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
unless otherwise stated. It is located at 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
: For events held at Peroni's, 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 2013-2014
September 21, October 16, November 20.Suggestions/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.
December Networking Event
Date: Tuesday December 10
Time: 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Kick off the holiday season! EAC-QAC invites members and non-members alike for a fun and relaxing evening on Tuesday, December 10. This networking event will be held at the Drinkerie, which is conveniently located near Lionel-Groulx metro and boasts original cocktails and tasty snacks.
This is a great opportunity to meet other members, grow your network, learn more about EAC, and discuss your professional goals for 2014. Bring your business cards!
Join Us! Please RSVP by Monday, December 9.
November Event - Working with Authors Who Are Writing in Their Second Language
Speaker: Geoff Hart
Date: November 20, 2013
As Montreal editors know well, the world is a multilingual place, and there are many interesting and lucrative opportunities for working with authors who are writing in their second (or third) language. Although many of the editing challenges we face remain the same, a whole new layer of difficulty arises from cultural and linguistic differences. Geoff Hart will discuss these challenges—and their solutions—based on his decades of experience working with authors from around the world. The presentation will include examples of how both cultural and linguistic differences affect writing, editing, and the communication between author and editor and will describe strategies for developing a friendly and productive working relationship.
The presentation will be in English, but with a bilingual Q&A session.
Geoff Hart is a Fellow of the Society for Technical Communication, and has worked for more than 20 years with authors from a range of cultures. Most recently, he has specialized in working with Japanese and Chinese scientists who must publish their work in English peer-reviewed journals.
Join Us! Please RSVP by Monday, November 18, 2013 (limited seating)
October Event - It's Not All Greek: Editorial Approaches to Different Types of Scholarly Publications
Speaker: Ryan Van Huijstee
Date: October 16, 2013
Editors of scholarly publications face a range of challenges. Not only are there specialized terminologies for academic disciplines and a variety of citation styles, but there are also many different kinds of scholarly publications with specific styles, intentions, and readerships. Rather than talk about citation styles and jargon, I'll speak about the different kinds of scholarly publications and present ways to approach these different kinds of projects so that authors and editors establish good relationships, work effectively, and make better books as a result of their combined efforts.
Ryan Van Huijstee is the managing editor at McGill-Queen's University Press.
September Schmoozer Event: Meet the EAC National Executive Council
Date: September 21
Time: 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Location: Boccacinos Restaurant (Metro McGill)
What: Drinks and/or dinner (at your own expense)
Did you join EAC for networking opportunities? To learn more about editing? To connect with other editors and language experts? To hear about volunteer opportunities? If so, EAC-QAC’s September Schmoozer is for you!
Members of EAC's new National Executive Council and, of course, QAC's Executive Committee will be present and look forward to meeting you.
If you know anyone who is interested in learning more about the association, please feel free to forward this invitation!