Editors' Association of Canada

EAC British Columbia Branch (EAC-BC)

Who Are We?

We are the British Columbia Branch of the Editors' Association of Canada (EAC), a professional organization of more than 1,600 members coast to coast and more than 200 in British Columbia.

Since 1979, our contributions to the Canadian publishing community have been recognized by publishers, business, government, private and public institutions, and individuals.

News & Events

  • Monthly Meeting: Election of the 2014–15 Executive, Book Exchange, and Wine and Cheese Social on Wednesday, May 21.
  • Professional Development: EAC-BC’s next professional development event will be PubPro 2014—Second Annual Unconference for Managing Editors and Publication Production Specialists on May 24, 2014.

  • Editors’ Pub Night
    No plans before the monthly meeting? Drop by for a pay-as-you-go meal or drink. It’s a great chance to meet, mingle, network, gossip, debate, or just plain catch up with other editors. Members and non-members welcome.
    Where: Elephant & Castle, 385 Burrard (Marine Building)
    When: Between 5:00 and 6:45 pm
  • It’s here! The West Coast Editor is now available at a new location. We’ve created a brand new site to host WCE, with new features and searchability. Our past issues in pdf format are still available on the EAC-BC site at our Newsletter page.

  • NEW!—Interested in what’s happening across the country? Check out the new EAC Seminars page, where you can search the seminar offerings by province and plan your training adventures! 

  • Missed a meeting? Many past meetings have been recorded and are available to members (sign in is required). Check in regularly for more!


Looking for an Editor?

A professional editor can supplement your regular staff, supervise a project from start to finish, or simply provide a few hours of expertise. To find the editor you need

  1. Contact the BC Branch Job Hotline Coordinator at bchotline@editors.ca. Our hotline coordinator will broadcast your request to our 200+ BC members. An interested—and available—editor will then contact you. Please include as much detail as possible about your project and the type(s) of editing you’re looking for.
  2. Search EAC/ACR’s Online Directory of Editors and contact the candidates you’re interested in directly.

More helpful advice can be found by taking a look at the EAC’s Hire an Editor page. 


Membership Information

EAC/ACR members with a British Columbia address are automatically members of the BC branch. The Join EAC page will take you to everything you need to know about joining EAC/ACR, including types of memberships, annual dues and both online and downloadable application forms. 


Professional Development Seminars

EAC-BC attracts a wide range of industry experts to teach our popular one-day professional development seminars. Register early to take advantage of our great early bird pricing.