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Last day to register for the 30th anniversary conference

It's official!
We've broken EAC's conference registration record! With 216 people already scheduled to attend, registration for the 30th anniversary has surpassed the record number set back in 1993 when EAC held its first conference. Don't miss this opportunity to join a record number of editors and writers for a weekend of networking, professional development and fun.

If you haven't registered for the 30th anniversary conference yet, don't delay! Registration closes TODAY. Visit the conference website to register now.

The 30th anniversary conference takes place from June 5 to 7 at the 89 Chestnut Conference Centre in downtown Toronto.

Speed mentoring: Spend some quality time with the best in the biz
Are you thinking of a career as an editor, but aren't sure how to get started? Are you a junior editor who feels you would benefit from the insight and wisdom of a more experienced editor? Speed mentoring may be just what you're looking for. Speed mentoring gives you the opportunity to meet with a senior editor who will help dispel the myths and unravel the mysteries of an editing career.

Here's how it works: Once you have registered for the conference, choose an editor you'd like to meet with from the list below. Then email Helena Aalto and let her know your choice. Helena will reply to your message to let you know your meeting time. Meetings are only 20 minutes long, so come prepared with specific questions. Space is limited, and meetings will be set up on a first-come, first-served basis.

Janice Dyer (Certified Professional Editor)
Nancy Flight (trade books, creative non-fiction)
Stephanie Fysh (copy editing, proofreading, young adult fiction, adult, trade non-fiction)
Jennifer Glossop (fiction, non-fiction children's books)
Anita Jenkins (freelance)
Peter Moskos (stylistic and structural editing, plain language, government reports)
Rosemary Shipton (in-house, substantive editing, publishing, education and training)
Jan Walter (book developer, non-fiction publisher)

Spaces still available for the senior editors' roundtable
Spaces are still available for this year's senior editors' roundtable, "Charting your future: A workshop for editors."

Changes in life stage, career direction, market conditions, lines of business and technology can throw us into whitewater—where we may find ourselves up a creek without a paddle. But these times of transition provide a host of valuable opportunities for self-reflection and reinvention.

In this interactive presentation, we will explore the 10 Keys to Triumphing during Transition that will help you to chart a new course for your future.

This session is for editors with a minimum of 10 years' experience. Limit of 15 participants. If you're registered for the 30th anniversary conference and you're interested in joining the senior editors' roundtable, contact Helena Aalto.

Bid for a spot in SFU's Book Editing Immersion Workshop
Simon Fraser University, one of the 30th anniversary conference sponsors, has generously donated a spot in its renowned Book Editing Immersion Workshop (SUMM 412), a six-day workshop held from July 26 to August 1, 2009, at SFU's Harbour Centre campus in downtown Vancouver.

SFU's Book Editing Immersion Workshop attracts students from across Canada. Students will edit manuscripts by published authors, work one-on-one with faculty advisors and attend classroom presentations by faculty and guest speakers.

This top-notch workshop is valued at $1,600. For more information about the workshop, visit

Visit to place your bid now.

The auction closes on June 3, 2009, at 11:03 a.m. EDT.

The Exclamation Mart
Might we suggest some shopping at the conference? You might want to bring a little spending money—and maybe even your holiday gift list.

"The Exclamation Mart," EAC's vendor fair, will be held at 89 Chestnut on Saturday, June 6, from 12:15 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. We hope to tempt you with an artful selection.

Select vendors

Beautifully designed, unique and useful desk accessories

Shop Girls
One-of-a-kind, hand-crafted fashion accessories

Superbly crafted elegant journals (at surprisingly reasonable prices)

Sandra Gulland
Internationally best-selling novels, personally autographed

Brush Dance
Charming magnets with thoughtful messages—the perfect little takeaway

Culture Books
Notebooks featuring spectacularly photographed cover art

Stationery, cards and bookmarks made with exquisite Japanese papers

Plus, a selection of greeting cards, EAC books, Certification Study Guides and more. A portion of the proceeds from the vendor fair benefit EAC. Cash, cheques, MasterCard and VISA accepted.

Don't forget
Registration for the 30th anniversary conference closes TODAY. Visit the conference website to register now.

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