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Registration is now open for the International Editors Conference 2020 (Montreal, June 19–21, 2020)

Published on: October 24, 2019

Editors Canada is pleased to announce that registration for our 2020 conference, From Papyrus to Pixels: International Editing Trends, is now open!

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Editing goes global again

This will be the 2nd international conference hosted by Editors Canada and we're inviting the world to join us June 19–21 at Le Centre Sheraton hotel in the heart of downtown Montreal, Quebec.

We'll be hosting editors from around the globe for a weekend packed with learning, networking and fun. Our international conference is a bit different from the usual format, offering three full days of programming to maximize your professional development opportunities.

Reasons to attend an international conference

Editors trying to break into freelancing or boost their careers sometimes ask whether attending a conference is a good investment. If it's run by Editors Canada, the answer is an enthusiastic yes. The 2015 Editing Goes Global conference I attended was top of the line.

I attend many conferences, and in my view Editors Canada's are the best of the best, whether you're new to editing or already a professional.

- Carol Saller, United States

Editing Goes Global was my first editors' conference, and my first visit to North America. It was a wonderful experience for me. Editors Canada was kind enough to ask me to sit on two panels. The sessions I attended were fascinating and wide-ranging, but an equally important element for me was meeting many colleagues from Canada, the US, the UK and elsewhere whom I had previously got to know through editors' groups on Facebook.

Editors Canada really knows how to run a conference. If you're considering attending the 2020 international conference, my advice is: do it! You'll be glad you did.

- Brendan O'Brien, Ireland

It is always a pleasure to meet my peers through such events/activities.

The global conference is also a great opportunity to explore other aspects of editing since some cultural realities of editing (e.g. regionalisms, spelling variations, idioms, etc.) vary depending on the region we live in and the location of our clients. Such aspects were at the heart of several invaluable discussions.

- Marie-Christine Payette, Canada

The experience of attending my first conference, and that too an international one, was amazing.

The conference opened my eyes to a world of possibilities, brought in awareness about a lot of things, and helped me make friends for life.

- Vivek Kumar, India

The 2015 Editing Goes Global conference was the first large conference I spoke at. It was a great opportunity to network in the flesh with online friends and colleagues from around the world, to learn from leaders and specialists and experts in every aspect of editing, to commiserate about difficult clients, to share stories about fabulous clients, and to celebrate the fellowship and goodwill of more introverted word nerds than had perhaps ever gathered in one place before.

Plus it was good for business.

- Dick Margulis, United States

Editing Goes Global made the editorial world a lot smaller. As a freelancer, it's too easy to feel isolated in my work. Meeting colleagues from across the globe who share my keen interest in the written word brought home the fact that we're all part of a truly international community.

- Christina Frey, United States

Fun, festivities and further learning opportunities

Don't miss the opening reception on Friday evening or the awards banquet on Saturday evening, where we'll announce the winners of the Tom Fairley Award for Editorial Excellence, the Claudette Upton Scholarship, and the Karen Virag Award.

In addition to our regular conference program, Editors Québec will offer a full day of premium professional development seminars on Friday, June 19.

Register early to save

If you register before April 6, 2020, you can take advantage of the early-bird discount:

  • Attend all three days: $749 (regular $849)
  • Attend for the weekend (Saturday/Sunday): $649 (regular $749)
  • Attend for only one day: $399 (regular $499)

Premium seminars and the banquet are subject to additional fees.

NOTE: once a registration has been processed, it can't be altered. If you'd like to add extra tickets or premium seminars to your registration, you can purchase them separately through the same link. If you have any questions about the registration process, please contact us at

Partnership discounts

Good news! If you are a member of one of Editors Canada's partner organizations, you are eligible for the same discounted rate as Editors Canada members:

  • To attend all three days — $549 (before April 6) or $649 (regular)
  • To attend for the weekend — $449 (before April 6) or $549 (regular)
  • To attend only one day — $299 (before April 6) or $399 (regular)

For the full list of our partner organizations, please visit our website.


Our official conference hotel, Le Centre Sheraton, has a limited number of rooms available at a conference rate of $219/night for single or double occupancy. Book your room online now.

Travelling to Canada

Many visitors to Canada do not need a visa but will still need an Electronic Travel Authorization if arriving in Canada at an airport. This applies to visitors from nearly all countries, including the United States.

Visitors from some countries need travel visas from the Canadian government.  It can take several weeks or months to get a visa authorised, so check the Government of Canada website that lists all the requirements.

If your visa requirements include having an official invitation letter from the conference organizers, we can write one. Send an email with all of the information you need to include (it varies by country) to the conference co-chairs.

Join the conversation on social media

We can't wait to see you all in Montreal this June. Join our Facebook group or follow us on Twitter @EditorCon for updates about the conference program, and use the hashtag #Editors20 to let us know you'll be there!

Sponsorship opportunities

Do you want to reach hundreds of editors, writers and communication professionals? There are plenty of sponsorship and advertising opportunities at our International Editors Conference 2020. Please send an email to for more information.