Montreal's Monthly Events
Monthly meetings provide an opportunity to network and socialize with fellow editors, proofreaders, translators, and other language professionals; to meet the QAC branch executive; and to learn more about editing and related subjects from experts. Each third Wednesday of the month, speakers will share their experience, knowledge, tricks, and tips in an informal atmosphere.When and Where
Meetings will take place in Montreal at 7:30 p.m. at Restaurant Peroni
, 1155 Metcalfe Street (in the Sun Life Building), located near Peel Metro. Indoor parking is free for customers (after 5:00 p.m., entrance on Mansfield Street). Pre-Meeting Dinner
: We invite everyone to join us for a pre-meeting dinner at Restaurant Peroni at 6:00 p.m. Dinner at your own expense.
is free for EAC members
and $10 for non-members.RSVP
: Please RSVP
by the Monday preceding the event (seating is limited). Be sure to mention if you would like to join us for dinner.Dates for Upcoming Meetings 2012-2013
September 22, October 17, November 21, December 12, January 25 (social networking event), February 20, March 20, April 17, May 15 (AGM), June 19Suggestions/Ideas
Do you want to share your experience and knowledge; enhance your speaking portfolio; and connect with a well-informed, appreciative audience of professional editors? If you would like to give a presentation or if you have suggestions for subjects or presenters, please contact us
.If you are not a member
of EAC-QAC but would like to be advised of upcoming Monthly Meetings and events, please contact the Branch Administrator
to have your e-mail address added to our electronic distribution list.
May Meeting - May 15
Topic: QAC Annual General Meeting and Social
Speakers: Members of the 2013-2014 QAC Executive Committee
The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will include the election results and appointment of the 2013-2014 Executive Committee and chair positions.
After business has been taken care of, it will be time to socialize, network and discuss the 2013 Conference in Halifax!
EAC-QAC members only: Join Us! Please RSVP by Friday, May 10
April Meeting - April 17
Topic: Behind the Books: Observations from the Publisher and Editors of the Montreal Review of Books
Speakers: Vanessa Bonneau, Mélanie Grondin and Lara de Beaupré
What kind of skills does editing in the arts require, and how can we transfer those skills to the rest of our work? What do we do as editors and publisher at the Montreal Review of Books? What do we look for in our book reviewers, and in each other as editors? The publisher and two editors of the Montreal Review of Books will explain the process and passion behind producing the book review.
Mélanie Grondin is editor of the Montreal Review of Books. She is a freelance translator, writer and editor.
Lara de Beaupré is publisher of the Montreal Review of Books. She is executive director of the Association of English-language Publishers of Quebec.
Vanessa Bonneau is associate editor of the Montreal Review of Books. She is a freelance editor and proofreader.
Join Us! Please RSVP by Monday, April 15, 2013 (limited seating)
March Meeting - March 20
Topic: Networking and Promoting Yourself in the Digital Age
Speaker: Linda Miller
Do you love your work, but hate soliciting people to get new projects? In the digital age where there is more networking opportunities than ever before, how do we actually connect and sell ourselves in the process? Linda will offer insight on how to connect with others and promote yourself authentically.
Linda Miller started her career 17 years ago as a freelance translator, editor and copywriter, working primarily for big advertising agencies. In 2007, she founded Small Dog Communications, a full-service advertising and marketing agency that specializes in pharmaceutical marketing.
Join Us! Please RSVP by Monday, March 18.
February Meeting – February 20
Topic: Get Up Off of That Thing
Speaker: Jill Barker
E-mail, smart phones, television remotes....advances in technology have made us a society of sitters. How do you break the habit without having to wear Lycra to work? Gazette fitness columnist Jill Barker will offer suggestions on how to take a stand at the office and change the culture at work.
The Gazette's fitness columnist since 1997, Jill Barker has tackled everything from the Zen of yoga to our "absession" with abs. Certified as a personal trainer and group fitness leader and the owner of a degree in recreation and leisure studies from Concordia University, she has 15 years experience teaching fitness, organizing fitness conferences, and coaching master's swimming. When she's not running or swimming, Jill coordinates the fitness program at McGill University where she is also a lecturer in the Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education. In addition to sharing the latest fitness trends with readers, Jill writes about kids in sport, nutrition, and sports medicine.
Join Us! Please RSVP by Monday, February 18.
January Meeting - QAC Social Networking Event
Date: Friday, January 25, 2013
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Kick off the New Year! EAC-QAC invites members and non-members alike for a fun and relaxing evening on Friday, January 25. This is a great opportunity to meet new members, grow your network, and learn more about the EAC. Admission includes a name tag, a delightful selection of hors d’oeuvres and exciting door prizes. Bring your business cards!
Join us. RSVP by January 22.
December Meeting - December 12
Topic: Five Principles of Successful Networking
Speaker: Elizabeth Macfie
You’re attending an event to meet people and develop your business opportunities. How do you select the appropriate people in the crowd, approach them and talk business comfortably, and follow up to cement the relationship? This presentation applies Elizabeth Macfie’s five principles of successful networking to event settings. Use these techniques to meet more people (and more confidently), make worthwhile connections, and stay in touch with those people. Elizabeth will also give you a framework for building your network, tailored to your personality type. Bring your business cards to exchange, your networking quandaries to solve, and your experiences to share.
Elizabeth Macfie has built a successful freelance editorial business over the past 17 years, much of it through personal contacts. She has been speaking on networking for the past six years. And Elizabeth is a connector, so she’s worth meeting.
Join Us! Please RSVP by Monday, December 10
The Editors' Association of Canada's National Executive Council is coming to town! To encourage local members and editors to rub shoulders with the National Executive Council, EAC-QAC is moving the September Schmoozer to Saturday, September 22.
Join new and current members for an evening of great food and scintillating company. This event is a unique opportunity to meet the new QAC and EAC executive committees, and to share your ideas and comments with fellow members and local language professionals.
This season's first event is not to be missed! Join us for fifteen minutes or two hours from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Every language professional has a story to tell about how and why they got into the editing biz. This evening is an opportunity for members and non-members alike to share their tales and experiences. If time permits, a question period will follow, moderated by Barbara Dylla.
Editing ESL Products: Observations from a Teacher Turned Editor with Patrick Johnston
There are many layers in editing material targeted to the English language learner in Quebec. Peeling away at these layers in order to put it all back together into a finished product requires specific skills and experience. If you're passionate about English, well organized and have a good grasp of pedagogy, ESL editing can be a very rewarding part-time job or even a full-fledged career. Let me share with you my transition from teacher to ESL editor.
Patrick Johnston taught English as a second language for 15 years and for the last five years he has been the managing editor of English second language products for a major Quebec publisher. When he's not at his computer editing, you can find him skiing with his son in the Townships, biking with a group near Rougemont or trying a new Jamie Oliver recipe in the family kitchen.