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Recruiting EAC Conference Buddies

Are you excited about EAC's conference because you'll be meeting new people? Or are you anxious about EAC's conference because you won't know very many people? 

EAC's Conference Buddies matches outgoing editors with shy editors. We'll arrange pairs or small groups that can meet up at the start of the conference day, sit together at full-group sessions and lunches, and get together at breaks and social events.

Conference Buddies is optional—you don't have to join. But if you do want some Conference Buddies, email Helena Aalto by Friday, May 15. Be sure to identify yourself as shy or outgoing and include your contact information, where you're coming from and where you'll be staying during the conference. Feel free to include information about yourself that you'd like us to know as well—especially if it might help us find your matches.

When we've matched all Conference Buddies, we'll put the groups in touch with one another so they can coordinate to meet up at the conference.

Whether you're outgoing or shy, you'll have an even better time at the conference if you join Conference Buddies. We look forward to hearing from you.

New conference sessions announced

Diagnosis: Editor! A panel discussion on medical editing
Saturday, June 6 at 10:00 a.m.
Medical texts can run the gamut from health-care articles for the layperson to complex clinical reviews for geneticists—and they all need an editor. Join us for an interactive panel discussion on working with pharmaceutical companies, publishing houses, medical communication agencies and more, in the capacity of both medical editor and writer.

Speed mentoring
Saturday, June 6 at 11:15 a.m.
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.

Superstar editors
Sunday, June 7 at 11:30 a.m.
Meet four of the most respected in-house editors from Canada's highest-profile book publishers. These superstars have worked with hundreds of authors, from the well-known to the up-and-coming. In this fascinating and fast-paced panel discussion, they'll share some of their hard-won wisdom while discussing time and market pressures, publishing trends and the challenges of editing big-name and first-time authors.

There's still time to join the fun and excitement!

Visit the 30th anniversary conference website to register today.


The Lieutenant Governor of Ontario extends best wishes to EAC on its 30th anniversary

The Honourable David C. Onley, O.Ont.


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