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Submit your nomination for the Tom Fairley Award for Editorial Excellence

Do you know an editor who's made an outstanding contribution to a work published in Canada in English or French during the 2008 calendar year? If so, now's the time to nominate that person for the Editors' Association of Canada's 2008 Tom Fairley Award for Editorial Excellence.

Nominees must be individual editors who worked either in-house or on a freelance basis on the projects under consideration. Any type of written project—book, magazine, report, software documentation—is eligible, as is any type of editorial work. Nominees are limited to one submission per year. This submission may comprise a single item or several related items.

A $2,000 cash prize accompanies the award. Established in 1983 and presented annually by the Editors' Association of Canada, the award recognizes the editor's often invisible contribution to written communication. The 2008 Tom Fairley Award will be presented at the banquet of the Editors' Association of Canada conference in Toronto on June 6, 2009.


  1. Friday, January 16, 2009, for the letter of nomination
  2. Friday, January 30, 2009, for the supporting documentation and administration fee

Self-nominations are encouraged.

For complete nomination instructions and other information about the award, see