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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

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Non-members

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IN MARCH (MONTREAL): Table ronde sur la terminologie [terminology roundtable]

(Presentations in French)

Don’t miss this unique chance to learn more about terminology while taking advantage of the opportunity to mix with members of Editors Québec. Please confirm your attendance before Tuesday, March 10, 2020.

Date: Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Time: Roundtable at 6:00 pm followed by an hour of networking beginning at 7:00 pm
Place: Café Chez l’éditeur, located at 7240 rue Saint-Hubert, in the Villeray district of Montreal
Cost to attend in person: : $10 for members and students (presentation of student card required at the door); $15 for non-members.
Cost to attend online: $5 for members and students; $7.50 for non-members.
Public transit: A few steps from the Jean-Talon metro station
By car: On-street parking

Editors Québec invites you to its first ever get-together about terminology, in collaboration with Secter, the certified terminologists’ committee of the Ordre des traducteurs, terminologues et interprètes agréés du Québec (OTTIAQ). Set up as a roundtable, the invited terminologists will talk about their profession and the value it adds to the work that editors do.

Panelists' biographies
Nycole Bélanger
studied translation and linguistics at the Université de Montréal. For more than twenty years, she managed linguistic services in large companies: Air Canada, Canadian National, Glaxo Wellcome. After that, for nearly fifteen years she occupied the post of professional training manager in the linguistics and translation department of the Université de Montréal. Nycole Bélanger is a member of OTTIAQ, certified as a translator and terminologist. She is responsible for the certified terminologists’ committee of the OTTIAQ.

Carlos del Burgo holds a master’s degree in translation and a bachelor’s in English. He worked in-house for about fifteen years: as a translator at Simpson’s, Sun Life, Pratt & Whitney, and in two translation agencies including La Langagerie; he was a terminologist at Bell. As a freelancer for the past thirty years, he has worked a lot in aeronautics and defense. He teaches translation and terminology at the Université de Montréal, Concordia and McGill. He is a mentor (translation and terminology) at OTTIAQ, member of the terminology committee and author of the terminology column in L’antenne express, as well as various articles in Meta and in Circuit. He is also a SQRP-certified writer.

Claude Brodeur is a member of the certified terminologists’ committee of OTTIAQ and, as such, helps spread the word about the value of the terminology profession at roundtables on terminological practice. She studied at the Université de Montréal and holds a bachelor’s degree in linguistics and a master’s in applied linguistics specialized in terminology, as well as having done a foundation course in translation. For many years she practiced as a professional terminologist before taking on positions as editor and editorial manager at large insurance companies, notably Manulife, Canada Life and Great-West, as well as in a big translation office in Montreal. For the past three-plus years, she has held the position of consultant in the linguistics department at the risk-management company Willis Towers Watson.

Nathalie Bonsaint earned a bachelor’s degree in translation from Université Laval and a master’s in applied linguistics and terminology from the Université de Montréal. Since 2004, she has been a language and terminology counsellor in the information department of Radio-Canada. Before that she held a variety of positions as a translator and editor in both the private sector and the public service. She is a member of the terminology committee at Radio-Canada, of the language formalization committee at the Office québécois de la langue française, and as a certified terminologist on the pan-Canadian terminology committee of the Ordre des traducteurs, terminologues et interprètes agréés du Québec.

Event coordinator: Marie-Hélène Cadieux

 

 

IN FEBRUARY (QUEBEC CITY): Québec City editors are networking!

Date: Thursday, February 27, 2020
Time: from 6:00 to 9:00 pm
Place: Soupe et Cie (522, 3e Avenue, Limoilou)
Cost: free (meals and drinks at your expense)
Public transit: Métrobus 801

What could be better than a meal of steaming hot soup or maybe a comforting tartare for our February meeting? Editors Québec’s next networking event in the Vieille Capitale will take place at Soupe et Cie in Limoilou. Bundle up and come out to meet other editors in a cozy atmosphere!

Enjoy an evening together for the simple pleasure of conversation.

Note: By registering for an activity, you commit to being there. It is important that the number of places we reserve at the restaurant is the same as the number of people who show up, although we understand that an emergency can occur. That said, it must be a real emergency. We are counting on your usual great cooperation. Thank you!

 

IN DECEMBER (QUEBEC CITY): Join us in Celebrating the Holidays!

Since most editors work alone, we thought that throwing a made-to-measure Holiday party for them would be a good idea. The plans include a home-made buffet, a festive atmosphere, surprise presents and more! Sign up for this first holiday dinner organized by Editors Québec in the Vieille Capitale and be part of a new tradition! It’ll be an evening to remember!

