PWAC News

  • 31 Mar 2017 1:14 PM | Anonymous

    The registration for the 2017 edition of PWAC's annual awards - Barbara Novak Award, Feature Article Award, Short Article Award, Editor of the year Award, Lawrence Jackson Outstanding Achievement Award and Regional Volunteer Awards - is now open. Click on the Awards link in the navigation banner for the full details.

    Members need to sign in to access the member discounts.

    Deadline for submissions is midnight on Friday, April 21st.


  • 29 Jan 2017 12:41 PM | George Butters (Administrator)

    Here's the Tentative Schedule for PWAC's 2017 AGM and Conference and including the professional development opportunities when you join us in Fredericton, New Brunswick, in May.


  • 29 Jan 2017 12:35 PM | George Butters (Administrator)

    Our 2017 AGM and Conference in Fredericton, New Brunswick, are beginning to take shape.

    We've created a publicly accessible page in the News section of the website where you can learn what to expect, what to see and do, and what you'll be able to learn from the multiple professional development streams.

    See you in May!

    Cheers,

    George

  • 27 Jun 2016 10:51 AM | George Butters (Administrator)

    Writers.ca - the much ballyhooed and much maligned mega-project is essentially in lock-down mode. The site didn't live up to its promises, cost an exorbitant amount of money, and thanks to out-of-date software, was the target of a hacker attack.

    But that's in the past, and we're looking to the future.

    PWAC.ca is our members-only clubhouse, while Writers.ca is our public-facing web property.

    There have been suggestions that we dump it and stick with just one website. I disagree: Writers.ca has enormous potential to attract people looking for writers to our (public) door.

    Many of the useful features on PWAC.ca - such as our events calendar and Find A Writer directory of our members can be added quite easily to Writers.ca (in fact, they can be added to chapter websites as well).

    This special forum was set up specifically to get the conversation going about Writers.ca and we need you to weigh in.

    ACCESSING THE NEW FORUM: Log into your PWAC.ca account, and once logged in, you'll find the link to Writers.ca Forum under the Members tab in the main navigation bar near the top of the page.

    Cheers,

    George



  • 09 Jun 2016 8:30 PM | George Butters (Administrator)

    The 2016 AGM is tomorrow (June 10) in Vancouver. Log into your account, navigate to the Professional Forum in the Members section and you can view it for yourself.

    Cheers,

    George


  • 13 Apr 2016 1:01 PM | Anonymous

    Several of our members are giving presentations as part of Editors Canada's conference in Vancouver. PWAC will also have a meet and greet for members on Thursday (9 June). We'll also have some seminars, our 40th Annual General Meeting and a PWAC dinner the following day. The details are still being worked out and will be posted as soon as they are available.

  • 08 Feb 2016 8:45 PM | Anonymous

    Sorry - the new PWAC Job Board is for members only.

    Once you log in, you'll see the Members tab on the navigation bar. The Job Board is at the bottom of the list.

    You can sign up for instant notifications of Job Board postings, which will arrive by email.



  • 08 Feb 2016 6:00 PM | George Butters (Administrator)

    Lots of progress over the weekend:

    - integration with Paypal is working

    - online registration / invoicing / payment cycle tested

    - email templates and lists set up

    - emails out to membership

    - id of broken email addresses

    - clean up of membership list

    - build of file storage area underway

    - and some problems and errors ID'd by members. They're either fixed or being fixed, or are topics of discussion.

    More to come as we finally get back online.


    Cheers,

    George




  • 23 Jan 2016 10:26 PM | Anonymous

    The PWAC websites are undergoing considerable renovation. In the meantime, some of the functions of PWAC.ca and Writers.ca have been disabled during the rebuild.

    There will be considerable testing and changes over the coming days and weeks, all of it aimed at getting the sites back in operation as quickly as possible.

    Thanks for your patience.


    Cheers,

    George

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