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Chicago Manual of Style and Canadian Oxford Dictionary editors to keynote Editing Goes Global conference

Where do myriad editors (or is that a myriad of editors?) look when they need to know how to hyphenate "three-day conference" or check whether it is "keynote" or "key note" (or perhaps a more modern, quirky "KeyNote")?

Maybe they'd consult the Chicago Manual of Style? Or perhaps they'd look in an Oxford dictionary? And who will they hear when they attend Editing Goes Global, the first international conference of editors? They'll hear two keynote speakers who have helped thousands of editors across North America with issues on language—in ways that are light-hearted but always sensible, wry but never cynical, and accurate but never rigid.

Our Saturday keynote speaker will be Carol Fisher Saller, editor of the Chicago Manual of Style's online Q&A. The author of The Subversive Copy Editor and an occasional blogger on copyediting, Carol encourages editors to remain flexible: to cooperate with and support writers while staying exact and careful. Carol's opening keynote talk at the EAC conference, "'Subversive' Editing: Or, What Bugs Editors and How to Fix It," will focus on the relationship between editor and writer.

Katherine Barber, former editor-in-chief of the Canadian Oxford Dictionary, will be our Sunday keynote speaker. Katherine is the bestselling and award-winning author of Only in Canada You Say: A Treasury of Canadian Language and Six Words You Never Knew Had Something To Do With Pigs. She also posts regularly on her Wordlady blog. Katherine's "Bachelor for Rent: Things You Never Suspected About Canadian English" keynote session will close off EAC's first international conference with a hilarious look at everyday words that can have unintended comic consequences.

It's all happening at Editing Goes Global, hosted by the Editors' Association of Canada and Professional Writers Association of Canada in Toronto, from June 12 to 14, 2015.

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If there's one EAC conference every editor or writer should attend, it's Editing Goes Global. There may never be a better networking opportunity than this.