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Uniquely for you: Speed mentoring and unconference sessions at the Halifax conference

Editors' Association of Canada Conference 2013

Theme: Between the Lines/Entre les lignes
Dates: June 7–9, 2013
Location: Lord Nelson Hotel, Halifax
Registration: Register now!

Speed mentoring

Something on your mind? Need some advice? Sign up for speed mentoring, a 15-minute one-on-one consultation with some of EAC's most highly regarded editors. The speed mentoring session is on Saturday, June 8, from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Speed mentoring offers editors of all experience levels a unique opportunity for advice and feedback from someone who's been there.

Our speed mentors and their specialties:

Barbara Dylla – working as a translator/travailler en tant que traductrice  
Elizabeth d'Anjou – getting started as a freelance editor
Frances Peck – editing for government and other organizations; plain language
Arden Ogg – working with First Nations
Emily Dockrill Jones – marketing yourself

Here's how to sign up for speed mentoring:

  1. You must be registered for the conference to schedule a speed mentoring consultation.
  2. Send your request to, with "Speed Mentoring" in the subject line. The deadline to sign up is Friday, May 17.
  3. Tell us who your top three speed mentors are, in order of preference. We'll accommodate as many first choices as possible.
  4. Let us know if you'd like to talk to more than one speed mentor. We may be able to book up to three consultations for you if schedules allow. Speed mentors will be scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis.
  5. Before the conference, we'll email you your speed mentoring schedule. To make the most of your speed mentoring experience, come prepared with specific questions.

The unconference session for experienced editors

Calling all editors with extensive career experience! Come to a unique unconference session on Sunday, June 9, from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. to swap stories, explore issues and learn from other experienced editors.

Instead of a speaker making a presentation to an audience, an unconference session is a free-form conversation that everyone can join. Session content is essentially created on the spot to reflect the interests and experience of the people in the room. A list of topics will be provided to get things going—although at last year's unconference session in Ottawa the participants ignored the list!

Participants propose discussion topics or ask questions, and can talk about a topic until they're ready to move on to another one.

Participants have told us that the speed mentoring and unconference sessions were worth the price of admission to the conference even if they didn't attend any other sessions.

Register today for EAC Conference 2013—Between the Lines. Registration closes on May 24. Non-members are welcome, so encourage fellow wordsmiths to join us in Halifax from June 7 to 9 for the first EAC conference east of the St. Lawrence!


EAC thanks the sponsors of the conference

Quebec/Atlantic Canada Branch

Access Copyright Foundation


Shambhala Sun Foundation


This message was produced on behalf of the Conference Committee by the national office.