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Editors/Réviseurs Canada is a volunteer based organization. Offering a few hours of your time is a great way to meet other editors, proofreaders, translators and linguists, learn about Editors Quebec/Atlantic Canada and provide you with networking opportunities.
Volunteers in our branch are supported by the Executive Committee members and branch administrator. Your commitment can be as little as a couple of hours for a time-specific, event-based project or event. Anyone wishing to lead projects, develop strategies, or put their skills and experience to work in a meaningful way is welcome to fill a more permanent position. Become part of a great community - volunteer for Editors Quebec/Atlantic Canada!
For more information on any of these positions, please contact our Branch Administrator.
Social Media Committee
Editors Quebec/Atlantic Canada is seeking a creative and dynamic individual to build/create and manage our social media campaigns. As the volunteer Social Media Chair, you will drive the research and implementation of a bilingual social media strategy for Editors Quebec/Atlantic Canada and use social media to promote the branch, editors and events. The ideal candidate is bilingual, has experience working with social media tools (Twitter, Facebook, Google+), is willing to update pages regularly, and lives anywhere in Quebec or Atlantic Canada. We're also looking for coordinators to help support our social media efforts.
The Communications Chair is responsible for publicizing and communicating news and events regarding Editors Quebec/Atlantic Canada to its membership and to the community at large.
The Communications Chair's work is made easier through the support of volunteer members. Any member in good standing is eligible to join this committee. No previous experience is necessary. Since the duties of committee members can be done via email, these positions are perfect for people who live outside the Montreal area.
Translators and Editors
Unlike the other branches of Editors/Réviseurs Canada, Editors Quebec/Atlantic Canada has the challenge of providing services and information in both English and French. The branch is therefore always in need of someone who can translate its communications documents, primarily from English to French, but sometimes also from French to English. The translation tasks are often quite short (just a paragraph or two); some, occasionally, are longer. Ditto for editing tasks. Send us your name if you'd like to practise or share your translation and/or editing skills on an ad-hoc basis. Having a team of volunteer translators would ensure our communications go out in a timely (and well-written) fashion.
Professional Development Committee
Editors Quebec/Atlantic Canada strives to provide professional development opportunities to its members by offering a variety of seminars and workshops. These activities have proven to be very popular with both members and non members. . The Professional Development Chairs (English and French) are looking for members to help instructors set up, clean up, and run seminars, introduce the organization to non-member participants, and write a brief summary of the event. The bonus: you get to sit in on the seminar for free!.
Programs/Social Events Committee
Social events are a great way to meet other members, network and simply to have fun! The Membership/Social Events Chair is responsible for organizing and publicizing membership networking activities and social events. Committee members are creative people who come up with venues, themes, find speakers (or offer to be one) on any editing- or language-related subject. Sometimes we need help with something special—from working miracles with a spreadsheet to planning a party. Do you have an idea for an outing or event? We would love to hear from you!