The American Copy Editors Society has formed an alliance with the Editors’ Association of Canada that will offer members of each organization more opportunities for training and professional development.
Among the opportunities will be giving members of each organization access to the other’s national events at a discounted member rate, including the EAC annual conference June 6-8 in Toronto.
“ACES continues to extend its reach internationally by offering our members access to critical resources needed to develop their professional skills and network,” ACES President Teresa Schmedding said. “We are proud to partner with such a strong international communications organization as EAC and look forward to the work we can do together for each other and the industry.”
The Editors’ Association of Canada/Association canadienne des réviseurs was formed in 1979 as the Freelance Editors’ Association of Canada with a goal of promoting and maintaining high standards of editing. Its professional development programs include certification, an annual conference, seminars, and guidelines for fair pay and working conditions.
“EAC is excited to expand our members’ networking and professional development opportunities in partnering with ACES,” said Carolyn L Burke, executive director of EAC. “Learning side-by-side with ACES members online and in person will advance career opportunities for members of both organizations.”
ACES has more than 1,000 members who work at media outlets, in corporate, government and nonprofit settings, as freelance editors, and as editing professors, plus student members. EAC has 1,500 members working in the corporate, technical, government, nonprofit and publishing sectors.
This year’s EAC national conference, with the theme “Tracking Change: e-Merging Methods and Markets,” is set for June 6-8 at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute in downtown Toronto. It will explore the changing face of editing and what it means for editors and their work. Members can register by visiting http://www.editors.ca/conference2014/registration and selecting ACES as the registration type.
ACES’ Editing Boot Camp lineup for 2014 includes a workshop Aug. 5 at the Le Centre Sheraton Hotel in Montreal. EAC members can attend at the ACES discounted member rate. Registration is available at http://workshops.copydesk.org/event/montreal/ .