EAC-BC member services chair, Dee Noble, introduces the branch’s newest members. (Bios included.)
On behalf of EAC-BC, I’d like to extend a warm welcome to new members from around the province, including Shannon Cowan (Qualicum Beach); Adrienne Gairdner (Coquitlam); Catherine Henderson (North Vancouver); Johanna Kendall (Victoria); Shelley McIvor (Wynndel); Tobi Matilda (Richmond); Tiffany Sloan (Vancouver); Leanne Stam (Langley); Dona Sturmanis (Kelowna); and Kim Weigand (Vancouver).
I look forward to seeing you at our next monthly meeting, on April 17, 2013, which will feature a panel discussion on the rewards and potential challenges of subcontracting.
If you have any questions about membership benefits, please contact me.
—Dee Noble, EAC-BC member services chair
For the past 15 years, Shannon Cowan has delivered communications products to clients ranging from First Nations and businesses to non-profit organizations and government. When she’s not writing and editing for her communications consultancy, she is writing and editing creative work for both print and the Internet.
Shannon has published two novels and co-edited a national collection of writing by Canadian authors. Her second novel, Tin Angel, was nominated for the 2008 Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young People.
Adrienne Gairdner’s passion for editing stems from her love of linguistics. Recently, she completed the Professional Sequence in Editing from University of California, Berkeley Extension, and now hopes to create a career she can be proud of. Her current work in the building industry has led her to an assistant editor position with Home For Her.
Adrienne volunteers as media chair for the Light the Night Walk Vancouver, an annual fund-raiser organized by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
Once upon a time, Shelley McIvor left a science career on Vancouver Island to live, work, and explore. After an eight-year absence from Canada (filled with travels by sail, rail, plane, foot, and car), she is back and is now melding her interest in science with her love of words by pursuing an MSc in Professional and Technical Communication from the New Jersey Institute of Technology.
Anticipating that her endemic travel bug will bite again (and realizing that she edits everything in her head anyway), Shelley is seeking like-minded colleagues and mentors in EAC.