When you began as an editor, did you have great editors who showed you the ropes? Have you helped new editors with their editing and career questions? Mentoring can be a formal or informal relationship that helps newcomers to our profession hone their skills and make positive career moves. Building on a successful mentoring program in the Toronto branch and an inspiring session at last spring’s global conference, Editors Canada has struck a mentoring program task force to establish a national mentoring program. The task force is looking for seasoned editors who have taken formal or informal mentoring roles, as well as those with expertise in professional development and learning, to work toward this goal.
If you’re interested in joining the task force, please respond to the task force leader, Carolyn Brown, by January 4, 2016.