Date: Thursday, December 5, 2019
Time: from 6:00 to 10:00 pm
Location: Éditions du Septentrion (835 avenue Turnbull, Quebec City)
Public transit: Métrobus 800 or 801
Cost: $20 for non-members and $15 for members and students affiliates (BYOB)

Cancellation and refund: All cancellation requests must be received by Monday, December 2, 2019 at the latest. No refund will be granted after that date. If the event is cancelled by Editors Québec you will not be charged.

Event coordinators: France Brûlé and Marie-Élaine Gadbois

 

IN DECEMBER (MONTREAL): Holiday Dinner

Editors Québec invites members, student affiliates and non-members to come celebrate the end of the year at its holiday dinner that will be held at Restaurant Eugene on Wednesday, December 18, 2019. Take advantage of the opportunity to meet colleagues, broaden your network, learn more about Editors Québec and have a chance to win one of the door prizes!

Date: Wednesday, December 18, 2019
Time: Cocktails starting at 5:30, dinner at 6:00
Location: Restaurant Eugene, 1251, rue Champlain, Montreal
Cost: $35 for members and student affiliates, and $45 for non-members (includes three-course dinner including taxes and tip, and one drink). Additional drinks will be charged to the participant.
By public transit: A five-minute walk from the Papineau metro station
By car: On-street parking

Cancellation and refund: All cancellation requests must be received by Friday, December 13, 2019 at the latest. No refund will be granted after that date. If the event is cancelled by Editors Québec you will not be charged.

Event coordinator: Marie-Hélène Cadieux

 

IN OCTOBER (MONTREAL): Special networking event with Linguistic Services Managers

(Presentations in French; networking either in French or in English)

What better time than the beginning of the new season to sharpen your tools! Editors Quebec invites you to a networking event where you will have the chance to meet people who work in linguistic services and translation firms. Who knows? These meetings might lead to working together in the future!

Date: Thursday, October 24, 2019, at 5 p.m.
Location: Restaurant Essence, 2001, Robert-Bourassa Blvd, suite 307, Montréal 
Public transit: Close to McGill Station

Cost: Free (for members and student affiliates only)

For this special event, Editors Quebec will be joining the Association des conseils en gestion linguistique (ACGL) for their annual cocktail. This special invitation from ACGL will allow you to get to know their members better, members who work in language services and with whom we share many similar professional objectives. Both of our associations will use this opportunity to launch their respective programming for the 2019-2020 season.

This free activity is reserved for Editors Canada members and student affiliates, and ACGL members.

Event coordinator: Marie-Hélène Cadieux

 

 

IN OCTOBER (QUEBEC CITY): “Professional Editors: What do they eat in Winter?”

Dinner & Discussion, hosted by France Brûlé

Date: Thursday, October 24, 2019
Time: 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Location: Restaurant Momento (2480 chemin Sainte-Foy, Quebec City)
Public transit: Métrobus 807
Cost: $40 for non-members and $30 for members (includes 3-course meal, taxes and tip)

What is an editor? What role does an editor play? What can we expect from such a language expert? How can an editor meet client expectations within imposed deadlines and budgets? How can the feeling of accomplishment be reconciled with mandates that focus solely on the "prescriptive" aspect? These are some of the questions that will feed the discussion led in French by France Brûlé, an experienced editor who has long reflected on the subject, especially while preparing her master’s thesis.

Come and talk with other professionals over a good meal! This first Dinner & Discussion organized by Editors Québec in the Vieille Capitale will be an opportunity to reflect on the craft of editing in a convivial setting.

Event coordinators: France Brûlé et Marie-Élaine-Gadbois

Cancellation and refund: All cancellation requests must be received by Monday, October 21, 2019 at the latest. No refund will be granted after that date. If the event is cancelled by Editors Québec you will not be charged.

 

 

IN SEPTEMBER: Quebec City editors are networking!

Date: Thursday, September 12, 2019
Time: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. (and possibly later…)
Place: Ginger Restaurant (3031 Laurier Blvd., Quebec)
Price: Free (drinks at your own expense)
Public transit: Bus 11 or Metrobus 801 followed by a 600 m walk

Mark this Happy Hour on your calendar! We look forward to announcing the exciting 2019-2020 series of networking activities for Editors Quebec in the Old Capital! Cocktail in hand, you will also have the opportunity to network with editors like you. Please note that you can also have a meal after Happy Hour.