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EAC Certification—Registration strong!

If you're thinking of writing the 2010 certification tests, you're in good company. Registration is strong and forecasts indicate this may be our best year for the number of test takers and number of tests being written.

EAC Certification recognizes excellence in editing and offers many benefits to you, your employer or clients, and the editing profession. The tests, which are based on current professional editorial standards, allow you to demonstrate your skills and experience.

Tests in Proofreading and Copy Editing will be held on Saturday, November 20, in major centres across the country. Stylistic Editing will be offered in 2011 and Structural Editing in 2012. Pass any one test and earn stand-alone certification credential in that area. Pass all four and earn the valuable Certified Professional Editor (CPE) credential.

Register before Monday, October 25, 1 p.m. EDT
As an EAC member, you will receive a discount of $100 on each test.

Visit for more information on EAC Certification and to register online.


Resources for Certification Success

To help you prepare for certification, EAC publishes resources based on the latest professional editorial standards.

The certification study guide for each skill area includes tips for test preparation, a practice test and answer key, and sample exams showing the work of both a successful candidate and an unsuccessful candidate. After working through each guide, you will go into your test knowing what to expect.

Meeting Professional Editorial Standards contains realistic editing exercises in each skill area, and is a valuable resource for all editors—from beginning editors learning the craft to experienced editors preparing for certification.

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