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EAC: National e-news update, November 2007

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

In this issue:

1. CERTIFICATION: EAC rolls out the 2007 tests tomorrow
2. IS YOUR BUSINESS GOING OVERSEAS? Speak out
3. REMINDER: Submit your proposal for Conference 2008


1. CERTIFICATION: EAC rolls out the 2007 tests tomorrow
In keeping with its commitment to promote and maintain the high professional standards of editing, EAC will begin to roll out its 2007 certification tests at seven locations across Canada tomorrow. On Saturday, November 17, EAC will administer its first Copy Editing test, and on Monday, November 19, the Proofreading and Elementary Knowledge of the Publishing Process tests will be administered.

The national executive council congratulates all past and present members of the certification team for devoting their time and skills to developing the certification program. Best wishes to the test-takers.


2. IS YOUR BUSINESS GOING OVERSEAS? Speak out
At the last meeting of the national executive council, some concern was raised about the possibility, and indeed the practice, of publishers and other clients outsourcing editorial jobs to providers across borders and overseas. Are you an editor who has experienced a loss of business to non-Canadian editors? Do you do business with clients based outside Canada? Are you an employer who makes use of non-Canadian editorial service providers? The national executive council wants to hear from you. Vice-president Brendan Wild invites you to participate in the discussion on the Interactive Voice forum. All comments and observations are welcome.

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3. REMINDER: Submit your proposal for Conference 2008
The deadline for proposals for Conference 2008: Editing in the Global Village is fast approaching. If you'd like to be a speaker, workshop leader or discussion moderator at next year's conference in Edmonton, be sure to submit your proposal to the Conference Committee by Friday, November 23. You'll find some general topics for conference sessions on the conference website. Proposals related to this year's theme and suggested topics are encouraged, and other proposals are also welcome.

Conference 2008: Editing in the Global Village takes place from June 6 to 8 at the Shaw Conference Centre in Edmonton, Alberta.


The EAC national e-news update is produced on behalf of the national executive council by the national office.