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Karen Virag Award

Remembering Karen Virag

Karen Virag

The award is named after honorary life member Karen Virag. Its intent is to reflect Karen's own work to raise the profile of editing. This included her long-standing participation on the Cultural Human Resources Council as the Editors Canada representative and her frequent appearances on CBC Radio as one-half of the dynamic Grammar Gals duo with Virginia Durksen. Karen also served as the Editors Canada director of publications.

Each year, Editors Canada presents several awards recognizing excellence in editing and service to the organization. We're proud to acknowledge the editors who have shown remarkable talent and dedication over the course of the previous year.

But what about the perennial heroes of editing? We're talking about the individuals or organizations that go out of their way to raise the profile of our profession in their communities year after year. Our heroes are the ones who champion what we do and just how valuable we are.

Tell us about one of your editing heroes by submitting a nomination for the Karen Virag Award.

Tell us about the editing heroes in your community

About the award

Editors Canada's newest award was created in memory of long-time association member Karen Virag, and in recognition of Karen's many contributions to the profession. The Karen Virag Award recognizes the efforts of an editor or an organization to raise the profile of editing in their community.

The award recipient will be recognized at the annual Editors Canada conference in Ottawa–Gatineau in June 2017, and will receive a commemorative plaque.

Please help us spread the word about this award.

How to apply

Nominees may be individuals or organizations, members or non-members. Nominations from members and non-members are welcome! 

A nominee's contribution may take a variety of forms, including one or more of the following:

  • writing;
  • public speaking;
  • teaching;
  • participating in broadcast or new media; and
  • sponsoring editing-related activities and community building in Canada and abroad.

Nomination packages may be submitted in print or digital format and must include

  • a letter of nomination (100 to 300 words) that clearly and convincingly explains the contribution made by the nominee, and
  • supporting documentation.

Send your nominations to karenviragaward@editors.ca (subject line: Nomination: Karen Virag Award), or mail them to

Editors Canada
Karen Virag Award
505–27 Carlton St.
Toronto, ON  M5B 1L2

Deadline

The deadline for nominations is Friday, April 7, 2017.

 

 

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Mary Bailey
Susanna Biro
Ruth Chernia
Anne Louise Mahoney
Margaret Shaw
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Brendan Wild

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