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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.
I first joined Editors Canada as a member in the late 1990s, early in my editorial career. In my first few years, I took nearly every seminar offered by the Toronto branch, led by industry leaders such as Greg Ioannou, Rosemary Shipton, Heather Ebbs, Kathryn Dean and many other excellent editors. I made sure to volunteer to sit at the registration desk of many of these seminars, which was a great way to meet everyone. I had a rare in-house entry-level editing job at the legal publishing house CCH Canadian (now part of Wolters Kluwer), transitioned into educational publishing working for Pearson Education, and eventually became the Science Publisher at Nelson Education, where I was responsible for publishing K-12 science learning resources across Canada.
In my 20+ years in publishing, I gained a lot of varied experience as an editor, writer, program manager, managing editor and publisher. I am excited about bringing my recent business experience to the association to help bring more services to the membership and to help grow the awareness of the association among businesses and organizations that hire editors.
I graduated from the University of Toronto with a BA specialist degree in the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, and from the Ryerson University Publishing Program where I was the humble recipient of the Marsh Jeanneret Memorial Award for Publishing. I am a dog person and an avid sports fan, and I look forward to meeting as many of our members as I can at upcoming Editors Canada events.
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.
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
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.
LOCAL BRANCHES AND TWIGS
Editors British Columbia
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.
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 Quebec/Atlantic Canada
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.