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Editors' Association of Canada announces new certified editors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Toronto, May 16, 2011—The Editors' Association of Canada (EAC) is pleased to announce that four more editors have received the designation of Certified Professional Editor (CPE). EAC has awarded almost 150 certification credentials since launching its landmark certification program in 2006.

"With each test setting, we are very proud to see the number of certified editors continue to increase," says EAC president Michelle Boulton. "Clearly, Canadian editors recognize the value of meeting standards for excellence in our profession, but we are also seeing an increasing number of employers requesting, or even requiring EAC certification."

The new Certified Professional Editors are:

Wendy Carroll (Ottawa, ON)
Sonia Gluppe (Kingston, ON)
Sherry Hinman (Whitby, ON)
Jeanne McKane (Toronto, ON)

For a list of editors certified by the Editors' Association of Canada, visit EAC's roster of certified editors at www.editors.ca/certified.

EAC developed its certification program to promote and maintain high professional standards of editing, to help editors develop professionally and to enhance the status of editing as a profession in Canada. Each year an increasing number of people register to take the tests. As recognition of EAC certification continues to grow, so too does the benefit to businesses, governments, organizations and individuals looking for editors with high levels of knowledge, experience and skills.
 
EAC's 2011 Certification Tests
Registration for the 2011 certification tests opens in July. The Copy Editing and Stylistic Editing tests will be written on Saturday, November 19, 2011, in Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and Halifax (demand and resources permitting). The Proofreading and Structural Editing tests will be offered in 2012.

For more information, visit www.editors.ca/certification/index.html.

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About the Editors' Association of Canada
The Editors' Association of Canada/Association canadienne des réviseurs began in 1979 as the Freelance Editors' Association of Canada to promote and maintain high standards of editing. EAC is the voice of editors in Canada, with more than 1,600 members, both salaried and freelance, who work in the corporate, technical, government, not-for-profit and publishing sectors. EAC's professional development programs and services include certification, an annual conference, seminars, guidelines for fair pay and working conditions, and networking with other associations. EAC has six regional branches: British Columbia, Prairie Provinces, Saskatchewan, Toronto, National Capital Region and Quebec/Atlantic Canada.

Media Contact:
Michelle Ou
Communications Manager
Editors' Association of Canada
Association canadienne des réviseurs
416 975-1379 / 1 866 226-3348
communications@editors.ca