From June 12 to 14, the Editors' Association of Canada (EAC) and the Professional Writers Association of Canada (PWAC) will host the first international conference of editors. Editing Goes Global takes place at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. We invite you to join the global editing and writing community to hear speakers from the US, the UK, Ireland, India, New Zealand and Canada and to connect with communication professionals from around the world during this unparalleled weekend of international networking learning and fun.
Last chance to save on Editing Goes Global
Thoughts turned to spring? Use the Editing Goes Global conference registration discount for the flowers you want to plant on the May long weekend. Until April 30, you can save $100 on the price of the three-day or two-day conference. Savings on the premium seminars and the one-day registration also end on April 30.
Several streams flow through the three days of sessions. Channeling Joni (but not clouds), two freelancers discuss the advantages of wearing two hats, as editors and writers, in "Both Sides Now: Freelancers Combining Writing and Editing," one of the sessions in the Editing stream. In the Networking stream, the international panelists on "Using Social Media: Making Connections, Building Communities" describe their experiences and the advantages of spreading their tendrils through social media, information you can complement by "Honing Your Elevator Speech."
Want to learn more about business practices, self-publishing, networking, statistics, plain language revision, new markets, international editing, effective websites, or running associations? You have the seeds; Editing Goes Global has the nutrients. Register now.
New to the conference this year: speed networking
Inspired by our successful speed mentoring program, this session will give you the chance to meet six other editors in one hour. It's perfect even for introverted editors, as there's no time for small talk. In a structured rotation, you'll get to chat with other editors, one-on-one, in focused seven-minute meetings. (The handout we'll send you in advance will help you plan what to say.)
If you'd like to sign up, send an email to Elizabeth Macfie with "Speed Networking" in the subject line. The sign-up deadline is end of day May 29.
Billeting hosts needed!
We're in need of hosts for several editors who would like to billet. If you live in Toronto, please consider opening your home to a guest. Contact Una Verdandi for further information.
The conference committee is looking for on-site volunteers for the registration desk and the AGM. Help out your organization while gaining valuable skills and getting the chance to network with editors from around the world! To volunteer, please email the volunteer coordinators.
Thursday night kick-off dinner
Catch up with old friends and meet new ones the night before the conference starts! Join us at Il Fornello (214 King St. W) at 6:30 p.m. for dinner and drinks. Gluten-free options are available, and diners will receive separate bills.
If you're planning to attend, please RSVP to Caitlin Stewart with "Thursday Dinner" in the subject line by May 25.
Haven't registered to attend Editing Goes Global yet? What are you waiting for? Advanced-rate discounts are in effect until April 30.
Visit www.EditingGoesGlobal.ca to register now.
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.
Don't forget: Register by April 30 to take advantage of the advanced-rate discounts. We're adding sessions and speakers regularly so check the conference website for the latest updates and be sure to follow the Editing Goes Global team on Twitter (use hashtag #editors15).