On Sunday, June 8, the Editors' Association of Canada 2014 Conference, Tracking Change: e-Merging Methods and Markets, is hosting another great speed mentoring session. Anyone attending the conference is welcome to sign up for speed mentoring.
Over the lunch break, you'll have a chance to meet with up to 4 mentors for 10–15 minutes to discuss a topic of your choice. This is a great opportunity to meet EAC's senior members and get some valuable advice about your career and next steps.
The deadline to sign up for Speed Mentoring is Friday, May 23.
Please send an email to the speed mentor coordinator with "Speed Mentoring" in the subject line. In your email, please provide a brief description of your background and experience, and indicate any topics or areas of concern you'd like to talk to our mentors about. Please also tell us if there is a particular speed mentor you'd like to meet with.
Our Speed Mentors
Gael Spivak works in communications, including writing and editing, for the federal government and specializes in plain language writing and editing (for science and regulations).
For nearly 20 years Marie-Lynn Hammond has edited everything from UN documents to trade non-fiction, novels, and poetry. In a parallel universe she's a songwriter.
Lisa Jemison is an assistant managing editor, and rights and permissions coordinator for University of Toronto Press. She previously worked for Ontario's Ministry of Education.
Elizabeth Macfie has built a successful editorial business, much of it through personal contacts. She has been presenting on the topic of networking since 2007.
Rachel Stuckey is a freelance editor and writer who has spent the last two years travelling the world while maintaining her Toronto-based freelance business. She specializes in educational publishing and dabbles in travel writing, and books for young readers.
Greg Ioannou has been a freelance editor since 1977, and has edited over 3,000 books, as well as board games, government documents, websites, and bumper stickers.
Sandra Gravel est réviseure et rédactrice agréée. Elle est aussi formatrice en rédaction administrative. Anciennement membre du Conseil d'administration national de l'ACR, Sandra dirige maintenant les travaux du Comité Agrément/Principes. Elle est membre agréée de la Société québécoise de la rédaction professionnelle et membre du Conseil d'administration de l'Association des femmes entrepreneures de Québec.
Not ready for mentoring just yet? You can drop in to the "Not-So-Senior Editors: A Q&A for Beginners" to ask any questions you might have about EAC, membership, or anything else you've been dying to ask. The Q&A is an open drop-in, but you must sign up for Speed Mentoring in advance.
There's still time to register for Conference 2014!
Registration for the conference is still open, but only until Friday, May 23.
One-day, two-day and student options are available—as are discounted rates for EAC members, MagNet's 2014 conference attendees, and members of the Indexing Society of Canada (ISC), the Professional Writers Association of Canada, the Association of Registered Graphic Designers, and Plain Language Association InterNational.
EAC thanks the sponsors of Conference 2014