Attending Conferences at Home and Abroad? Aye!
For editors, industry conferences are like chicken soup for the soul. Editing can be a lonely profession, but combining learning with camaraderie is a spirit-boosting elixir. Many of us are still brimming with ideas and newfound confidence following June’s 2017 Editors Canada conference in Gatineau. Such learning and networking need not stop with membership in […]
Editors Canada’s Karen Virag Award
Editors Canada established the Karen Virag Award in 2016 to honour the memory of a remarkable Edmonton editor. This award recognizes individuals or groups who do an exceptional job of raising the profile of editors and the editing profession. These skills and initiatives are somewhat exceptional among the editing ranks, since an editor’s usual role […]
Interview with Cherie Dimaline
On Saturday, June 10, Métis writer and editor Cherie Dimaline will kick off the 2017 Editors Canada conference with a keynote address. Conference co-chair Suzanne Purkis interviewed Cherie about writing, editing and some of the challenges facing Indigenous writers in Canada. 1. Does your experience as an editor influence your approach to writing? If so, how? […]
Confessions of a Conference Buddy (Coordinator)
I remember when I signed up for my first Editors Canada conference back in 2014. At the time, I’d never held the job title of “editor,” but after years of working in jobs where I’d managed to feed my need to wrangle with words, I’d come to realize it was the role I’d been living […]