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Announcing Canada's first Certified Professional Editors

EAC congratulates all candidates of EAC's certification program. We're proud to announce the first editors to successfully complete all four certification tests and achieve the designation of Certified Professional Editor (CPE).

Janice Dyer (Toronto branch)
Kristina Lundberg (Prairie Provinces branch)
Anne Louise Mahoney (National Capital Region branch)
Ann-Marie Metten (British Columbia branch)

"These distinguished editors have demonstrated exemplary skill, experience and dedication, not to mention hard work, to pass all four demanding certification tests," according to Zofia Laubitz and Barbara Tomlin, co-chairs of EAC's Certification Steering Committee.

Awarding Canada's first CPEs marks a milestone for EAC—the achievement of a long-held goal to establish the gold standard for editing in Canada. EAC certification formally recognizes editors who have demonstrated excellence in their profession, paving the way for businesses, governments, organizations and individuals to select and hire editors with proven credentials.

The November 2008 administration also produced the first Certified Structural and Stylistic Editors and 14 new Certified Copy Editors.

The following editors granted permission for their names to be included in this list of candidates who were successful in the November 2008 administration.

Certified Copy Editors
Martha Ayim
Laura Cappello Bromling
Iva Cheung
Freya Godard
Linda Jenkins
Tilman Lewis
Dawn Loewen
Sheila Mahoney
Eve Rickert
Lynn Schellenberg
Brooke Smith
Marion Soublière
Sarah Wight
Merrie-Ellen Wilcox

Certified Structural and Stylistic Editors
Janice Dyer
Kristina Lundberg
Anne Louise Mahoney
Ann-Marie Metten
Margaret Shaw

Passed the 2008 test for Copy Editing
Martha Ayim
Victoria Bell
Laura Byrne Paquet
Laura Cappello Bromling
Iva Cheung
Freya Godard
Linda Jenkins
Tilman Lewis
Dawn Loewen
Sheila Mahoney
Lana Okerlund
Eve Rickert
Lynn Schellenberg
Brooke Smith
Marion Soublière
Sarah Wight
Merrie-Ellen Wilcox

Passed the 2008 test for Structural and Stylistic Editing
Janice Dyer
Kristina Lundberg
Anne Louise Mahoney
Ann-Marie Metten
Margaret Shaw

Passed the 2008 test for Elementary Knowledge of the Publishing Process
Anouche Agnerian
Laura Barakeris
Marie-Christine Bédard
Carolyn Brown
Laura Cappello Bromling
Wendy Carroll
Charles Charbonneau
Iva Cheung
Natalia Dyatlova
Laura Edlund
Jason Flammia
Sonia Gluppe
Sara Goodchild
Daleara Hirjikaka
Linda Jenkins
Tilman Lewis
Sheila Mahoney
David McConkey
Holly Munn
Eve Rickert
Margaret Shaw
Brooke Smith
Merrie-Ellen Wilcox

"Although EAC's certification tests have only been offered since 2006, the program had been in the works for a long time before that," said Zofia and Barbara. "We would like to thank the numerous EAC members who have helped to bring certification to fruition. They too have a right to feel proud today."

Since the certification tests were launched in 2006, EAC has accredited a total of 4 Certified Professional Editors, 25 Certified Proofreaders, 25 Certified Copy Editors and 5 Certified Structural and Stylistic Editors.
 
EAC will honour the newly certified editors at a ceremony before this year's annual general meeting, which will be held on Saturday, June 6, in conjunction with the 30th anniversary conference in Toronto. A full report on the 2008 certification administration will soon be posted in the Members' Area of the association website.
 
2009 certification tests
Are you a highly skilled editor looking for a marketing advantage? On November 21 and 23, EAC will offer the Elementary Knowledge of the Publishing Process, Proofreading and Structural and Stylistic Editing tests. The Copy Editing test will be offered next in 2010. Registration opens in July 2009.

To assess your readiness and see what the tests involve, check out EAC Certification: Study Guide and Exemplars. Each volume of the Study Guide provides you with a comprehensive introduction to one of the certification tests, including a practice test, an answer key and sample performances with markers' comments. Working through the relevant volumes of the Study Guide is a hands-on way to engage with the standards and identify gaps in your current knowledge and skills.

Visit the association website for more information on certification.

Issued on behalf of the Certification Steering Committee by the national office.