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EAC: National e-news update, July 17, 2008

News, events, tips and updates for members of the Editors' Association of Canada

In this issue:

1. CERTIFICATION: Update
2. ONLINE DIRECTORY OF EDITORS: New ODE coming this September
3. CONFERENCE 2008: In pictures
4. CAFEPRESS: Celebrate summer


1. CERTIFICATION: Update
EAC congratulates all candidates in the association's 2007 Certification Program Test Administration. The November 2007 administration produced the first Certified Copy Editors and the latest Certified Proofreaders.

The following candidates granted permission for their names to be included in this list of those who passed the 2007 Certification tests.

Elementary Knowledge of the Publishing Process
Martha Ayim
Dina Bennett
Anne Brennan
Dave Ealey
Beverly Ensom
Jennifer Hoy
Anne James
Kevin James
Heidi Leury
Jeanne McKane
Marguerite Watson
Sarah Wight

Proofreading
Martha Ayim
Stan J. Backs
Dina Bennett
Anne Brennan
Janice Dyer
Jeanne McKane
Sarah Wight

Copy Editing
Stan J. Backs
Anne Brennan
Donna Dawson
Janice Dyer
Beverly Ensom
Lois Hibbert
Kristina Lundberg
Elizabeth Macfie
Anne Louise Mahoney
Ann-Marie Metten
Elizabeth Moreau

Certified Proofreaders
Martha Ayim
Stan J. Backs
Dina Bennett
Anne Brennan
Janice Dyer
Jeanne McKane
Sarah Wight

Certified Copy Editors
Stan J. Backs
Anne Brennan
Donna Dawson
Janice Dyer
Beverly Ensom
Lois Hibbert
Kristina Lundberg
Elizabeth Macfie
Anne Louise Mahoney
Ann-Marie Metten
Elizabeth Moreau


They're certified! (L-R Elizabeth Macfie, Stan J. Backs, Beverly Ensom)
Photo credit: Blossom Thom

EAC applauds all candidates who continue to take part in the certification program and pursue the Certified Professional Editor (CPE) designation.

Read up on the results of the 2007 Certification Program Test Administration. A report and accompanying cover letter are now posted in Interactive Voice.

Interested in EAC Certification? Are you a highly skilled editor who has demonstrated a high level of knowledge and skill in the profession? This November, EAC will offer a test in Structural and Stylistic Editing for the first time, as well as tests in Elementary Knowledge of the Publishing Process and Copy Editing. A Proofreading test will be offered next in 2009. Registration opens on July 23.

To assess your readiness and see what the tests involve, check out EAC Certification: Study Guide and Exemplars. The fourth and final volume, Structural and Stylistic Editing, is now available for sale. 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 EAC Certification.


2. ONLINE DIRECTORY OF EDITORS: New ODE coming this September
This summer, you'll see a new version of the Online Directory of Editors, the official advertising directory of association members for use by clients, employers and colleagues. A development team is hard at work and committed to delivering a brand new directory in September. The redeveloped ODE is being designed with functionality in mind. Members and employers alike will enjoy a complete aesthetic overhaul and a more user-friendly platform.

More than 360 EAC members have already signed up for a listing in the Online Directory of Editors. A listing through June 2009 costs just $7.50* per month (to a maximum of $75*). Don't pass up this opportunity to promote yourself!

Important Information

  • To sign up, pay online or download
    PDF iconthis form (96.16 KB)
    to pay by mail or fax.
  •  If you previously had a listing in the ODE, it will be reactivated during the next scheduled update.
  • To submit a new listing, log into the Members' Area and go to Your online directory listing page.
  • Only voting and qualifying members in good standing and honorary life members may list in the directory.
  • Student and emeritus members may not list in the directory (Rules and Regulations No. 3: Membership Categories in the Association).

*GST extra


3. CONFERENCE 2008: In pictures
If you attended Conference 2008: Editing in the Global Village, you probably noticed pre-conference workshop presenter Marilyn Jones snapping photos over the course of the three-day event in Edmonton. Feel like reminiscing? Weren't there, but wonder what you missed? Visit Marilyn's Flickr page to view her conference photos. Creative captioning is encouraged!


4. CAFEPRESS: Celebrate summer

Ready to enjoy some fun in the sun? Make EAC's CafePress shop your first stop en route to a glorious summer! Stave off the heat in an EAC T-shirt as the mercury rises. Perhaps it's an EAC barbecue apron or beer stein you're after. The association's secure online shop is where you'll find all of the unusual, fun and irreverent products you'll need to keep your cool this summer.

EAC BBQ Apron


The EAC national e-news update is produced on behalf of the national executive council by the national office.