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.
Meet presenter Katharine O'Moore-Klopf
EAC is pleased to welcome many international speakers to this year's conference. Katharine O'Moore-Klopf is managing editor for the Journal of Urgent Care Medicine and edits journal manuscripts for non-native English speakers. She is based in East Setauket, New York.
Why are you coming to this conference?
I've been an editor for 30 years now, but just like every other editor out there, I want to keep learning. It's too easy to become set in one's ways about English usage and editing methods. With so many nations represented at the conference, there will be opportunities to learn about usage in many different "Englishes" for many different audiences, and to learn about different editing methods and tools.
What do you hope to experience?
I'm so excited about the opportunity to meet editors from around the world whom I've gotten to know via Facebook! Editing is a universal language, so no matter where each of us lives, we will all feel at home because we'll be with our worldwide tribe.
What do you hope to take home with you?
I hope to take home inspiration from all the editors I'll meet with different editing experiences and at different stages of their careers.
Session hosts needed
Want to get up close and personal with Editing Goes Global speakers? Become a conference session host.
What does hosting a session involve? You introduce speakers at the beginning of their session, remind them to wrap up when it's time to do so, kick off the question period – with a question of your own, if you wish – and wrap up the session when it's time. Making connections and building your networks are just two of the bonuses of this valuable volunteer role.
Speed mentoring is back!
In the last conference e-blast we described speed mentoring as a focused 15-minute one-on-one Q&A that can be stimulating, enlightening and career-altering. Others have described it as just plain wonderful. This year we're expanding this wildly popular program to include sessions dedicated to mentoring students in editing and publishing programs.
Do you want to be an editing consultant who As the Qs and helps guide fellow and aspiring editors at a crossroads, with a problem, or with an idea? Email Joanna Odrowaz with a brief bio and list of topics you would most like to talk about.
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).