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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 Sunday, June 14, from 2:45 to 3:45.
Speed mentoring offers editors of all experience levels a unique opportunity for advice and feedback from someone who’s been there.
Here are our speed mentors and their specialties:
- Editing math and textbooks
Nancy Foran (in English or French)
- Leveraging a second language
- Working with French in an English environment
- Editing trade non-fiction
- Fiction editing
- Working diplomatically and constructively with writers
- Editing for government, school boards, book publishers, think-tanks, non-profit organizations and individuals
- Health and safety, economics, political science, public policy and Canadian history
- Stylistic, copy and academic editing
- Editing and researching politically sensitive material
- Race, ethnicity, and nationality
- Communicating with authors on these topics
- Editing translations
- Fiction editing
- Landing government contracts
- Writing and editing for marketing and promotions
- Developing and implementing integrated marketing strategies (including social media)
- Medical editing
- Marketing your services
- Looking for work
- Juggling multiple projects
- Estimating accurately
- Juggling full-time self-employment with parenting children
- Building and maintaining good editor–client relationships
Marie-Christine Payette (in English or French)
- Concordance editing
- Education, youth literature
- Serving on the national executive council (NEC)
- Volunteering for EAC
- Running an editing organization
- Academic editing for British publishers
- Editing for government/corporate/institutional clients
- Copy editing
- Plain language editing
- Freelancing (getting started, building your business)
- EAC certification
- Editing ESL science writing
- Copy editing scholarly nonfiction
- Developing a professional presence
Betty R. Robinson
- Developmental editing
- Volunteering for professional development
- Using social media for professional development
- Government perspective on working as a freelancer for government
- Plain language and plain language editing
How to sign up for speed mentoring:
- You must be registered for the conference to schedule a speed mentoring consultation.
- Send your request to email@example.com, with "Speed Mentoring" in the subject line. The deadline to sign up is Monday, June 1.
- Tell us who your top three speed mentors are, in order of preference. We’ll accommodate as many first choices as possible.
- 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.
- 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.