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Submit your nomination for the Tom Fairley Award for Editorial Excellence

So many editors deserve our recognition—editors who dedicate hours to editing books, magazines, government or corporate reports, software documentation and other written projects.

Do you know a deserving editor who's made an outstanding contribution to a work published in English or French during the 2009 calendar year? If so, here's your opportunity to nominate that person for EAC's 2009 Tom Fairley Award for Editorial Excellence. Self-nominations are also encouraged.

The Tom Fairley Award was established in 1983 to honour the memory of Tom Fairley. Tom was a founding member of the Editors' Association of Canada and a respected editor and writer who gave his advice generously to novice editors.

A cash award of $2,000 is made possible by grants from HarperCollins, Random House of Canada, Breakwater Books, Orca Book Publishers, UBC Press, Madison, the C.D. Howe Institute, New Society Publishers, the University of Calgary Press and the Editors' Association of Canada. The 2009 Tom Fairley Award will be presented at the banquet of the Editors' Association of Canada conference in Montreal on May 29, 2010.

The deadline for nominations is Friday, January 15, 2010.

Last year, EAC awarded the 25th anniversary Tom Fairley Award to Melva McLean of Vancouver for her work on TRIUMF Five-Year Plan 2010–2015: Building a Vision for the Future, an 850-page report for Canada's national laboratory for particle and nuclear physics.

Other finalists were Robert Clarke of Peterborough for Gold Dust on His Shirt: The True Story of an Immigrant Mining Family by Irene Howard (Between the Lines); Andrea Ellis of Toronto for Bold Visions: The Architecture of the Royal Ontario Museum by Kelvin Browne (Royal Ontario Museum); and Leah-Ann Lymer of Toronto for Driven to Kill: Vehicles as Weapons by J. Peter Rothe (University of Alberta Press).

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