Calling experienced editors!
BC has one of the largest concentrations of student editors in all of Editors Canada—and they are starting their careers in one of the most challenging job markets many of us have ever seen. To support our student editors, Editors BC is organizing a free student-focused group networking event in which one experienced editor will meet with two or three groups of three, four, or five student editors for conversation, relationship-building, and advice-giving.
We are seeking experienced editors with a mix of work and lived experience to meet and chat with students from 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm PDT on Wednesday, May 26, 2021. We would love to recruit experienced editors whose professional experience might include freelance or in-house work, and fiction or non-fiction editing, in a wide scope of mediums, forms, and genres.
Because our student editors come from a diverse array of backgrounds, we are also interested in recruiting experienced editors who would be willing to speak about how their identity has shaped their professional life. For example, we would like to offer students the chance to learn from the experiences of editors who have worked while being a primary caregiver, having a chronic illness or disability, or facing discrimination or microaggressions.
If you are an experienced editor who is interested in volunteering at this event, please complete our expression of interest form at: https://forms.gle/fB42PS9h1S2ba4HFA.
The application deadline for experienced editors is Wednesday, April 21, at 11:59 pm.
Recruitment for student participants will open on Wednesday, April 28. This event is free for editors registered in the BC Branch of Editors Canada.
Student editors who sign up for this event will be invited to name the experienced editors with whom they’d like to chat, and we will do our best to group students with some of their top choices. We’ll also provide students with example questions that they can ask, and recommendations for preparing for an informational interview.
Any questions about this event can be sent to Letitia Henville at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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