Editors Canada announces six new certified copy editors


Toronto, September 14, 2020—The Editors’ Association of Canada (Editors Canada) is pleased to announce six new certified copy editors.

Certified Copy Editor

Lindsey Hritzuk (Calgary, Alberta)
Liz Prouty (Huntingtown, Maryland)
Ashley Rains (Leander, Texas)
Erin Secord (Toronto, Ontario)
Carmen Siu (Markham, Ontario)
Dina Theleritis (Toronto, 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 292 certifications to 129 professional editors.

“We set the bar when we launched our landmark professional certification program in 2006,” says Editors Canada president Heather Buzila. “These editors have demonstrated remarkable skill and dedication to meet these high standards and earn their certification credentials. Congratulations to all on your exceptional achievement!”

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 is now open for Editors Canada’s 2020 professional certification exam in stylistic editing, which will be administered on Saturday, November 21. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the exam will be offered by remote testing only. 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, 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 Barrie, Calgary, Edmonton, Manitoba, Kitchener-Waterloo-Guelph, Hamilton/Halton, Kingston, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland and Labrador.


Media contact

Michelle Ou
Senior Communications Manager
Editors Canada

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