In this series, Editors Toronto members and BoldFace contributors share their experiences, insights, and tips on the practical aspects of working as an editor or writer. The previous edition of “Editors Advise” tackled recognizing and dealing with our editorial weaknesses. For this edition, six editors share their recommendations related to professional development. Photo by Mikhail … Continue reading Editors Advise: Learning New Skills for Professional Growth
By Adrienne Huston—The words came out of my mouth without much thought: “I’m just a student.” It was the first session of the weekend, and I was introducing myself. Attendees were gathered from across the country, each sitting at their own desk yet all present for Editors Transform, the 2021 national—and first virtual …
by Michelle Waitzman Editors sometimes have fun sharing—and inventing—collective nouns for various groups of creatures or people. When it comes to editors themselves, I propose to call the group “a generosity of editors.” When they gather in large (or even modest) numbers, editors are exceedingly generous with their knowledge, experience and wisdom. I was reminded … Continue reading A Generosity of Editors
by Ann Kennedy On June 7, 8, and 9, editors from across North America and as far away as Australia gathered in Halifax, Nova Scotia, to reconnect, learn new skills, and refresh long-used ones. The annual Editors Canada conference was held this year at The Westin Nova Scotian, an ideal location for hitting the local … Continue reading Editors Canada Conference 2019: A Great Way to Connect with Other Editors and Learn New Skills
By Berna Ozunal This year, 591 people travelled to St. Petersburg, Florida, for the annual American Copy Editors Society (ACES) conference held from March 23 to 25 at the Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront Hotel—the second-highest attendance ever. I went to St. Pete’s for a few reasons this year: I enjoyed last year’s conference in Portland … Continue reading Report on ACES 2017 in St. Petersburg, Florida
By Olga Sushinsky Are you an editor looking for opportunities to network with your fellow colleagues or potential clients? Perhaps you are at the beginning or middle of your editing career and are wondering about other options, such as business writing or indexing. No matter what your goals are, there are still plenty of events that you … Continue reading Top events for editors: June to December 2016
By Berna Ozunal What do you get when more than 650 editors from all over the United States and beyond get together in one location? Aces in spades. That’s what happened from March 31 to April 2 when the American Copy Editors Society (ACES) celebrated its twentieth anniversary in Portland, Oregon. And you can be … Continue reading Aces in spades: Report on the ACES 2016 Portland conference
At the May 2015 meeting of EAC's Toronto branch, Sandy Biback, Christine Felgueiras, and Suzanne Bowness spoke with editors about how to get the most out of conferences, from first impressions to keeping in touch with new contacts post-event.