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EAC: National e-news update, November 2006

News, events, tips and updates for members of the Editors' Association of Canada

In this issue:

1. NATIONAL OFFICE: EAC welcomes a new executive director
2. ACTIVE VOICE: Read the fall issue online
3. REMINDER: Submit your nomination for the Tom Fairley Award


1. NATIONAL OFFICE: EAC welcomes a new executive director
The EAC national executive council is pleased to announce the appointment of Marta Horban to the position of executive director. Marta is a past executive director of a not-for-profit cultural centre and Toronto student residence, as well as a former editor. She is fluently trilingual (English, French, Ukrainian) and holds an AB (French and Russian) from Bryn Mawr and an MA (Comparative Literature) from the University of Toronto. She has taught French as a Second Language, French translation, Russian literature and several other subjects at Trent University, the University of Western Ontario and the University of Toronto, where she also received an award for her teaching.

Marta replaces outgoing executive director Lynne Massey, who steps down at the end of the year. She will join the office staff on November 20 to commence the orientation and handover period.


2. ACTIVE VOICE: Read the fall issue online
The latest issue of Active Voice is now available on the EAC website. In the fall issue:

  • Certification: Its promise, its launch and its potential impact
  • Just the facts: EAC president Maureen Nicholson puts us to the test
  • Chicago heard EAC! Changes suggested by EAC are being made to The Chicago Manual of Style
  • Grammar grumble: So, so, suck your toe
  • From the desktop: James Harbeck suffers a sea change
  • Readers' corner: The economics of editing (part 2)

TIP: Visit the EAC website to download Active Voice – no password required!

TIP: You'll need Adobe Acrobat Reader to read Active Voice.
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3. REMINDER: Submit your nomination for the Tom Fairley Award
Do you know an editor who's made an outstanding contribution to a work published in Canada in English or French during the 2006 calendar year? If so, now's the time to nominate that person for the 2006 Tom Fairley Award for Editorial Excellence.

This award, which is accompanied by a $2,000 cash prize, recognizes the editor's often invisible contribution to written communication. The award will be presented at the banquet of the EAC conference in Ottawa on June 2, 2007.

Deadlines:
1. Friday, January 12, 2007, for the letter of nomination
2. Friday, January 26, 2007, for the supporting documentation and administration fee

Self-nominations are encouraged.

For complete nomination instructions and other information about the award, see the Tom Fairley Award page.


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