National e-news update, November 30, 2021

News, events, tips and updates from Editors Canada

In this issue:

1. MEMBER SERVICES: The Oxford Reference Online Premium Collection is now free for Editors Canada members!
2. WEBINARS: Come train with us!
3. PUBLICATIONS: Edit Like a Pro
5. GET INVOLVED: Join the marketing and communications committee
6. MEMBER NEWS: A round of applause!
7. INDEXING SOCIETY OF CANADA NEWS: 2021 Ewart-Daveluy Indexing award presented to Stephen Ullstrom
8. NEC: Notes from your national executive council

1. MEMBER SERVICES: The Oxford Reference Online Premium Collection is now free for Editors Canada members!

We’re excited to announce a new benefit of membership. The Oxford Reference Online Premium Collection is now free for Editors Canada members and student affiliates via the association website!

Oxford Reference Online is one of the world’s most trusted reference products, featuring the contents of Oxford University Press’s Dictionaries, Companions and Encyclopedias.

Access over 500 Oxford titles for free through! All you need is your member login.

Visit the members’ area to start using the Oxford Reference Online Premium Collection for free now.

Want to find out more about Editors Canada services, including partner discounts? Visit the member services page for exclusive benefits.

2. WEBINARS: Come train with us!

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The December holidays may be just around the corner, but there’s still time for professional development before the year ends. Check out the upcoming live webinars:

Don’t forget, Editors Canada members, student affiliates and members of partner organizations always get a discount on what non-members pay.

Catch up on demand: Webinar recordings are available

Did you miss an Editors Canada live webinar? No worries. Many of our webinars have been recorded and are now available for purchase (and some are even free). When you buy a webinar recording, you’ll receive a video file to watch at your leisure on your computer or mobile device. The file is yours to keep, so you can watch it again and again.

Visit our webinar recordings page to see what’s available. We’re adding new recordings regularly, so be sure to check often. Here’s what has been added recently:

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This project has been made possible in part by the Government of Canada.

3. PUBLICATIONS: Edit Like a Pro

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Our newest publication, Edit Like a Pro: Proofreading, is available for purchase on the association website!

Meeting Professional Editorial Standards: Updated

The Edit Like a Pro series, based on the 2016 edition of Professional Editorial Standards, replaces the Meeting Professional Editorial Standards series, which is based on the 2009 Professional Editorial StandardsEdit Like a Pro: Proofreading is now available for purchase, and the newest editions of the other volumes (Structural Editing, Stylistic Editing, Copy Editing) will follow.

Edit Like a Pro is a series of four workbooks published by Editors Canada to help editors assess and improve their skills through hands-on editing practice.

Each book will contain exercises based on realistic scenarios, with sample answers and detailed commentary focusing on one type of editing—structural editing, stylistic editing, copy editing or proofreading—as described in Editors Canada’s Professional Editorial Standards.


Are you a student editor? Are you new to professional editing? Are you looking to connect with others at the same stage of the journey? Then join us for our next Editors Canada student affiliate Zoom social!

When: Sunday, December 5, at 4 p.m., EST

Where: Zoom link to come. Check our Student Affiliate Facebook group a day or two before the meeting for the link.

Come share your questions, answers, insights and (virtual) snacks. Hope to see you (plus any of your furry editorial assistants) there!

Wondering about other upcoming events? Check with your branch or twig to find out about virtual professional development opportunities and social events. And be sure to check our national calendar for events across the association.

5. GET INVOLVED: Join the marketing and communications committee

Want to share your marketing and communications skills to help promote the association? Or would you like to learn those skills with the help of a collaborative team?

The marketing and communications committee is now looking for volunteers. We meet monthly and team members liaise with other committees to help promote Editors Canada initiatives. If you’re interested in joining the committee, or would like more information, please email our committee chair, Merel Elsinga.

6. MEMBER NEWS: A round of applause!

Editors Toronto student affiliate Erin Della Mattia is the 2021 recipient of the Robert Weaver Award for Editorial Excellence through the Chang School of Continuing Studies at Ryerson University. The award recognizes a student who has demonstrated excellence in editing and a sound career plan with books.

Editors Canada Member News is where we share information about members and affiliates who win awards, publish books and make their marks in other important ways.

Do you have an achievement you’d like to share? Are you excited about a new project or opportunity that has come your way? Let us tell the world all about it! Please send your stories to the member news coordinator.

7. INDEXING SOCIETY OF CANADA NEWS: 2021 Ewart-Daveluy Indexing award presented to Stephen Ullstrom

The 2021 Ewart-Daveluy Indexing award was presented to Stephen Ullstrom for his indexing of The Shield of Psalmic Prayer: Reflections on Translating, Interpreting, and Praying the Psalter, by Donald Sheehan, published in 2020 by Ancient Faith Publishing.

Read the full article here.

8. NEC: Notes from your national executive council

The national executive council (NEC) met on Sunday, October 17, to discuss various topics, including the following:

  • We are beginning to look at implementation ideas for the recommendations provided by the equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) task force. Some recommendations, such as including EDI-related webinar offerings, are already being discussed, whereas other recommendations, such as creating an equitable and accessible Online Directory of Editors and website, will take longer to implement, since this particular recommendation will follow the timeline set out by the website task force.
  • Sylvie Collin from Editors Québec joined the NEC to update us on how the branch is doing and to discuss any successes or struggles. She reported that some activities have had to be put on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the branch is continuing to work on ways to offer virtual and hybrid programming.
  • We discussed various ongoing projects. Directors had positive news to share about items such as Edit Like a Pro, the insurance task force and member benefits under development with the member services committee. More will be communicated to members when details are finalized.

The next e-news update will include a report on the November 21, 2021, NEC meeting.

Heather Buzila

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

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