Twig Talk – June 2021

WHAT’S NEW

  • The merger between the Newfoundland & Labrador twig and the Nova Scotia twig is a fait accompli! We’re now the Atlantic twig or Editors Atlantic. Our new email address is atlantic@editors.ca. On Twitter we’re @EditorsAtlantic and you can find us on Facebook at Editors Atlantic. Your three co-chairs are Sandy Newton, Molly Rookwood, and Margo Grant.
  • We are now looking to hire a web designer to create a new web page that will incorporate the important info of both twigs and be our public face in the future. Meanwhile, the sites of both former twigs will remain in operation.
  • The Wolfville Editors’ Bunch met June 23 via Zoom, and will meet again on Wednesday, July 21, in person if weather permits or online if not.
  • We have no formal events planned for the summer months but will keep you updated on any informal twig socials.
  • The Editors Canada insurance task force is looking for a leader. The task force is researching insurance carriers to offer a life and health insurance package for members. Contact Patricia MacDonald if you’re interested in getting involved or would like more info.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

  • On Saturday, June 5 we hosted an online workshop by Virginia McGowan, The Art and Science of Mentoring: A Guide for Editors. Many thanks to Ginny for volunteering her time and knowledge!
  • Check out three upcoming Editors Canada webinars.
  • The Editors Canada 2021 national conference, Editors 21: Editors Transform, wrapped up on June 13. Those who attended have access to session recordings until September 30, 2021.
  • Editors Canada professional certification exams on proofreading and structural editing will be held Saturday, November 20, 2021. Registration opens in July.

Announcing Editors Canada’s newest twig

It’s a done deal: the Newfoundland & Labrador twig and the Nova Scotia twig have officially merged into the Atlantic twig, or Editors Atlantic. We are 64 members strong, representative of Editors Canada members in New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland & Labrador.

Twenty-one people attended our first joint meeting by Zoom on Tuesday, June 15, 2021.

We have three co-chairs: Sandy Newton (Cupids, NL) and Molly Rookwood and Margo Grant (both Halifax, NS). Our new email address is atlantic@editors.ca.

At present, the two former twigs each maintain websites connected to the Editors Canada site. It will take some time to create a new Editors Atlantic website that combines the information of both twigs, so until then we’re retaining our separate websites.

In addition to the NS twig’s Find an Editor page, the link to Newfoundland & Labrador’s Hire an NL Editor page is here.

Zoom eliminates distance, enabling our far-flung members to easily meet, and we will do this for formal meetings such as AGMs. Our smaller sub-groups, such as the Wolfville Editors’ Bunch, will continue to meet on an informal basis, either via Zoom or in person.

We have a new email address!

Hi folks!
We finally got our email sorted out: we’re now (and hopefully forever) atlantic@editors.ca.
Those of you who are registered members of the twig should have received an email with a link for a Doodle poll to choose the time for our next meeting, as we’ve decided (following your input) that holding a social during the national conference is not optimal.
If you did not receive the email but think you should be on our list of registered members, send us an email at atlantic@editors.ca.
We hope to see you all at our twig social, and for those of you attending the conference, we hope you have a great experience!