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Get Certified!

To succeed in today's competitive job market, you need to demonstrate your expertise. EAC Certification provides professional editors with official recognition of their high level of knowledge and skill—and a marketing advantage.


The Gold Standard of Editing

Become a Certified Professional Editor or earn a standalone certification in proofreading or copy editing. Register for EAC's certification tests today!

For more information and to register online, visit EAC's certification website. As an EAC member, you benefit from discounted pricing on each certification test—plus extra savings if you register for both tests.

Registration closes on Monday, October 25, 2010, at 1 p.m. EDT.


Test Date

Saturday, November 20, 2010

  • Proofreading (10 a.m. to 1 p.m.)
  • Copy Editing (2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.)

The Stylistic Editing test will be offered in 2011 and the Structural Editing test will be offered in 2012.


Test Locations

The following test locations are planned, demand and resources permitting: Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and Halifax.

Visit EAC's certification website for more information and to register online today.


NEW! Get the Edge on Certification with Revised EAC Publications

EAC is pleased to introduce revised publications to help you prepare for certification.

Certification Study Guides
EAC's revised Proofreading Study Guide and Copy Editing Study Guide are the primary resources for anyone who wants to become certified. Whether you use these guides for independent study or in a workshop setting, you will learn about the knowledge, skills and judgment required to earn your certification credentials.

The new Proofreading Study Guide and Copy Editing Study Guide are available now through our distributor, Captus Press.

Meeting Professional Editorial Standards
The second edition of Meeting Professional Editorial Standards (MPES) is a hands-on resource that covers the range of core editorial skills you need to work as an editor. This unique self-teaching and self-testing package goes beyond the rules of the craft to address the art of editing—as well as the discipline required—and it's filled with tips on proofreading, copy editing, stylistic editing and structural editing.

Proofreading: Meeting Professional Editorial Standards is available now through our co-publisher, Captus Press. Copy Editing: Meeting Professional Editorial Standards will be available in August.

BONUS! Order a subscription for all four volumes of MPES and you'll receive Proofreading and Copy Editing now. Captus will ship the Stylistic Editing and Structural Editing volumes as they are published in 2011. Plus, if you order the MPES subscription you'll also be eligible for a 20% discount on its predecessor publication, Meeting Editorial Standards. This previous edition contains valuable study materials on proofreading, copy editing, stylistic editing and structural editing.

Get on the path to excellence today! Visit Captus Press to order your revised EAC publications.

Proofreading Study Guide    Meeting Professional Editorial Standards 

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