Program & Sessions for the Editors' Association of Canada/Association Canadienne des Réviseurs: Conference 2006 - Congrès 2006 - Vancouver

Program and Sessions for Conference 2006

Please see the Session Details page for specifics about particular sessions.

Keynote Speaker | Schedule | Sessions

Keynote Speaker: Wayson Choy

Brochure coverThis year's keynote speaker is 2005 Order of Canada recipient and award-winning author Wayson Choy.

Choy's first novel, The Jade Peony, spent 26 weeks on the Globe and Mail's bestseller list and placed number six on its 1996 Year-End National Bestseller List for fiction. It shared the Trillium Award with Margaret Atwood's novel Morning in a Burned House. It also won the 1996 Vancouver Book Award and was selected as one of the 100 Most Important Books in Canadian History by the Literary Review of Canada (2005).

His second novel, All that Matters, won the 2004 Trillium Award and has been long-listed for the 2006 IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. Paper Shadows: A Chinatown Childhood, was the Globe and Mail's 1999 Notable Book of the Year and was shortlisted for the 1999 Governor General's Award.

Choy, who grew up in Vancouver's Chinatown, currently lives in Toronto and taught at Toronto's Humber College and the Humber School for Writers from 1967 to 2004. He is a tireless supporter of community literacy projects and AIDS advocacy groups. Choy also served as the president of Cahoots Theatre Company of Toronto from 1999 to 2002.

Schedule at a Glance

See sessions information below for more details. You may also download the Conference 2006 Brochure (1.2 MB PDF) or schedule (63.2 KB PDF) for viewing or printing on your computer.

Thursday, June 8, 2006
Informal Dinner at the Water Street Cafe 6:00 p.m.
300 Water Street, Vancouver, BC

Friday, June 9, 2006

Saturday, June 10, 2006

Sunday June 11, 2006

Conference Sessions

A detailed schedule for sessions and other events is available on the Session Details page.

Cultivating Skills

Subcontracting 101
Elizabeth Cockle

How to Retire Gracefully (and Sanely)
Lee d'Anjou, Peter Moskos, Greg Ioannou

How Far Do You Go?: Defining the level of edit
Faith Gildenhuys

Editing in Isolation: How to cope when you're the only one at the water cooler
Naomi Pauls

The Art of Mentoring
Ann Cowan

The Mysteries of Mediation
Peter Moskos, Joan Irving, Janis L. Barr

Editing Diversity

Editors as Champions of Literacy
Veronica Schami

Tongue-tied: The role of editors in an image-driven world
Mel-Lynda Andersen

Internships: Opportunity or opportunism
Elizabeth Rains and Jim Sutherland

An Appreciation of English: A language in motion
James Harbeck

Editing English for Translation: How you can be worth your weight in gold
Leif Sonstenes

Copyright Issues in the 21st Century
Barbara K. Adamski (moderator)

Closing Plenary

Ethics for Editors
Nancy Flight, Mary Schendlinger, Ian Hanington, Yvonne Van Ruskenveld
(concludes at 3:30 p.m.)