Professional Development

Editors Ottawa–Gatineau has built its reputation as a trusted source of quality training. Its instructors are seasoned editors and writers whose workshops engage participants through discussion and hands-on exercises.

2018–19 Professional Development Seminar Series

Copy Editing I – Wednesday November 21, 2018

Editing Technical Content – Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Electronic Editing for Windows Microsoft 2013 and 2016 – Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Writing Effective Procedures – Tuesday, April 9, 2019

The Sweet Spot: Editing Infographics – Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Where: Capital Hill Hotel & Suites, 88 Albert Street, Ottawa

Time: 9:00am to 4:00pm

Cost: Member $275 | Non-member $400 (fees include taxes, snacks and lunch)

Parking: There is no on-site parking at the hotel, but parking is available nearby at the World Exchange Plaza, National Arts Centre, and other parking lots.

Public Transportation: Consult OC Transpo or STO


Thinking about taking one of our seminars? Read what others have to say about them. Note that seminars are listed in alphabetical order.

Copy Editing I

Humbling yet informative. I will happily recommend this to others.

Fabulous seminar. Great anecdotes, stories and history.

Copy Editing II

Moira and Beth are engaging, experienced speakers with pertinent information to share.

Well done – hard to pack more into a day than what was covered.

Editing for Non-Editors

Very pleasant. I’m happy I came.

Very good! I would recommend this seminar to others.

Editing Federal Government Reports

I did not know what to expect, but thought it would be more impersonal. The friendliness and desire of Laurel to address an individual concern exceeded my expectations.

Great blend of authority and humility, humour and expertise.

Eight-Step Editing

It struck the right balance between providing information and sharing from personal experience.

Wonderful presentation, very personable.

Electronic Editing


A very enjoyable day – great teacher and people. Very well organized. I would definitely recommend EAC courses to my colleagues.

Fact Checking

 I liked the congenial “informal” style.” It put us at ease.

The instructor made good use of her own experience.

Grammar Boot Camp

I’ve worked in communications for 30+ years and I still learned a great deal today. Please teach more seminars, Frances!

Frances has a dynamic, playful approach.

Practical Proofreading

Very helpful. I appreciated the participatory approach. Great that you are so passionate about proofreading!

Thank you for sharing your knowledge, experience and tools.

Secrets of Syntax

I expected brilliance because it’s Frances, and I was not disappointed. Thank you!

There were often little asides and off-topic discussions that I felt really added to the seminar. It meant the seminar addressed the needs and interests of the individuals attending.

Writing and Editing for the Web

Good use of body language and gestures.

Excellent and relevant anecdotes.

Writing Proposals

Great seminar – very glad I attended!

Excellent first experience with an EAC seminar. Thank you.




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