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Build your network! Come out of isolation! Networking events give you an opportunity to network and socialize with fellow editors, proofreaders, translators, and other language professionals. Whether you are a new or a potential EC member, you will meet the Quebec branch executive and learn more about us. Occasionally, invited editors or professionals in related fields will be on hand to share their experience, knowledge, tricks and tips in an informal atmosphere.

When and Where

The date, time and place of each meeting, as well as other pertinent information are provided in the announcement of each activity. Meetings are most often held in Montréal. If you would like to organize a meeting in your region, let us know so that we can share your invitation with all our members and partners, and publicize it on our website.

Admission

Editors Canada members: free
Non-members $10 or $15 (depending on the event)

Unless otherwise indicated, all meal or refreshment costs are covered individually.

Suggestions/Ideas

If you would like to share your experience and knowledge or enhance your speaking portfolio, let us know.
Or if you have suggestions for discussion/presentation topics or knowledgeable presenters, please share your ideas with us.

Non-members

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“Entre Nous” Cocktail: the tradition continues

The Editors Québec Executive Committee invites you to the third edition of our “Entre Nous” cocktail.
On the schedule, starting at 6:00 PM: free buffet, networking and chat time. Take advantage of this last event of the year, open only to Editors Canada members and student affiliates, to create professional links and build friendships. Your representatives on the Executive Committee will be there to listen to your comments and answer your questions. The Annual General Meeting will follow at 7:30 PM.

Date:  Wednesday, June 5
Time:  6 PM
Place:  Centre Saint-Pierre (CSP), Room 204 – Ronald-Asselin
Directions by public transit: Metro station Papineau or Berri-UQAM
Directions by car:   Rue Panet is accessible from Boulevard René-Lévesque (opposite the CBC building); paid parking is available at the Centre Saint-Pierre

Cost:  Free entry and buffet

 

Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Editors Québec, a branch of Editors Canada

Date:     Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Time:     7:30–9:00 p.m.
Location:  Centre Saint-Pierre (CSP)
By public transit: Close to Metro Berri-UQAM or Papineau
By car: Access to Rue Panet from Boulevard René-Lévesque (opposite CBC building); paid parking at CSP

The AGM will begin at 7:30 p.m. immediately following the “Entre nous” cocktail. The Executive committee will present the 2018-2019 Annual Report followed by the appointment of the committee members for our next season. As last year, Editors Québec members will be able to participate online at the AGM through our webinar provider, Zoom.us. You must register ahead of time in order to participate using Zoom.

Join us in person or online for the AGM!
Registration closes: Sunday, June 2, 2019, at 11:59 p.m.

If you join us online:
– Once you have registered, you will receive a confirmation email that contains a unique URL to access the AGM (which takes place on Wednesday, June 5, 2019) on Zoom.us.
– Only one person can use each unique URL. This URL has been personalized for you. Please do not share it. If another person uses your unique URL before you, you will not be able to log into the meeting.
– Log into the Zoom.us platform using your registration URL at least 10 to 15 minutes ahead of the meeting time to check that everything is working and to become familiar with the virtual meeting room.

 

MAY Quebec City Editors Networking Event!

Date: Thursday, 30 May 2019
Time: 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Place: Paris Grill Restaurant (2820, boulevard Laurier, Complexe Jules-Dallaire, Québec)
Cost: Participation free; meals and drinks paid for individually
Directions (public transportation): Take Métrobus 801 or 802

Whether or not you are a member of Editors Canada, student or employed, in-house or free-lance, beginner or experienced—come and consult with other editors before the beautiful weather and holidays are upon us! This will be an excellent opportunity to make the most of others’ advice and counsel, or just unwind in pleasant company! Come and exchange at this informal event.

Event Coordinators: France Brûlé and Marie-Élaine Gadbois

 

APRIL Quebec City Editors Networking Event!

The return of the robins brings renewed opportunities for our Quebec editors to resume networking! Take part in this first evening activity of the year and meet other professionals who share your experience. This event will also serve as an occasion to offer your thoughts about upcoming networking events in the “Old Capital”

Date: Thursday, 11 April 2019
Time: 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Place: Cosmos Lebourgneuf Restaurant (5700, boulevard des Galeries, local 103, Québec)
Cost: Free, but meals and drinks at your own expense
Directions (public transportation): Take Métrobus 803
Directions by car: Take Autoroute Robert-Bourassa North to exit “boulevard Lebourgneuf”

 

Meet your National Executive Council (NEC)

Your national executive council will be meeting in Montreal on March 30 and 31 and would love to mingle with you and find out more about what you want and need from Editors Canada.

We are proposing two separate events, in the hopes that one (or both) of them will suit your schedule and mood.
Friday, March 29, 5 to 7 p.m. (drop in): Drinks at the lounge. Best Western Ville-Marie, 3407 Peel Street (Le Parmigiano Restaurant & Lounge)
Saturday, March 30, from 5:30 p.m.  RSVP! Drinks/dinner. Firegrill, 1490 Stanley Street

 
 

LITERARY EDITING WORKSHOP (FULL)

(Presentations in French)

Would you like to edit manuscripts and work in the literary field? Editors Québec has something for you! Following the success of the February 2018 publishing roundtable, the association now offers you the chance to explore fiction editing with the valuable advice of an experienced literary editor.

Date: Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Time: Editing workshop from 6:00 to 8:30 pm, followed by a discussion period with the editor, and networking among colleagues
Location: Halte 24/7, 4284 rue de La Roche, between Rachel and Mont-Royal, in Montreal, Québec
Public transit: Mont-Royal metro station; one-day parking tags are available at the reception desk and cost $6  

Cost: Free for members and students (presentation of student card at the door required), and $10 for non-members.

This workshop will allow you to apply your knowledge while you learn the field’s rules and usages in a literary context. Once registered, you will receive a short story to edit in advance, in the comfort of your own home. Then, the evening of the event, Julie-Jeanne Roy, a seasoned literary editor, will edit the text in a plenary session. With the workshop participants, she will work over the short story with a fine-toothed comb, discuss the various revisions brought by each of them, and offer recommendations and advice based on her professional experience.

This is an ideal opportunity to benefit from her judicious advice. Julie-Jeanne will also take advantage of it to discuss her own career path and to respond to your questions about the world of literary editing.

Biographical notes on Julie-Jeanne Roy
Julie-Jeanne Roy has been practising as an editor for more than 15 years. Over that time, she has worked for a number of magazines and publishing houses. She has been literary manager and editorial assistant at Éditions de la Courte Échelle and La Mèche. She is also a manuscript evaluator, editor and translator.

Seize this unique opportunity to apply your knowledge to a work of fiction and to learn more about this field. In addition, take advantage of the occasion to talk with members of the Editors Québec branch.

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