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Conference Colour Scheme
 

Navigating 40 Years

Navigating Our Story

Navigating Our Markets

Navigating Our Business

Navigating Language and Diversity

Navigating Techniques and Technologies

 

Main Events

Pre-Conference Dinner

Thursday, June 6
5:30 - 8:00 pm
Restaurante a Mano
1477 Lower Water Street (Bishops Landing)
Halifax, N.S.
RSVP here -- deadline June 3!

 

Walking Tour of Halifax

Friday, June 7
9:00 - 11:00 am
Meet in the lobby of Westin Nova Scotian
RSVP here

 

Welcome Reception

Friday, June 7
5:30 - 7:30 pm
Westin Nova Scotian

 

Editors Canada AGM

Saturday, June 8
3:30 - 5:30 pm
Westin Nova Scotian

 

Banquet & Cocktails

Saturday, June 8
6:30 - 10:00 pm
Westin Nova Scotian

 

 

 

FRIDAY, JUNE 7 / VENDREDI 7 JUIN
Pre-Conference Seminars / Séminaires précongrès

*Friday pre-conference seminars are not included in the cost of conference registration. You can register for these seminars separately.

 

Harbour Suite A Harbour Suite B

*Session 1 / Séance 1
9:00 to 12:00 pm /
9h à 12h

Shifting the Conversation: Bringing Indigenous Stories to Readers
Rhonda Kronyk

Eight-Step Editing: Finding and Fixing Common Readability Problems Elizabeth d’Anjou

*Session 2 / Séance 2
1:00 to 4:00 pm /
13h à 16h

Be BOLD! Making Your Own Opportunities Laura Poole

Macros 101: Work Smarter, Not Harder
Amy J. Schneider

 

Welcome Reception / Réception d’accueil
The Westin Nova Scotian Hotel
5:30 - 7:30 pm / 17h30  à 19h30

SATURDAY, JUNE 8 / SAMEDI 8 JUIN

 

Commonwealth A

Maritime

Harbour Suite A

Harbour Suite B

Lunenburg

8 to 8:45 am /
8h à 8h45

BREAKFAST / PETIT DÉJEUNER

8:45 to 9:30 am /
8h45 à 9h30

OPENING KEYNOTE / DISCOURS D’OUVERTURE: LINDEN MACINTYRE – Commonwealth A

9:30 to 9:45 am /
9h30 à 9h45

BREAK / PAUSE

Session 1 / Séance 1
9:45 to 10:45 am /
9h30 à 9h45

Funny words: Editing sketch comedy
Mike Allison

Les hauts et les bas de la vie de pigiste
Pauline Côté 

"How to be both knife and spoon": Five essential approaches from the (poetry) editor's editors
Clare Goulet

Revised Editors Canada guidelines for editing student work Virginia McGowan and Gael Spivak

Be BOLD: Making your own opportunities (advanced) Laura Poole

10:45 to 11 am /
10h45 à 11h

BREAK / PAUSE

Session 2 / Séance 2
11:00 to 12:00 pm / 
11h à 12h

A very special editor-author relationship Jen Powley, Brenda Conroy, Ben DuPlessis, Kira Daube and Lorri Neilsen Glenn

Making smart choices: Which freelance projects are right for you?
Michelle Waitzman and Jess Shulman

Moving beyond nostalgia: Telling Acadian stories
today / Au-delà de la nostalgie: Raconter des histoires acadiennes aujourd’hui

Simon Thibault [bilingue / bilingual]

Once upon an editor: Editing children’s picture books
Whitney Moran

Macros 201: The shell game (advanced)
Amy Schneider

12:00 to 1:00 pm /
12h à 13h

LUNCH / DÉJEUNER

Session 3 / Séance 3
1:00 to 2:00 pm / 
13h à 14h

Negotiating the truth: Drawing the line in creative nonfiction Kim Pittaway and Dean Jobb

“Far from a colour-blind utopia”: The contours of enslaved Black agency in early Canada
Melissa Shaw

