EVENT LISTINGS: June 2013

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June 7–9, 2013: EAC Conference 2013: Between the Lines

EAC Conference 2013 logoPlan to attend EAC Conference 2013 in Halifax, Nova Scotia? Good news: registration is now open. Even better news: register by April 12, 2013, and you could save up to $235.

This year, conference will feature sessions built around five themes: arts and sciences; business and government; career building; language and culture; and techniques and technologies. Four pre-conference workshops are also being planned.

Note: as EAC Conference 2013 is a joint event, held with the Indexing Society of Canada (ISC), EAC member rates will be extended to members of both associations. EAC member rates will also be extended to members of the Canadian Authors Association (CAA) and the Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia (WFNS).

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Conference location

The Lord Nelson overlooks the Halifax Citadel. It is within walking distance of pubs, cafés, restaurants, jazz clubs, cinemas, and theatres. Photo courtesy of The Lord Nelson Hotel & Suites.

The Lord Nelson overlooks the Halifax Citadel. It is within walking distance of pubs, cafés, restaurants, jazz clubs, cinemas, and theatres. Photo courtesy of The Lord Nelson.

The Lord Nelson is EAC’s official conference hotel: pre-conference workshops, conference sessions, Welcome Reception, and Saturday-evening banquet will be held there.

To qualify for a reduced EAC guest-room rate, book your room by April 12, 2013. Rates range from $119/night for a “Petite Room” to $189/night for a “Premiere Room.”

Reserve by phone: call 1-800-565-2020 (room code: Editors’ Association of Canada). Reserve online (room code: 37015126).

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Selected conference costs for EAC, ISC, CAA, and WFNS members

  • Three-day registration: $515 for those who register by April 12, 2013 (after: $590)
  • Two-day registration: $360 for those who register by April 12, 2013 (after: $440)
  • One-day registration: $260
  • Pre-conference workshop: $100
  • Saturday-evening banquet: $75

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Selected conference costs for EAC, ISC, CAA, and WFNS student members

  • Three-day registration: $410
  • Two-day registration: $290
  • One-day registration: $200
  • Pre-conference workshop: $100
  • Saturday-evening banquet: $75

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Selected conference costs for non-members

  • Three-day registration: $750
  • Two-day registration: $620
  • One-day registration: $37
  • Pre-conference workshop: $125
  • Saturday-evening banquet: $75

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June 8, 2013: Editing Workshop … For Writers Too

This workshop will also be held May 11, 2013, in Victoria; July 13, 2013, in Nanaimo; and August 17, 2013, on Salt Spring Island.

This summer, editor Cheryl Cohen will be offering four sessions of her hands-on editing workshop, which she describes as an “intensive, fun encounter.” Topics will include: substantive editing; copy editing; proofreading; the editor–writer relationship; and tips on how to become a professional editor. Each participant will receive an 18-page handout.

About the instructor: Cheryl Cohen is an experienced freelance editor who has worked on many high-profile books, including Miriam Toews’ widely read novel A Complicated Kindness, which won the 2004 Governor General’s Award for English Fiction. Cheryl spoke about the state of the publishing industry—and how writers should adapt—at the Professional Editors Association of Vancouver Island (PEAVI) May 13, 2013, meeting.

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