How to applyFR
Lease an "@editors.ca" email address for one year:
Online Directory of Editors profile:
Payments may be made by VISA, MasterCard, cheque or money order and must be made in Canadian funds. All payments must be made out to Editors' Association of Canada.
Certain restrictions apply. Please read the "Categories of membership" to the left.
*Effective July 1, 2010, EAC is required to charge HST, regardless of which province you reside in. According to the Canada Revenue Agency, EAC membership is delivered over the course of a year and is subject to pro-rated HST charges. http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/tx/bsnss/tpcs/gst-tps/menu-eng.html.
For your convenience, EAC offers the following methods of applying for membership.
Categories of membership
Student Membership is open to anyone enrolled in an editing or editing-related post-secondary course or program or anyone enrolled in full-time post-secondary education. Student members are eligible for all programs and benefits; but they cannot serve as a member of the national executive council or as a branch chair or treasurer, and they cannot vote on national issues at the association's annual general meeting or vote in a referendum. Student members are not eligible to list their profiles in the Online Directory of Editors.
Applicants for student membership must supply proof of student status, such as a signed letter from a professor or an unofficial transcript showing the name of the educational institution, the applicant’s name and a date (including the year).
Qualifying Membership is open to anyone and allows participation in all programs and benefits except those specified below as additional for voting members.
Voting Membership is open to editors who have completed at least 500 hours of editorial work (including volunteer work) in the 12 months preceding application for membership. Voting membership allows participation in all programs and benefits. Additional benefits include eligibility to serve as a member of the national executive council, to serve as a branch chair or treasurer to vote on national issues at the association's annual general meeting, and to vote in a referendum.
To apply for voting membership, complete an editing experience form (PDF, 22 KB) and submit it with your application. (Voting membership is also granted to a member after three consecutive years as a qualifying member.)
Download the voting application guidelines (PDF, 91 KB).
Emeritus Membership is open to editors who are 60 years of age or older and have 10 consecutive years of membership in the association. Emeritus members are eligible for member services, products and discounts available from the association. However, emeritus members are not eligible to list their profile in the Online Directory of Editors. Emeritus members also have voting rights for national general meetings and referendums, and are eligible for elected national or branch positions that require national voting status.
Honorary Life Membership is a discretionary honour that may be awarded by the association to EAC members who have made an exceptionally valuable contribution to the association. It cannot be applied for.
Please note that processing of EAC memberships, renewals, Online Directory of Editors profiles and/or email addresses may take up to a week. You will receive an email confirmation from EAC once your request has been processed. Thank you for your patience.
Questions? Contact the EAC national office: