June 9: Something Fierce fundraiser Reply

What: Fundraiser for Carmen Aguirre, author of Something Fierce: Memoirs of a Revolutionary Daughter
When: 730-10PM, June 9, 2014
Where: 3102 Main Street at Heritage Hall, Vancouver
Cost: $20-500, or  make a donation

Carmen Aguirre, author of the national bestseller Something Fierce: Memoirs of a Revolutionary Daughter, which won CBC’s Canada Reads in 2012, was owed $60,000 in royalties when D&M Publishers when bankrupt later that year. She never received any of that money. Carmen makes her living as a writer and an independent theatre artist. Whatever is raised through this campaign will go directly to her.

You can attend in person or donate online. Online donors will be thanked by name during the evening’s program. The live event portion of the night features readings and performances by Carmen other guest artists.

May 24: Editing workshop Reply

What: Editing Workshop…for Writers Too with Cheryl Cohen
When: 10AM-4PM, May 24, 2014
Where: C114, David F. Strong Building, UVic campus, Victoria
Cost:  $85 (EAC members), $95 (non-members) until May 15; $100 (EAC members) or $110 (non-members) after May 15. To register.

Cheryl Cohen has been a freelance book editor since 1997, when she left a 20-year journalism career. In this, her, 11th workshop, she plans to cover: what makes a good editor, general principles of editing, the particulars (substantive editing, copy editing and proofreading), the editor-writer relationship, tools and resources, how to become a professional editor, and why the future of editing books is bright.

Branch meeting: May 21, 2014 Reply

What: EAC-BC May Meeting & News
When: 1900-2100, Wednesday May 21, 2014
Where: 535 Hornby Street, 4th floor, YWCA, Vancouver
Cost: Free for everyone

Come take part in our last monthly meeting until September. We’re celebrating with wine and cheese and great company! At 1930, put in your vote for the 2014-2015 BC branch executive election. (Note: No pre-meeting pub night this month. Pub nights will resume in the fall.)

Pubs in Pubs: May 6, 2014 Reply

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The Magazine Association of BC invites you to London Public House (700 Main Street) at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 for a special mixer of publishing professionals and the province’s brightest young talent. This networking event is focused on bringing the magazine industry together to connect with one and other as well as providing the opportunity for publishing students and professionals to interact in an open and relaxed atmosphere.

Includes special guest illustrator/artist Ben Tour.


May 24, 2014: PubPro 2014 Reply

What: PubPro 2014: Second Annual Unconference for Managing Editors & Publication Production Specialists
When: 930-1630, May 24, 2014
Where: 515 West Hasting Street, SFU Harbour Centre, Vancouver
Cost: $50 (EAC members), $60 (non-members) until May 2; $65 (EAC members), $75 (non-members) after May 2
More: Unconference includes afternoon networking tea (can sign up for tea only)

Full-day schedule of PubPro 2014. Register now. Registration closes on May 16 at 5PM.


April 16, 2014: Branch meeting & talk Reply

What: EAC BC-branch meeting & presentation on international editing (see below)
When: 19:00-21:00, Wednesday April 16, 2014
Where: 535 Hornby Street (4th floor), YWCA, Vancouver
Cost: Free for EAC members; $10 for non-members

Not only in Canada, eh? International editing 

There’s a whole world out there in need of editors. Curious? Three panelists, moderated by Anne Brennan, will share their experiences of working for international clients, hiring international team members, grappling with editorial styles, marketing their services and—of course—getting paid.

Theresa Best has over 15 years of publishing experience. She spent several years as an editor at the UK’s statutory body for education. Also, she worked as a commissioning editor at Routledge Education and an editor at Guardian News & Media, publisher of the Guardian newspaper. She teaches editing at SFU.

Anne Brennan, CPE, worked in-house for 25 years, mostly as a managing editor for magazines, websites and distance learning materials, before going freelance in 2008. Now she edits educational, technical and corporate material, develops websites and manages projects.

Eva van Emden is a freelance editor with a background in biology and computer science. She has worked for clients in the United States, Europe and Asia, editing magazines, academic papers, grant proposals and self-published books, as well as doing the occasional translation.

Carol Zhong edits journal articles for academics in Hong Kong and Europe and manuscripts for a university press in Hong Kong. Before becoming an editor, she taught ESL and English in Canada and China, was a lexicographer for Longman in the UK and edited in-house at the Open University of Hong Kong.