2012 Tom Fairley Award Short List Announced

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The Editors’ Association of Canada (EAC) has announced the finalists for the 2012 Tom Fairley Award for Editorial Excellence. The $2,000 grand prize is awarded annually to an editor who has shown excellence, skill and talent in helping to produce a work published in Canada in English or French in the award year. EAC is also pleased to announce that, in recognition of their outstanding editorial performance, the other finalists will receive a cash prize of $500 each.

Once again, the judges were faced with the difficult task of selecting a short list from a pool of remarkably talented and dedicated editors who brought out the best in their respective publications. One judge in particular glowingly praised “the editors’ unflagging zeal to get at and express the truths that were important to the authors, and their skill in doing so.”

The finalists have been invited to EAC’s awards banquet, to be held during EAC’s 2013 conference in Halifax on June 8.

SHORT LIST

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Editors’ Association of Canada Announces 24 New Certifications Awarded to Professional Editors

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The Editors’ Association of Canada (EAC) is pleased to announce that 20 candidates earned a total of 24 new professional certifications as part of EAC’s landmark certification program. This year EAC recognizes 4 new Certified Professional Editors, 8 new Certified Proofreaders and 12 new Certified Structural Editors. Since the program’s launch in 2006, EAC has awarded 191 certifications to 90 professional editors.

“Certification represents excellence in editing, and we are thrilled that every year, more and more professional editors are becoming certified,” says EAC president Greg Ioannou. “Whether editors choose one or all four disciplines, the program offers a great way to demonstrate their skills to potential employers and to themselves.”

EAC congratulates the following new certified editors.

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Catharine Chen is the recipient of the Claudette Upton Scholarship

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The Editors’ Association of Canada (EAC) has announced that Catharine Chen is the 2012 recipient of the Claudette Upton Scholarship. The $1,000 cash award, which helps support continuing professional development in editing, will be presented during EAC’s annual conference, scheduled for June 7 to 9 in Halifax.

One might be tempted to assign Chen’s attraction to correctness in writing to the struggle of growing up with a non-traditionally spelled name: “That’s Catharine with two A’s!”—but in fact, like many excellent literary editors, Chen began her career as a creative writer. It was during her MFA in Creative Writing at the University of British Columbia that Chen discovered editing was as fulfilling for her as writing, and maybe even more so. The program’s workshop model encouraged not only non-stop writing, but also the critiquing of her classmates’ writing. She enjoyed analyzing a piece, determining what it might need, dreaming up suggestions and discussing those discoveries with the author.

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Registration is open for Editors’ Association of Canada Conference 2013!

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Editors’ Association of Canada Conference 2013

Theme: Between the Lines/
Entre les lignes
Dates: June 7–9, 2013
Location: Lord Nelson Hotel, Halifax
Registration: Register now! Early-bird discounts in effect until April 12.

Come on down!

There’s no need to read between the lines. Registration is now open for the event of the year, the Editors’ Association of Canada’s 2013 conference, Between the Lines, June 7–9. Register now!

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