Is editing a profession yet? 
Iva Cheung and Jeanne McKane

Bad graphs: Editing graphs for readability, fairness, and impact Robin Marwick

Navigating funding proposals: Editors adding value
Cathy McPhalen, Rhonda Kronyk and Becka Barker

2 to 2:15 pm /
14h à 14h15

BREAK / PAUSE

Session 4 / Séance 4
2:15 to 3:15pm / 
14h15 à 15h15

Life begins at 40: The future of editing Wendy Barron, Marianne Ward, Clare Goulet and Heather Buzila (moderator)

Publish or perish: Editing scholarly papers for ESL authors Glenna Jenkins

Are you certifiable? Preparing for the Editors Canada certification exams Jess Shulman

Mi'kmaw culture – A balance of past and present
Theresa Meuse

Winning contracts with the Government of Canada
Marion Soublière

3:15 to 3:30 pm /
15h15 à 15h30

BREAK & AGM REGISTRATION / PAUSE ET INSCRIPTION À  L'AGA

 

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING / ASSEMBLÉE GÉNÉRALE ANNUELLE
3:30 - 5:30 pm / 15h30 à 17h30

 

SUNDAY, JUNE 9 / DIMANCHE 9 JUIN

8:30 to 9:30 am /
8h30 à 9h30

BREAKFAST / PETIT DÉJEUNER

Session 5 / Séance 5
9:30 to 10:30 am /
9h30 à 10h30

Atlantic editors: Editing from the edge Christine Gordon Manley, Shelley Egan, donalee Moulton and Sandy Newton and Julia Cochrane (moderator)

Smooth sailing through citations: Tips and techniques for editors
Leslie Saffrey

Using business information to increase your profits Erin Brenner

Challenges of managing a translation process
Alana Chalmers

Canadian copyright:  Keeping up with the rules
Christene Hirschfeld

10:30 to 10:45 am /
10h30 à 10h45

BREAK / PAUSE

Session 6 / Séance 6
10:45 to 11:45 am /
10h45 à 11h45

Two-Eyed reading: A Mi’kmaw approach to sensitivity-reading praxis
Tiffany Morris

Antidote10: What's new? / Quoi de neuf ? Louise Saint-André [bilingual/bilingue]

GST/HST – Ask an accountant
Michelle Waitzman, Lori Messenger and Michael Brown

The new reality: Online news
Tim Bousquet

From the failure files: Learning from (big) mistakes
Laura Poole

11:45 am to 1:00 pm /
11h45 à 13h

LUNCH / DÉJEUNER

Session 7 / Séance 7
1:00 to 2:00 pm /
13h à 14h

The little region that could: Celebrating — and selling — books in Atlantic Canada Chris Benjamin (moderator), Lisa Doucet, Hilary Drummond and Michael Hamm

La révision à l'ère de l'optimisation Web Beverly McLaughlin

Distressing content and trauma resiliency Kyra Nabeta and Heather Saunders

How to find and work with the right mentor — A workshop for editors
Virginia McGowan

Using plain language principles to improve your editing practice Nicole Watkins Campbell

2 to 2:15 pm /
2h  à 2h15

BREAK / PAUSE

Session 8 / Séance 8
2:15 to 3:15 pm /
14h15 à 15h15

Spilling the Ink: Atlantic authors on their editors Stephanie Domet (moderator), Carol Bruneau, Evelyn C. White and Stephen Laffoley

Translating medicalese into everyday English James Harbeck

Suas i! Publishing books in and about Gaelic in Nova Scotia Emily McEwan

Speed mentoring

Building and maintaining a successful in-house editorial team
Christine Beevis Trickett

3:15 to 3:30 pm /
15h15 à 15h30

BREAK / PAUSE

3:30 to 4:30 pm /
15h30 à 16h30

CLOSING KEYNOTE / DISCOURS DE FERMETURE: SHEREE FITCH - Commonwealth A