September “Meet and Greet”

A small group of members and non-members, and one visitor, gathered at Lake Ontario Park on Tuesday, September 21. We’d postponed the event from the previous Tuesday because of the weather, and this night was perfect. We’d moved the start time to 6:30 from 7:00 since the days are getting shorter.

We introduced ourselves to each other and described our background and careers in editing as well as any courses we’d taken. One member later described being surprised at how varied everyone’s experience has been. We also talked about the job opportunities that have come to our attention recently and that we’ve alerted members to. The discussion then went on to some of the issues involved in starting a freelance editing business and the books and authors we’re reading.

One of our goals was to enable people to meet in person and get comfortable with each other, something that’s awkward, if not difficult, on Zoom. Most of our meetings this year will be on Zoom, although we hope to organize some informal, in-person gatherings as well.

Coming Up

Tuesday, October 19, 7:00–8:30 on Zoom – “Issues for New Editors” – What’s involved in getting started in editing, for both freelance and in-house editors? We’ll pose your questions to the seasoned editors in the group.

Tuesday, November 16, 7:00–8:30 on Zoom – “Authors Talk Editing” with Kingston author Ying Lee. Ying is enjoying considerable success with the four books in her young adult mystery series, The Agency. Come and listen to her speak about her books and her experience of being edited. http://yslee.com/

December – We hope to have an in-person social. Date and details to be announced.

Other News

Meeting Day – Please note that we now meet on the third Tuesday of the month. Dates for social events may differ.

Calendar of Events – Editors Canada has set up an association-wide calendar of events that all branches and twigs can add to. To see dates and information about upcoming Editors Kingston events, go to our web page at www.editors.ca/twig/kingston. The calendar is at the bottom of the page.

Twitter Account – We hope to set up a Twitter account and will be asking someone to volunteer to manage it. Stay tuned for more details.

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