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Editors Canada staff


Editors Canada is supported by regional and national office staff providing a range of services. For information about seminars, social events, job hotlines and volunteer opportunities in your area, please contact the local branch and/or twig nearest you.


John Yip-Chuck
Executive Director
Profile to come.


Michelle Ou
Senior Communications Manager
I joined the national office staff in 2005 after copywriting, editing and website development gigs in marketing, finance, health, sports and music. As Editors Canada's communications manager, I develop national marketing strategies to raise the profile of the editing profession, and for member acquisition and retention. I'm also the main voice behind Editors Canada's national social media presence, tweeting links to the articles you might find interesting and the jokes that will definitely make you groan. When I'm not donning the Editors Canada sandwich board, I'm supporting independent, underground music and can be found at concerts in Toronto and abroad.



Caitlin Stewart
Training and Development Coordinator
I joined the office as a part-time conference coordinator to help with the 2015 international conference in Toronto, and I became full-time member of the team in 2016. My responsibilities include coordinating the annual conference and our new webinars program, and supporting our publications committee. Before joining Editors Canada, I worked for several years in a book store and as a freelance editor.


Erica Ruth Kelly

Erica Ruth Kelly
Membership and Professional Standards Coordinator
I'm responsible for answering all membership queries, ensuring our membership database is up to date, producing monthly membership statistics, and working with our senior communications manager on all our local group and event communications in both official languages. I also coordinate, administer and schedule all activities related to our landmark English-language professional certification program and our French-language Programme d'agrément en révision linguistique. I am fluently bilingual and have a background in the non-profit sector, specifically related to arts education for underserved learners. I'm also a writer and researcher and have worked with a wide range of publications and organizations.



Editors British Columbia
Dee Noble
Branch Coordinator
A Vancouver-based freelance technical writer, copy editor, proofreader and researcher, I enjoy working with all forms of non-fiction. And being active in Editors Canada affords me the pleasant company of like-minded professionals. What else do I do for fun? Well, leisure time is limited as I'm also a library technician, but walking, reading, bird watching, and trying out new recipes on family and friends are high on my list of preferred pastimes.


Editors Toronto
Brian Cardie
Branch Administrator
Profile to come.


Editors Ottawa–Gatineau
Maureen Moyes
Executive Director
A certified manager (CIM) with 30 years' experience working and volunteering for non-profit associations, I have been the Ottawa–Gatineau (formely NCR) branch executive director since 1996. After working in corporate management, I established my company in 1987 specializing in management and communications, including editing. My clients and volunteer positions include national and local non-profit associations, federal government and public sector.


Editors Ottawa–Gatineau
Mary Lalonde
Branch Administrative Assistant
Profile to come.


Editors Quebec/Atlantic Canada
Karen Schell
Branch Administrator
I have been the branch administrator for the Quebec/Atlantic Canada branch (QAC) of Editors Canada since 2003. It has been a rewarding experience watching and helping the wonderful volunteers and executive members develop branch activities and services! I am not an editor so when I am not doing my part-time job with QAC, I work at the Pointe-Claire Aquatic Centre as the swim club administrator, swimming instructor, receptionist and aquatic trainer. Cycling, swimming competitively, running, photography and three nearly grown children keep me busy during my free time.