The Editors' Association of Canada (EAC) has formed an international alliance with The American Copy Editors Society (ACES) to provide each other's training and professional development programs at a discounted rate, including the forthcoming EAC annual conference in Toronto June 6 - 8.
"EAC is excited to expand our members' networking and professional development opportunities in partnering with ACES," said Carolyn L Burke, executive director of EAC. EAC promotes professional editing as key in producing effective communication and helps maintain high editing and publishing standards in Canada, with 1,500 members working in the corporate, technical, government, non-profit and publishing sectors. "Learning side-by-side with ACES members online and in person will advance career opportunities for members of both organizations."EAC was founded in 1979 and has about 1,500 members; ACES was founded in 1997 and has a membership of approximately 1,000. ACES is offering one of its editing bootcamps in Montreal on August 5. Like EAC, it has regional chapters and an annual national conference -- the next one being in March 2015 in Pittsburgh. Similar to the arrangement with EAC, ACES has made alliances with the Society for News Design and the American Society of Newspaper Editors.