Editors’ Association of Canada Awards 24 New Certifications


Toronto, May 29, 2013—The Editors’ Association of Canada (EAC) is pleased to announce that 20 candidates earned a total of 24 new professional certifications as part of EAC’s landmark certification program. This year EAC recognizes 4 new Certified Professional Editors, 8 new Certified Proofreaders and 12 new Certified Structural Editors. Since the program’s launch in 2006, EAC has awarded 191 certifications to 90 professional editors.

“Certification represents excellence in editing, and we are thrilled that every year, more and more professional editors are becoming certified,” says EAC president Greg Ioannou. “Whether editors choose one or all four disciplines, the program offers a great way to demonstrate their skills to potential employers and to themselves.”

EAC congratulates the following new certified editors.

Certified Professional Editors (CPE)

Victoria Bell (Ottawa, ON)
Tania Cheffins (North Vancouver, BC)
Leanne Rancourt (Milton, ON)
Eve Rickert (Vancouver, BC)

Certified Proofreaders

Tania Cheffins (North Vancouver, BC)
Jenny Govier (Toronto, ON)
Cat Haggert (Waterdown, ON)
Jennifer Hepburn (Vancouver, BC)
Marie Lesoway (Edmonton, AB)
Christine Rowlands (New Westminster, BC)
Christine Sanger (Toronto, ON)
Stephen Vogan (Toronto, ON)

Certified Structural Editors

Stan J. Backs (St. Albert, AB)
Victoria Bell (Ottawa, ON)
Carolyn Brown (Ottawa, ON)
Tania Cheffins (North Vancouver, BC)
David Ealey (Edmonton, AB)
Sue MacLeod (Toronto, ON)
Berna Ozunal (Toronto, ON)
Leanne Rancourt (Milton, ON)
Eve Rickert (Vancouver, BC)
Sarah Robins (Stony Plain, AB)
Robyn So (New Westminster, BC)
Shelly Stevenson (Carlisle, ON)

To view the Editors’ Association of Canada roster of certified editors, visit www.editors.ca/certified.

EAC created its certification program to promote and maintain professional standards of excellence, to help editors develop professionally and to enhance the status of editing as a profession in Canada. As recognition of EAC Certification continues to grow, the benefits increase to businesses, governments, organizations and individuals seeking professional editors with superior levels of knowledge, experience and skills.

EAC’s 2013 Certification Tests

Registration for the 2013 certification tests opens in July. The Copy Editing and Stylistic Editing tests will be written on Saturday, November 16, 2013, in Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and Halifax. The Proofreading and Structural Editing tests will be offered again in 2014.

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About the Editors’ Association of Canada

Additional information about EAC Certification is available at www.editors.ca/certification/index.html.

The Editors’ Association of Canada/Association canadienne des réviseurs began in 1979 as the Freelance Editors’ Association of Canada to promote and maintain high standards of editing. EAC is the voice of editors in Canada, with more than 1,500 members, both salaried and freelance, who work in the corporate, technical, government, not-for-profit and publishing sectors. EAC’s professional development programs and services include professional certification, an annual conference, seminars, guidelines for fair pay and working conditions, and networking with other associations. EAC has six regional branches: British Columbia; Prairie Provinces; Saskatchewan; Toronto; National Capital Region; and Quebec/Atlantic Canada, as well as five smaller branches (called twigs): Kitchener-Waterloo-Guelph, Ontario; Hamilton/Halton, Ontario; Kingston, Ontario; Peterborough, Ontario; and Nova Scotia.

Media Contact

Michelle Ou
Communications Manager
Editors’ Association of Canada
Association canadienne des réviseurs
416 975-1379 / 1 866 226-3348

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