Editors Canada announces 10 professional certifications in 2022


Toronto, June 2, 2022—The Editors’ Association of Canada (Editors Canada) is pleased to announce that nine editors have earned new professional certifications. This year, Editors Canada recognizes six new Certified Proofreaders and four new Certified Structural Editors.

Certified Proofreader

Beau Brock (Ottawa, Ontario)
Janis Cleugh (Coquitlam, British Columbia)
Julie Duncan-Taylor (Kapuskasing, Ontario)
Jesse Marchand (Vancouver, British Columbia)
Ashley Rains (Leander, Texas)
Shelley Svidal (Edmonton, Alberta)

Certified Structural Editor

Amy Allen (Ottawa, Ontario)
Maureen Nicholson (Bowen Island, British Columbia)
Ashley Rains (Leander, Texas)
Wendy Theodore (Ottawa, Ontario)

To view the roster of certified editors, visit editors.ca/certified-editors.

Since the launch of its landmark professional certification program, Editors Canada has awarded 301 certifications to 137 professional editors.

“Editors Canada’s professional certification program establishes the highest standards for editing,” says association president Heather Buzila. “These credentials are not easily earned, but they are richly deserved. Congratulations to the newest certified editors on their achievements!”

Editors Canada created its professional 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 professional certification continues to grow, the benefits increase for corporations, governments, not-for-profit organizations, educational organizations, publishing companies and individuals seeking professional editors with superior levels of knowledge, experience and skills.

Registration will open this summer for Editors Canada’s 2022 professional certification exams in Copy Editing and Stylistic Editing. For more information, visit editors.ca/certification.

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About Editors Canada

Additional information about Editors Canada Professional Certification is available online.

Editors Canada began in 1979 as the Freelance Editors’ Association of Canada to promote and maintain high standards of editing. In 1994, the word “Freelance” was dropped to reflect the association’s expanding focus to serve both freelance and in-house editors. As Canada’s only national editorial association, it is the hub for 1,300 members and affiliates, both salaried and freelance, who work in the corporate, technical, government, academic, not-for-profit and publishing sectors. The association’s professional development programs and services include professional certification, an annual conference, seminars, webinars, and networking with other associations. Editors Canada has five regional branches: British Columbia; Saskatchewan; Toronto; Ottawa–Gatineau; and Quebec, as well as smaller branches (called twigs) in Atlantic Canada, Barrie, Calgary, Edmonton, Hamilton-Halton, Kingston, Kitchener-Waterloo-Guelph and Manitoba.


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Michelle Ou
Senior Communications Manager
Editors Canada

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