Editors’ Association of Canada Recognizes 14 Newly Certified Editors Through its Landmark Certification Program


Toronto, May 30, 2012—The Editors’ Association of Canada (EAC) is pleased to announce that 14 candidates have successfully joined the ranks of professional editors as recognized by EAC’s landmark certification program. With nine new Certified Copy Editors and eight new Certified Stylistic Editors (including three editors who earned both Copy Editing and Stylistic Editing credentials), EAC has certified a total of 167 professionals since it launched the program in 2006.

“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 Copy Editors

Tania Cheffins (North Vancouver, BC)
David Greer (Victoria, BC)
Amanda Leonard (Montreal, QC)
Marie Lesoway (Edmonton, AB)
Sue MacLeod (Toronto, ON)
Catherine Plear (Vancouver, BC)
Leslie Saffrey (Toronto, ON)
Margaret Shaw (Coquitlam, BC)
Shirley Stashko (Athabasca, AB)

Certified Stylistic Editors

Victoria Bell (Ottawa, ON)
Tania Cheffins (North Vancouver, BC)
Evelyn Godin (Ottawa, ON)
Elizabeth Macfie (Chelsea, QC)
Sue MacLeod (Toronto, ON)
Leanne Rancourt (Milton, ON)
Eve Rickert (Vancouver, BC)
Leslie Saffrey (Toronto, ON)

To view the roster of editors certified by the Editors’ Association of Canada, 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 certification grows, the benefits to businesses, governments, organizations and individuals seeking expert editors also increase.

EAC’s 2012 Certification Tests

Registration for the 2012 certification tests opens in July. The Proofreading and Structural Editing tests will be written on Saturday, November 17, in Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and Halifax.

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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 1,600 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 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, and smaller branches (called twigs) in Kitchener-Waterloo-Guelph, Hamilton/Halton, Kingston and Nova Scotia. www.editors.ca

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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