We Ate, We Drank, We Were Editorial

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Several Kingston Twiggers added “garganelli” to their vocabularies. And their stomachs.

The Editors Kingston holiday social on December 14 was a great success. Fourteen twig members and guests gathered in the back room at cozy family-owned Olivea, where a great deal of pasta and wine were consumed and laughter rang out all evening. (People who think editor parties are staid affairs have never partied with editors.)

Some walked from homes just a few blocks away in downtown Kingston; others drove in from up to 100 km away — Belleville, Picton, Erin….

As a “twig” (small local group) of the Editors’ Association of Canada, the most important things Editors Kingston does is help editors… associate.

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Elizabeth is a better twig coordinator than photographer. Does anyone have a better photo from this evening that we could sub in here?

Twenty-sixteen was a great year for the twig, with well-attended meetings or socials every month, a great “Authors Talk Editing” event, and lots of members connecting in other ways, from chatting on our Facebook page to recommending one another for jobs. The official membership grew by two, from 12 to 14 (that’s over 16%!), and over a dozen new faces turned out for a meeting or two. As Editors Canada continues to improve its services and its marketing, we expect both those numbers to keep growing.

Here’s to a happy, prosperous — and correctly punctuated — 2017 for all.

Coming Up Next: Self-Publishing

Panel with three great guests sharing their expertise:

  • Stacey Atkinson, an Ottawa-based editor and novelist, and the author of the online course How to Self-Publish a Book
  • Carla Douglas, a Kingston editor and the author of more than 10 books, most recently the self-published You’ve Got Style: A Writer’s Guide to Copyediting
  • Bob MacKenzie, a Kingston poet, novelist, and editor, and the creator of Dark Matter Press

If you’re curious about this growing field for editors, come learn more, such as how to find self-publishing authors, how to guide them through the stages of editing and publishing, and where to turn for the best resources. If you’re an experienced self-publisher, come hear how your colleagues’ experiences compare with your own, and join in the conversation!

Ongwanada Resource Centre, 191 Portsmouth Avenue

7 to 9 p.m (doors open at 6:30)

Free

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