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Certification: Registration closes on Friday

Have you registered for the Editors Canada Proofreading and Structural Editing certification exams yet? Don't delay! Registration closes this Friday, October 28.

If you're thinking about becoming a Certified Proofreader or Certified Structural Editor, keep in mind you won't be able to write these tests again until 2018 (Copy Editing and Stylistic Editing will be offered in 2017). Register today  to join the growing roster of certified editors!

Exam date: Saturday, November 19

Locations: Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, and Halifax

Do you want official recognition of your editorial acumen?

"I pursued the CPE designation to show that editing was not just something I happened to have a knack for, but something I'd studied, something I saw as my career, and something that could actually bring a lot of value to my organization," says Jess Shulman, CPE. "The designation allowed me to gain the trust of people throughout my firm, right up to the CEO, to revise their writing without losing their message."

Exam tip: Make the most of your study guides

Editors Canada publishes valuable resources to help you prepare. Use the study guides to practise test-taking skills and monitor your progress, on your own or with a partner. For extra practice, work through the passages in Meeting Professional Editorial Standards.

Want more tips? See Preparing for certification.

WATCH IT NOW: Are You Certifiable? Preparing for Editors Canada's Certification Exams

Did you miss our free certification webinar earlier this month? You can stream the recording on YouTube now. In this webinar, certification steering committee co-chairs Anne Brennan and Jeanne McKane explained the exam format, and answered questions about certification and how to prepare for the exams. They also described the program as a whole and provided test-taking tips from certified editors.

Try a sample proofreading question
Which one of these publications would most likely be designed with ragged right text?
(a) corporate newsletter
(b) genre fiction book
(c) professional journal
(d) trade non-fiction book



(a) corporate newsletter