FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Toronto, October 3, 2011—The Editors' Association of Canada (EAC) is pleased to announce it has launched its first official twig in the Kitchener-Waterloo-Guelph (KWG) region in Ontario.
Since EAC was established in 1979, the national association has grown to six branches in major centres across Canada. EAC has developed a new twig structure to help editors in smaller centres connect with each other. Official twigs can be started with five or more members, and receive operating funding from the national association.
"We started the Kitchener-Waterloo-Guelph twig to make it easier to meet and network with editors in our own communities. For many years, Toronto has been the hub for EAC's Ontario members, but for editors from the KWG area, that's a long way to go," says Waterloo-based editor John Green. "Our twig has a page on the EAC website so local editors can find us. We're also planning local meetings and professional development events."
Is setting up a twig worth the effort? Green thinks it is. "I encourage editors in areas outside of other branch cities to seek out colleagues in their local area and see what kinds of support they can offer each other," he says. "It takes commitment from group members to start up and keep things going, but the socializing, networking and professional development benefits make it worthwhile."
For more information about the KWG twig, contact one of the two coordinators:
For more information about creating an official twig, contact a director of branches and twigs:
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About the Editors' Association of Canada
The Editors' Association of Canada/Association canadienne des réviseurs began in 1979 as the Freelance Editors' Association of Canada to promote and maintain high standards of editing. EAC is the voice of editors in Canada, with more than 1,600 members, both salaried and freelance, who work in the corporate, technical, government, not-for-profit and publishing sectors. EAC's professional development programs and services include certification, an annual conference, seminars, guidelines for fair pay and working conditions, and networking with other associations. EAC has regional branches in British Columbia, Prairie Provinces, Saskatchewan, Toronto, the National Capital Region and Quebec/Atlantic Canada, and a new twig in Kitchener-Waterloo-Guelph. www.editors.ca
Editors' Association of Canada
Association canadienne des réviseurs
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