Editors Canada awards nine professional certifications in 2016


Toronto, June 2, 2016—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 copy editors and three new certified stylistic editors.

Since the launch of its landmark professional certification program in 2006, Editors Canada has awarded 245 certifications to 111 professional editors.

“Editors Canada certification is a measure of excellence and identifies those who are masters of their craft,” says president Anne Louise Mahoney. “We’re thrilled to recognize the newest certified editors for their achievement. This is a true mark of exceptional skill, experience and dedication.”

Certified Copy Editor

Heather Buzila (Morinville, AB)
Christopher Cameron (Toronto, ON)
Roma Ilnyckyj (Vancouver, BC)
Robert Kennedy (Toronto, ON)
Christine Rowlands (New Westminster, BC)
Eva van Emden (Squamish, BC)

Certified Stylistic Editor

Andrea Di Stefano (Montreal, QC)
Matthew Godden (London, ON)
Shana Johnstone (Vancouver, BC)

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

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 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.

2016 Certification Tests

Registration for the 2016 certification tests opens this July. Proofreading and structural editing will be offered on Saturday, November 19, 2016, in Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and Halifax. The copy editing and stylistic editing tests will be offered again in 2017.

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About Editors Canada

Additional information about Editors Canada 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 1,500 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, guidelines for fair pay and working conditions, and networking with other associations. Editors Canada has six regional branches: British Columbia; Prairie Provinces (currently on hiatus); Saskatchewan; Toronto; Ottawa–Gatineau; and Quebec/Atlantic Canada, as well as smaller branches (called twigs) in Calgary, Alberta; Kitchener-Waterloo-Guelph, Ontario; Hamilton/Halton, Ontario; Kingston, Ontario; Nova Scotia; and Newfoundland and Labrador.


Media Contact

Michelle Ou
Communications Manager
Editors Canada
416 975-1379 / 1 866 226-3348

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