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Come for the AGM, stay for speed mentoring

 

Editors Ottawa–Gatineau will close out its season May 17 with its annual general meeting, followed by a couple of rounds of speed mentoring. 

We will start the evening with our annual AGM, which will include a recap of this year's highlights, as well as elections for next year's Executive.

Get expert advice and fresh perspectives from our Seven Sages on your editing business or career. Whether you’re just starting out, changing the focus of your career or wanting to discuss specific editing challenges with a peer who’s been there, the Sages will have…advice.

You’ll need to make a reservation, though, by emailing Tom Vradenburg by Friday, May 12. State your preference for up to three Sages—we’ll do what we can to match you up, according to demand. Each session will last 15 minutes.

The Seven Sages and their specialties are

Laura Byrne Paquet: freelancing, copy editing, proofreading, government work, journalism, travel writing, genre fiction writing and editing, social history writing, blogging, teaching

Moira White: teaching editing and writing, building a diversified business, substantive editing, copy editing, plain language editing and writing, government reports

Elizabeth Macfie: copy editing, stylistic editing, proofreading, comparative reading of translations, training (groups and one-on-one coaching), style guide development, business networking, indexing, conference session delivery

Christine LeBlanc (Dossier Communications): marketing (for your clients and yourself), social media, event promotion, integrated communication strategies, project management (ranging from textbooks to journals), freelancing, editing and writing

Marion Soublière: winning Government of Canada contracts, writing and editing for the federal government (web writing, and plain language writing and editing), social media, copy editing, proofreading

Beverly Ensom: copy editing, proofreading, freelancing, prep for certification, transition from in-house to freelance, government work, House of Commons work

Carolyn Brown: scientific and medical editing and writing, managerial positions in editing, making the move to freelancing, money management, teaching and public speaking, stylistic editing, certification

When: Wednesday, May 17, 6:30 pm
Christ Church Cathedral, 414 Sparks St., Lackey Room, 6:30 p.m.
Free for members; $10 for non-members