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Submit your nomination for the 2016 Tom Fairley Award for Editorial Excellence!

It's our time to shine

It is often said that editing is an invisible art. But that doesn't mean great editors should hide in the shadows.

So many editors deserve our recognition—editors who dedicate countless hours to refining written communication so the meaning is clear and effective. These are editors who work on all types of projects, from website content, advertisements and reports to magazines, books and software documentation. When it comes to editing, the variety of material is limitless.

Shining a spotlight on editing excellence

Help us shine a spotlight on great editing by submitting a nomination for the 2016 Tom Fairley Award for Editorial Excellence.

Now in its 33rd year, the Tom Fairley Award is presented annually to an exceptional editor who played an important role in the success of a project completed in English or French.

Submit your nomination

Do you know an exceptional editor who played an important role in 2016? Did you make an outstanding contribution as an editor? If so, here's your opportunity to nominate yourself or someone else for the 2016 Tom Fairley Award for Editorial Excellence.

The $2,000 cash award will be presented to the winner at the Editors Canada conference in Gatineau in June 2017. In recognition of their outstanding editorial performance, finalists will receive cash awards of $500.

The deadline for your letter of nomination is Monday, January 30, 2017. Supporting material must be received by Monday, February 13, 2017. Self-nominations are encouraged!

Meet the 2015 recipient and finalists

Lesley Peterson, David Carpenter, Maggie Langrick and Margaret Shaw

Lesley Peterson, David Carpenter, Maggie Langrick and Margaret Shaw

Last year, Editors Canada presented the Tom Fairley Award to Lesley Peterson of Florence, Alabama, for her work The Little Third Reich on Lake Superior: A History of Canadian Internment Camp R by Ernest Robert Zimmermann, Michel S. Beaulieu and David K. Ratz (University of Alberta Press).

Other 2015 finalists were David Carpenter of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, for The Education of Augie Merasty: A Residential School Memoir by Joseph A. Merasty (University of Regina Press); Maggie Langrick of Vancouver, British Columbia, for Shell: One Woman's Final Year After a Lifelong Struggle with Anorexia and Bulimia by Michelle Stewart (Life Tree Media); and Margaret Shaw of Coquitlam, British Columbia, for The Meter Socket Handbook (Thomas & Betts Limited).

Complete nomination instructions and more information about the Tom Fairley Award for Editorial Excellence are available online.