Call for Nominations for the 2011 Tom Fairley Award for Editorial Excellence

Do you know a deserving editor who played an important role in the success of an outstanding piece of text during the 2011 calendar year? Help EAC shine a spotlight on great editing by nominating them for the Editors’ Association of Canada’s 2011 Tom Fairley Award for Editorial Excellence!

At its best, editing is often an invisible art. Yet so many editors deserve our recognition—editors who dedicate countless hours to refining written communication to ensure the meaning is clear and effective. These are editors who work on all types of documents, ranging from website content, advertisements and reports to magazines, books and software documentation. When it comes to editing, the variety of material is limitless!

The Tom Fairley Award was established in 1983 to honour the memory of Tom Fairley. Tom was a founding member of the Editors’ Association of Canada and a respected editor and writer who gave his advice generously to novice editors.

The $2,000 cash award will be presented at the June 2, 2012, awards banquet of the Editors’ Association of Canada conference in Ottawa.

The deadline for your letter of nomination is Friday, January 13. Supporting material must be received by Friday, January 27. Self-nominations are encouraged!

Complete nomination instructions and more information about the Tom Fairley Award for Editorial Excellence are available online at www.editors.ca/tomfairley.

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