exciting project, please get in touch with Debra Roppolo at mal@editors.ca.

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

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