Are you editor material?

Do you have the right outlook to be an editor? Ask yourself the following questions.

  1. Do you have a burning desire to fix other people’s prose?
  2. Does the very sight of a minor grammatical error put you into a rage?
  3. Whenever you see something written do you know you could have written it better?
  4. Are you compelled to correct your friends’ grammar without being asked?
  5. Do you carry a marker to correct signs?

If you answered yes to any of these, you are almost certainly *not* editor material. James Harbeck tells us what editor material really is. Do you have what it takes?

Becoming an editor

There’s a difference between being “good with words” and being a professional editor. You’ve got the potential. What do you do to take that potential to the next level? James Harbeck tells us in “Becoming an editor.”

Becoming a Student Affiliate of Editors Canada

Copy Editing

Editing Canadian English, 3rd edition

Editors Canada 2022 Awards Ceremony

In June 2022, Editors Canada hosted its first ever virtual awards ceremony—and its first awards ceremony since 2019! It was a fabulous opportunity to recognize the distinguished editors who were Editors Canada awards recipients and nominees.

Edit Your Résumé for In-House Work

Finding Work: Tips for Students and New Editors

Getting Into In-house Research Grants Editing

Meet an Editor: professional editors share their insights, skills and tips

Meet an Editor: Aaron Dalton shares advice for people who need an editor

Meet an Editor: Amanda Goldrick-Jones shares tips to become a professional editor

Meet an Editor: Becky Noelle explains how to find a professional editor

Meet an Editor: Gael Spivak shares how editing increased Canada’s trade

Meet an Editor: Greg Ioannou shares tips for writers and aspiring editors

Meet an Editor: Iva Cheung reveals a myth about professional editors

Meet an Editor: Jahleen Turnbull-Sousa explains the work professional editors do

Meet an Editor: Lola Opatayo explains the relationship between writers and editors

Meet an Editor: Merel Elsinga shares advice for people who need an editor

Why do they matter? How do they help editors and how do they help employers? Learn more about Professional Editorial Standards, the vital publication for editors by Editors Canada. This latest edition is available as a free download.

Narrator: Alana Chalmers

Professional Editorial Standards (with audio narration)

Principes directeurs en révision professionnelle

Proofreading (with audio narration)

What is proofreading and how does it differ from copy editing?

Narrator: Alana Chalmers

Recognize the importance of editing this #GivingTuesday

Substantive and Stylistic Editing (with audio narration)

What’s the difference between substantive editing and stylistic editing?

Narrator: Alana Chalmers

What is plain language? (with audio narration)

It’s not about dumbing down text. And it’s not even just about the words. It’s about understanding your audience and giving them writing that is clear, concise and well-organized. That way, they can find what they need quickly and easily, understand it, and act on that understanding.

Narrator: Alana Chalmers

Why to Hire an Editor: And What to Expect When You Do

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