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Editors Canada Conference Sessions And Speakers Announced!

Published on: April 14, 2023


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Time to register for Editors Canada’s first in-person conference since 2019!  

Editors 23: Editors in Real Life takes place June 17 and 18, 2023 at Toronto Metropolitan University.

We’ve already announced our two amazing keynote speakers, Aimee Wall, longstanding French-English translator and novelist, and David Robertson, Indigenous author of multiple books including When We Were Alone and The Barren Grounds. Now we wanted to share a sneak peak of our speaker lineup!  

The full conference schedule will be available soon, but here’s a taste of what is to come at Editors in Real Life.

Featured sessions

Amy J. Schneider will present on Conscious Language and Copyediting Fiction. This general session will discuss how and when a copyeditor should call out and suggest revisions for potentially harmful language. Topics include descriptions of characters, spotting bias in action and dialogue, useful resources for keeping up with current discussions of conscious language, and more. 

James Harbeck will speak on Love, Desire, and Tension: Structural Editing of Nonfiction. Good nonfiction structure is all about the tension between the reader’s desire and its fulfillment. James’s talk, for novices, will delve into the editor’s role of maintaining and nurturing this tension, including examples and techniques.

Tanya Gold will give a presentation for mid-career editors on Exploring “Passive” Income Possibilities for Editors Who Need Flexibility. A lot of people with chronic illness and disabilities find it challenging to work regular hours and to predict what their schedules will be like. In this interactive workshop, Tanya will discuss some ways to increase income that can be developed and maintained on one’s own time. Participants will reflect on the content they’ve likely already created, ways to repackage it, and ways to promote content that can be done when they have the capacity. 

Dick Margulis will speak on  Guiding the Self-Publishing Process. This general session will show how editors can help guide a client to publish their book the right way, giving them the added value of navigation through the book publishing and production process.

Michelle Waitzman will speak about Real-World Networking for Editors. As the world eases back into live networking, this interactive session will provide editors with fresh ideas on who to connect with and how to present themselves professionally (without all the awkwardness).

…and so much more! Visit the conference website to see all the conference sessions and speakers.


Virtual Access

For those who cannot attend in person, we will be uploading all sessions to PheedLoop after the conference. They will remain available for purchase for three months.

Visit the conference website to learn more.

Register early to save

Members of Editors Canada and our partner organizations always register at discounted rates, but if you register before April 24, 2023, you can take advantage of the early-bird discount to save even more. Visit our website for the full list of our partner organizations.

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Act fast because registration is strictly limited!

To accommodate a cautious return to in-person events that take place indoors, as well as any attendee hesitance about gathering sizes, this will be a smaller conference with strictly limited capacity. Just 150 conference registrations will be sold. Make sure you’re on the list!

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