Throwback Thursday: All about Editors Canada Conferences, Present and Past

by Ann Nam-Tran Le

Logo of the Editors Canada Conference 2022

The Editors Canada Conference 2022: Editing for a Changing World will be taking place in a month, on May 28–29. It’s the second time the conference will be virtual, which means I can join from the comfort of my desk without the stress of travelling, although it is at the expense of casual mingling with other editors.

More importantly, the conference brings together editors. There is nothing like celebrating your love of editing while supported by other colleagues who are into words and language. There is so much to do at the conference, like acquiring new skills to add to your repertoire, networking with editors from different backgrounds, and learning outside your area of expertise.

To give you an idea of what to expect, we’ve rounded up a few BoldFace articles on the Editors Canada conference:

  • Curious about last year’s conference? Read Adrienne Huston’s account on attending the 2021 conference as a first-time participant.
  • How enriching is the experience? Ann Kennedy shares her reflections from the 2019 conference.
  • Want to know how to get the best out of the conference experience? Although it’s focused on in-person conferences, this past program recording still has great advice on defining your goals as an attendee.
  • Are you in the pursuit of professional development? A few of our contributing editors in the “Editors Advise” series have suggested going to the conference as part of the journey.

This year, there are various topics (Talking Points: Copyediting Dialogue in Fiction by Amy J. Schneider), with some of interest for a freelance editor (Get Into a Long-term Relationship With Your Clients by Michelle Waitzman). A highlight for me that I’m planning to attend is Boost Your Brand with Your First Blog by Erin Brenner.

Registration for this year’s conference for Editors Canada members and members of partner organizations is $499, and for student affiliates it’s $249. Participants will have access to recordings of all conference sessions until August 31, 2022.

Ann Nam-Tran Le is a freelance editor, writer, and graphic designer, and is the communications chair of Editors Toronto. In addition to her love for words, she is interested in working with graphic novels. Want to talk about comics and manga? Connect with her on Twitter @Annshapes.

This article was copy edited by Lara Oddie.

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