Editors Canada awards 19 professional certifications in 2018


Toronto, July 16, 2018—The Editors’ Association of Canada (Editors Canada) is pleased to announce that 16 editors have earned new professional certifications. This year, Editors Canada recognizes 12 new certified copy editors, 5 new certified stylistic editors and 2 new certified professional editors.

Certified Professional Editor

Lana Okerlund (Vancouver, BC)
Berna Ozunal (Toronto, ON)

Certified Copy Editor

Raina Delisle (Victoria, BC)
Claire Fossey (Vancouver, BC)
Amy Haagsma (Coquitlam, BC)
Michael MacLean (Ottawa, ON)
Robin Marwick (Toronto, ON)
Maureen Nicholson (Bowen Island, BC)
Berna Ozunal (Toronto, ON)
Solena Rawdah (Vancouver, BC)
Helena Rummens (Deep River, ON)
Kristina Urquhart (Toronto, ON)
Christina Vasilevski (Toronto, ON)
Florene Ypma (Athabasca, AB)

Certified Stylistic Editor

Heather Buzila (Morinville, AB)
Roma Ilnyckyj (Vancouver, BC)
Lana Okerlund (Vancouver, BC)
Erin Secord (Toronto, ON)
Florene Ypma (Athabasca, AB)

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

Since the launch of its landmark professional certification program, Editors Canada has awarded 272 certifications to 123 professional editors.

“It takes determination and a great deal of skill and dedication to become a certified editor,” says president Gael Spivak. “We are pleased to congratulate these exceptional editors for their remarkable achievement.”

Editors Canada 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 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 opens later this month for the proofreading and structural editing tests, which will be held in cities across Canada in November.

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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
416 975-1379 / 1 866 226-3348

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