Editors Ottawa-Gatineau hosts a few ways for members to stay social. These events are monthly and feature casual discussion. While we continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, all events are hosted on Zoom for the foreseeable future.

Interested in professional development? Check out the seminars we have available for members and non-members alike.

If you’re seeking smaller or even one-to-one socialization, Editors Ottawa-Gatineau has a MatchUp program exclusively for members, so sign up ASAP to connect with a fellow editor.

Speaker Night

On the third Wednesday of every month, we host a free Speaker Night to hear from a wide variety of hosts and to discuss topics related to editing, publishing, and more.

Speaker Nights are currently conducted through Zoom and are free of charge. If you’re planning on joining us for Speaker Night, let us know by emailing with your name and Editors Canada branch/twig. You will receive the Zoom link via email in advance of the event.

Time: 6:30pm to 8:00pm EST

January 19: Educational Children’s Books with Kara Cybanski

Join us for our first speaker night of 2022! We’ll be speaking with editor Kara Cybanski of DC Canada Education Publishing, a small innovative publisher of children’s books, games, and music in Ottawa.

February 16: Self-Publishing Night with Wayne Jones

Join us for an overview of the self-publishing process by Wayne Jones! The evening will include discussion of technology, editing, publicizing, and sales, so if you’re working with self-publishing authors or hope to self-publishing your own book, don’t miss it!

March 16: Editing Academic Research Grant Proposals with Letitia Henville 

Join us for a conversation about editing research grant proposals led by Letitia Henville (she/her), an award-winning instructor and academic editor. Letitia will share some of her favourite tips and resources for editors looking to expand into this field. You can send questions ahead of time to Letitia on Twitter @shortishard or through her website at

Tea Time

Now that we’re embarking on a new season, we’re looking at ways to stay connected in a virtual way. We’re introducing a monthly meet-up for members to chat, have tea, write, discuss books, and more. On the last Sunday of every month, we’ll offer an hour-long online session.

Sunday, October 31, at 3:30 pm EST

This month, we will be discussing the CBC article “7 big problems freelancers face and how to manage them” from Michelle Bilodeau.

We’ll start off just connecting and chatting via video conference, and if people are up for it, we’ll also do a short writing session, mics and cameras muted, to keep those writing muscles active. Afterwards, we’ll reconnect and enjoy each other’s lovely company.

Contact Capital Letters for the Meeting ID and Passcode, or check your inbox for the email from Editors Ottawa-Gatineau.