- Want to know more about EAC Saskatchewan? Become part of our local network by joining our email lists. Connect at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 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
EAC Saskatchewan hosts a variety of professional development opportunities on topics of interest to editors, writers, and communicators.
EAC 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 email@example.com.
Grammar Boot Camp - Monday, April 27, Saskatoon, SK
Frances Peck will be returning to teach a new workshop she has developed: Grammar Boot Camp. This workshop “will help you identify and fix the most puzzling mistakes in grammar, punctuation, and usage” and it isn’t just for editors—it was developed for writers and communication professionals as well. It promises to be an exciting learning opportunity. >>Learn more and register.
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.
Clear Communication by Design: A Guide to Effective Documents - Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Writers and editors are typically concerned with words, but Michelle wants to show you how structure and design elements can have a powerful influence on the effectiveness of a document. In her presentation, Michelle will briefly touch on some basic elements of document design: content and structure, illustrations and graphics, arrangement on the page, typography, and legibility.
McNally in the travel alcove at 7 p.m.
About the presenter: Michelle Boulton facilitates clear communication. As a writer, editor, designer, or instructor, she helps people create and refine documents that clearly communicate their intended message.
Snack and Rant - Thursday, May 21, 2015
What is the error that has you scrambling for your red pen? Join us for snack and a rant. We're looking forward to hearing about those pet peeves that make your hackles rise.
Rook and Raven at 5 p.m.
Tips & Tricks - Date TBA
Come and learn editing secrets, as well as share them too. This evening is an opportunity for friends and colleagues to showcase a tool, technique or gadget that helps with writing and/or editing. Meet us in the travel alcove and bring something to share with the rest of us: it could be a favourite reference book or website (but who could pick just one?), a favourite pen or mouse, a beloved ruler or pencil sharpener, a process or project you're particularly proud of, or perhaps a playlist that you absolutely can't edit without.
Reap the Benefits
Here are some of the benefits of being part of EAC Saskatchewan:
- Benefit from local networking.
- Take advantage of discounted rates for EAC Saskatchewan workshops and other professional development opportunities.
- Get a discount on McNally’s Reader Reward Card. EAC 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 firstname.lastname@example.org and we will broadcast your request to our membership. Interested editors will respond to you directly.
EAC Saskatchewan Branch Contact Information
Saskatoon, SK S7J 5H3
|Chair ||Michelle Boulton |
|Past Chair ||Ursula Acton |
|Treasurer ||Linda Dietz |
|Secretary ||Katherine Duncombe |
|Programming ||Tanya Turner |
|Membership ||Dawn Loewen |
|Newsletter ||Katherine Duncombe |
|Workshops ||Perry Millar |
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