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

Via the Editors’ Association of Canada

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.

Certified Professional Editors (CPE)

Victoria Bell (Ottawa, ON)

Tania Cheffins (North Vancouver, BC)

Leanne Rancourt (Milton, ON)

Eve Rickert (Vancouver, BC)

Certified Proofreaders

Tania Cheffins (North Vancouver, BC)

Jenny Govier (Toronto, ON)

Cat Haggert (Waterdown, ON)

Jennifer Hepburn (Vancouver, BC)

Marie Lesoway (Edmonton, AB)

Christine Rowlands (New Westminster, BC)

Christine Sanger (Toronto, ON)

Stephen Vogan (Toronto, ON)

Certified Structural Editors

Stan J. Backs (St. Albert, AB)

Victoria Bell (Ottawa, ON)

Carolyn Brown (Ottawa, ON)

Tania Cheffins (North Vancouver, BC)

David Ealey (Edmonton, AB)

Sue MacLeod (Toronto, ON)

Berna Ozunal (Toronto, ON)

Leanne Rancourt (Milton, ON)

Eve Rickert (Vancouver, BC)

Sarah Robins (Stony Plain, AB)

Robyn So (New Westminster, BC)

Shelly Stevenson (Carlisle, ON)

To view the Editors’ Association of Canada roster of certified editors, visit www.editors.ca/certified.

EAC 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 EAC Certification continues to grow, the benefits increase to businesses, governments, organizations and individuals seeking professional editors with superior levels of knowledge, experience and skills.

EAC’s 2013 Certification Tests

Registration for the 2013 certification tests opens in July. The Copy Editing and Stylistic Editing tests will be written on Saturday, November 16, 2013, in Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and Halifax. The Proofreading and Structural Editing tests will be offered again in 2014.

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