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Are You Certifiable? Certification Registration Opens Next Week!

Registration for the Editors' Association of Canada's landmark certification program opens in just one week. Are you ready to join the growing roster of certified editors? Here are a few tips to get you started on your path to excellence.

Learn about the certification process

Be certain you have a strong grasp of the fundamentals of editing

  • Start reviewing Part A. The Fundamentals of Editing in Professional Editorial Standards (2009).  This forms a strong foundation for your knowledge, and it applies to editing in all media and disciplines.
  • Refer to the Chicago Manual of Style, which also contains detailed information about the essentials and the editorial process.

Are you ready? Try this 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


Dates and details

The proofreading and structural editing tests will be written on Saturday, November 15, 2014, in Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, and Halifax.

Registration for the 2014 tests opens on Monday, July 28.

The copy editing and stylistic editing tests will be offered in November 2015.

Visit the Editors' Association of Canada certification page for more information.



a) corporate newsletter