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PLAIN Conference October 2013 in Vancouver!

The PLAIN2013 organizing committee, sponsorship details, call for participation, website and blog are all up and running.

How can you help?


  • Participation and Program is Conference Organizer Cheryl Stephens, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or phone 1-604-739-6884.
  • Sponsorship - Organizing Committee Sponsorship coordinator Darlene Shura .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).
  • Marketing - Kate Harrison Whiteside (me) .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Call for Participation

The deadline for submitting a proposal to participate is Feb 28 - weeks that will fly away. Check out http://www.plain2013.org/call-for-participation.html for all the instructions you need to submit your proposal.

IPLDay 2013: International Plain Language Day 2013 is part of the conference - Sunday. Visit the Facebook Page to find out more.

Editors Association of BC Events

1 – 4:30 PM**
Room TBA
515 W. Hastings St., Vancouver, BC


To edit and publish language is to mediate knowledge and culture—quite the responsibility! We will explore ethical questions for editors, from the gravity-defying act of juggling the needs of writers, advertisers, and readers, to the sensitive diplomatic mission of pointing out a racist or sexist passage, to the daredevil feat of deciding just how creative a piece of creative non-fiction can be. By working through exercises and sharing experiences, we will find new entrances to the questions and new ideas for solutions.

Mary Schendlinger has worked as a writer, editor, and publisher for 42 years. She is Senior Editor of Geist magazine, a member of the SFU Master of Publishing faculty, and an instructor in the UBC Creative Writing Program.

**Please note: this is a half-day seminar


Early Bird Rate (on or before February 26, 2013):
Member:  $60.00               Non-member: $90.00

After February 26: Member: $70.00         Non-member: $100.00

For information on upcoming Professional Development seminars, please go to http://www.editors.ca/branches/bc/index.html

Miro Kinch
EAC-BC Branch Coordinator

For upcoming EAC-BC meetings, PD seminars and West Coast Editor online
Go to http://www.editors.ca/branches/bc/index.html


WHEN Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013
7:00–9:00 PM, Speaker at 7:30
WHERE Welch Room, 4th floor
YWCA Health & Wellness Centre
535 Hornby St., Vancouver

Whether you’re a current (or would-be) editor of translations, or are simply curious about this intriguing niche, you won’t want to miss our February presentation. Join Iva Cheung, winner of Canada’s most coveted editing award for Cow: A Bovine Biography (translated from German), for an insider’s look at the pleasures and pitfalls of editing books in translation. Iva will cover some big-picture issues, such as copyright and the all-important editor–translator relationship, as well as the nuts and bolts of working with a translated manuscript, including special problems you may encounter. She’ll also offer tips for finding work as an editor of translations.
An independent publishing consultant, Iva Cheung formerly served as editor and editorial coordinator at D&M Publishers, where translations were among her favourite projects. Iva is a Certified Professional Editor, winner of the 2011 Tom Fairley Award for Editorial Excellence, and author of a much-followed blog about editing and publishing: http://www.ivacheung.com.
Bonus! Enter the draw at the meeting for free admission to one of
EAC-BC’s professional development seminars.
Members attend free of charge, but must check in at the door
Non-members $10
Students $5 with valid ID
No plans before the meeting? Drop by the Elephant & Castle pub for a pay-as-you-go meal or drink. It’s a great chance to meet, mingle, network, gossip, debate, or just plain catch up with other editors.
Members and non-members welcome.
WHEN 5:00–6:45 PM
WHERE Elephant & Castle, 385 Burrard St. (Marine Building)
RSVP by end of day Monday, February 18

Getting there
The YWCA is on the west side of Hornby, between Dunsmuir and Pender, one block northeast of the Burrard SkyTrain Station.
Parking is available across the street for $8 after 6:00 PM. Street parking is available, but it is metered until 9:00 PM.
For upcoming meetings, PD seminars, and West Coast Editor online go to

Miro Kinch
EAC-BC Branch Coordinator

For upcoming EAC-BC meetings, PD seminars and West Coast Editor online
Go to http://www.editors.ca/branches/bc/index.html

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