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Editors British Columbia

Who Are We?

We are the British Columbia branch of Editors Canada, a professional organization of more than 1,500 members coast to coast and more than 200 in British Columbia.

Since 1979, our contributions to the Canadian publishing community have been recognized by publishers, business, government, private and public institutions, and individuals.

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News and Events

  • Our next professional development seminars will be will be Business Planning Your Way to Success and Finding and Managing Good Clients, both with Heidi Turner on January 28, and Editing Non-Fiction Book Proposals with Trena White on February 25.

  • Want to learn about infographics and data visualization? Come to our monthly meeting on Wednesday, February 15, and find out how to communicate in the age of social media.

  • The West Coast Editor, the newsletter of Editors BC, is available at Our past issues in PDF format are still available on the Editors BC site at our newsletter page.

  • Interested in what’s happening across the country? Check out the new Editors Canada seminars page, where you can search the seminar offerings by province and plan your training adventures! 

  • Missed a meeting? Many past meetings have been recorded and are available to members (sign-in is required). Check in regularly for more!

  • Sign up for our mailing list to get notices about upcoming events.


Looking for an Editor?

A professional editor can supplement your regular staff, supervise a project from start to finish, or simply provide a few hours of expertise. Here’s how to find the editor you need:

  1. Contact the Editors BC job hotline coordinator at Our hotline coordinator will broadcast your request to our 200+ branch members. An interested—and available—editor will then contact you. Please include as much detail as possible about your project and the type(s) of editing you’re looking for.
  2. Search Editors Canada’s Online Directory of Editors and contact the candidates you’re interested in directly.

More helpful advice can be found by taking a look at Editors Canada’s Hire an Editor page. 


Membership Information

Editors Canada members with a British Columbia address are automatically members of the BC branch. The Join Editors Canada page will take you to everything you need to know about joining Editors Canada, including types of memberships, annual dues, and both online and downloadable application forms. 


Professional Development Seminars

Editors BC attracts a wide range of industry experts to teach our popular one-day professional development seminars. Register early to take advantage of our great early bird pricing.