The new Agreement Template for Editing Services is here

The Editors’ Association of Canada (Editors Canada) is pleased to announce the new Agreement Template for Editing Services.

Thanks to Editors Canada member Kaarina Stiff and former member Dawn Oosterhoff, we have a revised agreement template that is comprehensive, adjustable to various needs and easy to understand. We also had a plain language lawyer review the document.

Please try it out in your day-to-day work, and let us know how it’s working for you! If you have any questions or problems, contact me at

Editors Canada adopted the Standard Freelance Editorial Agreement in 1985. While the agreement was updated in previous years, the new Agreement Template for Editing Services is an extensively revised and updated version.

You may have noticed that we haven’t updated the French agreement yet. We’d love it if francophone members who feel there’s a need for this would work on it! If you want to lead this project or help in any way, please let me know at

Julia Cochrane

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