Editors' Association of Canada

Editors Saskatchewan

Get Connected

  • Want to know more about Editors Saskatchewan? Become part of our local network by joining our email lists. Connect at saskatchewan@editors.ca.
  • You'll receive
    • information about local workshops,
    • information about meetings and other professional development opportunities in Saskatchewan,
    • information about special events, and
    • the branch’s monthly digital newsletter.
  • Come out to one of our local events to connect in person.

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Take a Local Program

Editors Saskatchewan hosts a variety of professional development opportunities on topics of interest to editors, writers, and communicators.

Workshops

Editors Saskatchewan offers two workshops each year: one in the fall and one in the spring. They are taught by experienced instructors and have been well received. Workshops we’ve offered in the past have covered core skills like copy editing and proofreading, and well-known courses like Jim Taylor’s Eight-Step Editing, as well as other useful subjects, such as plain language and creating content for the web. If you would like more information, email workshopSK@editors.ca.

  • Clear Communication by Design – A guide to Creating Effective Documents
    May 16, 2016, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
    Western Development Museum, Saskatoon 

    Today’s readers are flooded with a non-stop stream of written information. As a result, we’ve all become skimmers. For those of us who craft documents for a living, this has important implications.

    To ensure effective communication, we need to use every tool at our disposal to encourage our target audience to take the time to read what we produce, and help them find what they need or want from that material.

    Writers and editors are typically concerned with words, but structure and design elements have a powerful influence on the effectiveness of a document. This workshop will show you how, as writers and editors, you can contribute to that effectiveness
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    Register now!

Other Programs

We often meet casually, either at noon or in the evening, to discuss some aspect of working as an editor. These events are free and open to members and non-members. 

Reap the Benefits

Here are some of the benefits of being part of Editors Saskatchewan:

  • Benefit from local networking.
  • Take advantage of discounted rates for Editors Saskatchewan workshops and other professional development opportunities.
  • Get a discount on McNally’s Reader Reward Card. Editors Saskatchewan is one of McNally Robinson’s Partners in Culture, which means our members can purchase the Reader Reward Card for $10 instead of $25. The card entitles you to a 10% discount on all regularly priced books and merchandise (in-store and online), as well as a 10% discount in the restaurant. You will also receive McNally Robinson’s print newsletter, which highlights great new books and keeps you informed of the literary scene in Manitoba and Saskatchewan.
  • Get job opportunities delivered right to your inbox from our job hotline.

And then there are all the other benefits of belonging to a national association of professional editors!

Find a Local Editor

Send your job description to saskatchewan@editors.ca and we will broadcast your request to our membership. Interested editors will respond to you directly. 

Contact Us

Editors Saskatchewan Branch Contact Information

Editors Saskatchewan
Box 23014 
Saskatoon, SK S7J 5H3
saskatchewan@editors.ca

2015–2016 Executive

Chair Katherine Duncombe
Past Chair Michelle Boulton
Treasurer Linda Dietz
Secretary Dawn Loewen
Membership
Dawn Loewen

Committees:

Newsletter Katherine Duncombe
Workshops Perry Millar, Michelle Boulton

Related Organizations in Saskatchewan

International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) in Saskatchewan
IABC has a chapter is Regina and Saskatoon. IABC is dedicated to raising the standard of communications and promoting the value of professional communications. There are more than 100 chapters around the world. The chapters help members connect with and learn from each other and act as a link to an international pool of professional knowledge and talent in the field of communications.

PWAC Saskatchewan
The Professional Writers Association of Canada (formerly the Periodical Writers Association of Canada) offers support for professional freelance writers who work in the magazine, newspaper, corporate, government, and book publishing industries. With local chapters in six national regions, including Saskatchewan at large, PWAC represents professional writers across Canada.

Saskatchewan Writers' Guild 
The Saskatchewan Writers' Guild is a provincial organization representing writers in all disciplines, at all levels of development. With more than 500 members, the SWG is one of the largest writers' organizations in Canada. The mission of the Guild is to improve the status of writers in Saskatchewan.

Saskatoon Writers' Coop 
The Saskatoon Writers' Coop offers support and stimulation to writers in and around Saskatoon, especially those engaged in creative or literary genres. It does this by focusing on the development of craft and related business skills, by building community, and by fostering a sense of excitement about writers and writing.

SaskBooks (formerly Saskatchewan Publishers Group)
A not-for-profit organization dedicated to assisting Saskatchewan book publishers and promoting Saskatchewan-published resources, the Saskatchewan Publishers Group offers display, sales, promotion, and marketing opportunities to its member publishers.

Say Hello to Editors Canada

We’re transitioning to the Editors Canada brand. Over the next few months you’ll find our new look and messaging taking shape in our national and regional literature, emails and social media presence. Later this year we’ll be launching a fresh new website. Learn more about this exciting project.