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Conference 2011: Speed mentoring is back!

Are you thinking of a career as an editor but aren't sure how to get started? Are you a junior editor who would benefit from the insight and wisdom of a more experienced editor?

If you're attending EAC Conference 2011, Editing in the Age of e-Everything, you're in luck!

Speed mentoring is a unique session where conference-goers can schedule 15-minute one-on-one consultations with some of the EAC's most highly regarded editors. This is a terrific opportunity for expert advice and feedback, whether you're starting out, changing the focus of your editing career or want to discuss specific challenges. It is consistently ranked as one of the conference's ranked sessions.

The conference speed mentoring sessions will take place on Sunday May 29 between 9:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.

Sign up for speed mentoring

  1. Email your request to Helena Aalto at Include "speed mentoring" and your name in the subject line.
  2. In your email, tell us your top four choices of speed mentors from the list below, in order of preference. We'll accommodate as many first choices as possible.
  3. Tell us if you'd like to talk to two or three speed mentors. If schedules allow, we may be able to book up to three consultations.
  4. About two weeks before the conference, you'll receive an email with your mentor session information, including times and room numbers.

You must be registered for the conference to take part in speed mentoring.

Consultations will be scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis, so send in your request ASAP to secure a spot. The deadline to sign up for speed mentoring is Wednesday, May 11.

Speed mentors

  • Morgan Chojnacki: substantive editing, editing using content management systems, project management, communications planning
  • Janice Dyer: freelancing, resumé writing, editing for educational publishers
  • Jennifer Glossop: freelancing, copy editing, stylistic and substantive editing, trade fiction, non-fiction, children's books
  • Peter Moskos: plain language, structural and stylistic editing, government reports
  • Louise Oborne: client-editor relationships, structural and stylistic editing, copy editing, plain language, developmental editing
  • Rosemary Tanner: developmental editing, copy editing, proofreading of science textbooks, freelancing
  • Karen Virag: editing for educational publishers, stylistic and substantive editing, non-fiction, fiction, writing

Register for Conference 2011

Conference 2011, Editing in the Age of e-Everything, takes place May 27–29 at SFU Vancouver (Harbour Centre). Haven't registered yet? Don't delay! Registration closes on Friday, May 20. Visit the conference website to register now.


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