Join Us for Our November Meeting

Join Editors Hamilton-Halton tomorrow evening (November 29) at 7:00 PM for our monthly meeting and learn how to market your editing business! We’ll meet at the Fortinos Community Room at 1059 Plains Road in Burlington (next to the Ikea).

After a chance to network and enjoy a coffee, we’ll enjoy a presentation on marketing editing businesses by John Stevenson. John has over 30 years of general management experience. Currently an officer and director of the Small Business Advisory Group, he’s a volunteer consultant to several small businesses and non-profit social service organizations throughout the Greater Toronto Area.

This event is open to EHH members, other Editors Canada members, and non-members. We hope to see you there!

And don’t forget to join us next Thursday, December 8, for our EHH social at Brux House in Hamilton. You can find more information at our events page.

Savanna Scott Leslie
Co-Coordinator with Liz Delaney
Editors Hamilton-Halton

Join Us for Our October Meeting Tonight!

Our monthly meeting takes place tonight at the community room of the Burlington Fortinos (1059 Plains Road East, Burlington, Ontario, next to the IKEA) at 7:00 PM.

This month’s topic is Editor-Client Relationships, featuring a presentation by Kelly Stern.

This event is free and open to members and non-members alike. Join us!

You can find more info on our FaceBook event page.

Savanna Scott Leslie
Co-Coordinator with Liz Delaney

Editors Hamilton-Halton

Join Us Tomorrow Night (September 15) for Our EHH Social

We kick off another year of programming with our EHH social tomorrow night!

Members and non-members alike are welcome to join us at Emma’s Backporch in Burlington for a casual opportunity to enjoy some food or drinks with local editors. We’ll be there from 6:00 to 9:00 PM.

Emma’s Backporch is a “comfy eatery with a patio overlooking the water and a cottage-inspired interior, plus pub grub and beer.” Details below.

2084 Old Lakeshore Road
Burlington, Ontario
L7R 1A3

http://www.emmasbackporch.ca
905-634-2084

We look forward to seeing you tomorrow—and at our first meeting on September 27! See our Events page for more information.

Cheers!

Savanna Scott Leslie
Co-Coordinator with Liz Delaney
Editors Hamilton-Halton

 

EHH 2016 Member Survey Results

We checked in with EHH members after last year’s annual general meeting to get some perspective on our group as a whole and what interests us. Here’s a quick overview of the results.

Meetings and events

  • Best days to attend meetings: Tuesdays
  • Most important factor for meeting location: parking location and cost
  • Most popular topics for upcoming meetings: apps for productivity, negotiating fees, social media, networking tips, creating effective contracts, bookkeeping tips
  • Preferred meeting format: a mix of presentations from a designated speaker and open discussion
  • Most popular ideas for other events: group social, carpooling to nearby Editors Canada chapters’ meetings, an online discussion group, a book club
  • Importance of larger-scale annual professional event: somewhat important
  • Preferred larger-scale professional event format: professional development with a speaker

Member info

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  • Most popular types of editing: copy editing, proofreading, stylistic editing
  • Most popular sectors: corporate, scholarly, education, trade, medical

Conclusion

Thank you for taking the time to complete the survey! The exec team has planned this year’s upcoming programming with the results in mind.

It’s going to be a great year!

Savanna Scott Leslie
Co-Coordinator

Our New Website Is Up and Running!

Welcome to the Editors Hamilton-Halton blog, which is brand-new along with the accompanying website! We hope it will add value for members and non-members alike based on feedback from our last annual general meeting.

On behalf of the exec, thank you for taking the time to complete our 2016 member survey and telling us what features you’d like to see on the website. And, speaking of the member survey, we’ll summarize the results in our next blog post.

In the meantime, we welcome pitches and suggestions for future posts and even regular columns. Why not leave a comment below?

Until next time!

Savanna Scott Leslie
Co-Coordinator