Editors Canada: update on national happenings (Editors BC meeting)

Margaret Shaw, Editors Canada’s regional director of Western Canada’s branches and twigs, attended her first meeting as a member of the National Executive Council (NEC) in September, and at yesterday’s BC branch meeting she gave us a rundown of some of our association’s plans to increase the value of membership and more actively engage members. Here … Continue reading “Editors Canada: update on national happenings (Editors BC meeting)”

Hitting the books: Professional development tips (EAC-BC meeting)

EAC-BC held its first meeting of the 2014–2015 season yesterday evening, and, along with wine and cheese, we got a dose of professional development. Programs chair Roma Ilnyckyj and committee member Frances Peck asked us to share our favourite resources. Here’s a rundown of what people mentioned: Books Words into Type: Although no longer in … Continue reading “Hitting the books: Professional development tips (EAC-BC meeting)”

A few reasons to attend the September EAC-BC meeting

1. Catch up After a long summer break, why not head down to the Y and see some familiar faces? 2. Learn from others’ mistakes (#LFMF) Your fellow editors have erred so that you don’t have to. The EAC-BC’s Twitter feed will be on display, and members, attending or not, are encouraged to live-tweet their … Continue reading “A few reasons to attend the September EAC-BC meeting”

Tweeting your way to job leads

Pamela Findling (@pfindling) gave a presentation at last evening’s EAC-BC monthly meeting about how to use Twitter to find writing and editing work. The key is to exploit the medium’s uniquely informal social atmosphere and its capacity for quick and far-reaching community building to network and find contacts. She outlined seven tips as part of … Continue reading “Tweeting your way to job leads”