Editors Canada launches revised edition of So You Want to Be an Editor career guide


Toronto, October 19, 2015Editors Canada has launched a revised edition of its popular career guide, So You Want to Be an Editor. First published in 1991, So You Want to Be an Editor offers aspiring editors an inside look at the editing profession in Canada and an overview of the path to launching an editing career.

This booklet is packed with information about the qualities and qualifications of a successful editor, working conditions for editors, and the rewards and drawbacks of this career choice. Going beyond book, magazine and newspaper publishing, it describes the many industries where editors work and outlines the skills and tools editors need as technology advances the profession. It’s also chock full of stats and profiles from working Canadian editors.

“For more than 20 years, So You Want to Be an Editor has been an invaluable resource for people considering our profession,” says Editors Canada president Anne Louise Mahoney. “We’re proud to offer this update to appeal to the next generation of editors.”

So You Want to Be an Editor is available as a free download at www.editors.ca/sywtbae. Print copies are available at regional Editors Canada events.

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About Editors Canada

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. Now known as Editors Canada, it is 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.


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416 975-1379 / 1 866 226-3348

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