Editors’ Association of Canada, National Office
505–27 Carlton Street
Toronto, Ontario M5B 1L2
The Editors’ Association of Canada/Association canadienne des réviseurs (EAC) promotes professional editing as key in producing effective communication. Our 1,700 members, both salaried and freelance, work with individuals in the corporate, technical, government, not-for-profit and publishing sectors.
Six regional branches — British Columbia, the Prairie Provinces, Saskatoon, Toronto, the National Capital Region and Quebec/Atlantic provinces — provide a range of local programming and services.
EAC sponsors professional development seminars, promotes and maintains high standards of editing and publishing in Canada, establishes guidelines to help editors secure fair pay and good working conditions, helps both in-house and freelance editors to network, and cooperates with other publishing associations in areas of common concern.
Tom Fairley Award for Editorial Excellence: Established in 1983 and presented annually by the Editors’ Association of Canada, The Tom Fairley Award for Editorial Excellence recognizes the editor’s often invisible contribution to written communication. The cash award of $2,000 is made possible by grants from EAC and several publishers: HarperCollins, Random House of Canada, Breakwater Books, Orca Book Publishers, UBC Press, Madison, the C. D. Howe Institute, New Society Publishers and the University of Calgary Press.
EAC Certification: EAC’s certification program is for editors of written material who work in English. Successful candidates can become Certified Professional Editors or earn certification in proofreading, copy editing and/or structural and stylistic editing. EAC certification gives editors official recognition of excellent editing knowledge and skill — and a marketing advantage. It also ensures employers can recruit staff and freelancers who meet industry standards — and lets them give their employees an unmatched professional development opportunity.
Annual Conference: The highlight of our year is the annual conference. Hosted by a different branch each year, EAC’s conference provides training and networking opportunities for members and non-members alike. Enjoy professional development seminars, renew old acquaintances and make new ones. It’s always a full weekend, with something for everyone.