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As Canada’s only national editorial association, Editors Canada is the hub for 1,300 members and affiliates, both salaried and freelance, who work in the corporate, technical, government, not-for-profit and publishing sectors.
The association’s professional development programs and services include professional certification, an annual conference, seminars, webinars, and networking with other associations. Editors Canada has five regional branches: British Columbia; Saskatchewan; Toronto; Ottawa–Gatineau; and Quebec, as well as smaller branches (called twigs) in Barrie, Calgary, Edmonton, Manitoba, Kitchener-Waterloo-Guelph, Hamilton/Halton, Kingston, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland and Labrador.
Webinars: Since 1979, Editors Canada has been delivering high-quality, local training for editors at every stage of their careers. Now you can get your professional development online with Editors Canada webinars.
Professional Certification: Editors Canada professional certification identifies editors who are masters of their craft. Whether you’re an editor or someone who hires editors, you can benefit from the landmark certification program offered by Editors Canada.
Conferences: Editors Canada conferences offer programmed sessions led by expert presenters and panelists. The association hosts a national, bilingual conference every spring. In 2019, it also launched the Congrès des langagiers et langagières, a biennial conference held entirely in French. Editors Canada conferences are open to members and non-members alike, and all attendees can take advantage of learning, networking and fun.
Mentorship: The John Eerkes-Medrano Mentorship Program is a national program that offers editors across the country the opportunity to participate in one-on-one mentor-mentee relationships.
Tools: Editors Canada offers many free tools to support editors at any stage of their career. Free downloads include Professional Editorial Standards, the Agreement Template for Editing Services, Guidelines for Ethical Editing of Student Texts and the Career Builder.
Publications: Editors Canada authors essential books—some of which have been adopted as course texts by Canadian universities— to support professional development for editors. Titles include Editing Canadian English, Edit Like a Pro and From Contact to Contract: How Editors Get Clients to Work With Them.
Awards: Editors Canada awards raise the profile of the editing profession, shine a light on excellence in editing and support the future generation of editors. Awards include the Tom Fairley Award for Editorial Excellence, the Claudette Upton Scholarship, the Karen Virag Award, the President’s Award for Volunteer Service and the Equity Fellowship.