Events

Twig Talk – May 2020

Halifax-area editors met virtually via Zoom on May 11, while the Wolfville Editors’ Bunch held their regular monthly lunch (via Zoom) on Wednesday, May 20.

We held our twig annual general meeting via Zoom on Saturday, May 30. It was attended by 12 members, including new member Candida Hadley, who was the lucky winner of the door prize draw: this cute little book-themed coffee mug.

Some highlights of the AGM
• Twig membership stands at 42 members, including five in PEI, seven in New Brunswick, two in Cape Breton, two in Antigonish, five in the Valley and the rest in the Halifax area. We gained nine new members over the past year but lost six.

• Our national rep, Anne Curry, brought us up to date on the status of the National Executive Council (NEC). It’s been a difficult year financially, and twigs and branches were asked to “forgive” some monies owed. This has helped to bring the organization back into balance.

• The financial report indicated the twig is in a healthy position. Margo Grant reported on income and expenses, including analytics on the ad we ran in allNovaScotia.com in February (see Twig Talk – March 2020).

• Jamie Serran is stepping down as twig co-coordinator and Becky Skillin has volunteered to take her place. Many thanks to Jamie for her organizational contributions over the past two years!

• The national conference, which was to have been in Montreal in June, was cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2021 conference will be in Edmonton.

• Twig member Nicola Aquino is a moderator of The Editors’ Vine, a new initiative by Editors Canada to connect members who face barriers in attending twig or branch meetings. Two meetings with the same theme are held each month (on the first Thursday and the following Saturday) via Zoom. Please contact vine@editors.ca for details.

Coming up
• Keep an eye on your email (check your spam folder) and on our Facebook page (Editors in the Maritimes) for announcements regarding lunch meetings and other goings-on.

• We’re hoping to get together a twig trivia team for some online competition. Stay tuned!

• Editors Canada is offering a webinar, How to Get Organized and Stay Productive When You Are Your Own Boss, on Saturday, June 16. Check it out here: http://training.editors.ca/upcoming_webinar/how-to-get-organized-and-stay-productive-when-you-are-your-own-boss/

• The Editors Canada national AGM is scheduled for Saturday, June 20 — via Zoom. Members have been/will be emailed login info.

 

Nova Scotia Twig AGM 2020

The Nova Scotia twig of Editors Canada will be holding our annual general meeting via Zoom on Saturday, May 30 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, Atlantic time.

Login information and an agenda will be emailed to all twig members, and all are welcome to join in.

Please let us know if you plan to attend by posting on our Facebook page, Editors in the Maritimes, or send us an email at novascotia.twig@editors.ca

Twig Talk – April 2020

Inexplicably, given the lack of activity, April seems to have flown by!

• Halifax-area editors met virtually via Zoom on April 6, while the Wolfville Editors’ Bunch held their regular monthly lunch (via Zoom) on Wednesday, April 15.

• Branches and twigs met online on April 18. We’ll need to submit a budget request for the twig, based on our last few years’ expenditures and what we think we’ll need over the next year for any planned activities.

• Keep an eye out for announcements regarding lunch meetings in your email (check your spam folder) and on our Facebook page (Editors in the Maritimes).

Events
Beginning May 4, Nicole Watkins-Campbell is offering Editing for Plainer Legal Writing online through PlainLanguageAcademy.com. Interested folks can register now at https://bit.ly/35MnGxS

Coming up
• Halifax editors will hold their regular lunch meeting (via Zoom) on Monday, May 11 rather than May 4.

• Editors Canada is offering a webinar, With Your Consent: The Unruly Realm of Copyright and Permissions, on Thursday, May 14. Check it out here: http://training.editors.ca/upcoming_
webinar/with-your-consent-the-unruly-realm-of-copyright-and-permissions/

• The Wolfville Editors’ Bunch will be holding their regular monthly lunch (via Zoom) on Wednesday, May 20.

• Our twig AGM has been re-scheduled for Saturday, May 30, so please plan to attend. That will be a Zoom meeting, as well, so watch for the invitation coming your way soon.

• The Editors Canada national AGM is scheduled for Saturday, June 20.

• National is seeking committee chairs and NEC directors. Anyone interested in these positions can contact Gael Spivak, who’s head of the nominating committee, at gspivak@gmail.com. Anyone who’s interested in joining a committee or volunteering in other ways should contact Patricia MacDonald at director_volunteers@editors.ca.

Submitted by twig co-coordinators Margo Grant and Jamie Serran

Twig Talk – March 2020

Here’s an update on twig activities for the past month. Sorry it’s a bit late!

Lunches
• The Wolfville Editors’ Bunch had to cancel their March meeting due to the coronavirus pandemic. A Zoom meeting is planned for Wednesday April 15.
• Halifax-area editors met virtually via Zoom on April 6 and plan to do it again on May 4. The first Monday of the month will be the new regular.
• Keep an eye out for announcements regarding lunch meetings in your email (check your spam folder) and on our Facebook page (Editors in the Maritimes).

Events
None, for obvious reasons, but if you have suggestions, we’re more than happy to hear them.

Coming up
• Our twig AGM is scheduled for Saturday, May 9, 2020. That will have to be a Zoom meeting, so more information on that later.
• The 2020 national conference, scheduled for June 19–21 in Montreal, has been cancelled. More information on that can be found at this link:

https://www.editors.ca/professional-development/conference/international-editors-conference-2020

Submitted by twig coordinator Margo Grant