If you're wondering what certification can do for you, consider these benefits and testimonials from certified editors.
1. Demonstrates excellence
Passing the tests requires experience and expertise. They can be a challenge for even the most seasoned editors. A certification credential demonstrates to your clients and your colleagues that you know your stuff.
"My certification in copy editing gives employers confidence that I can handle a job correctly and with authority. As well, it has earned me respect from my peers."
—Beverly Ensom, Certified Copy Editor
2. Increases professional confidence
When it comes to studying and preparing for certification, the challenge is its own reward. The rigorous review and learning process will give you full confidence in your editing skills.
"EAC Certification has opened many doors for me. Presenting myself as a Certified Professional Editor gives me credibility, confidence, and a steady stream of clients."
—Anne Louise Mahoney, Certified Professional Editor
3. Gives you a powerful marketing tool
Promoting yourself as a certified editor tells prospective clients you're among the best of the best.
"Certification earned me extra points when bidding on a federal government standing offer for English editing services. Believe me, every point counts. I eventually won the contract."
—Marion Soublière, Certified Copy Editor and Proofreader
4. Now required by some clients
As recognition of the Editors' Association of Canada's certification program grows in various industries, more employers and clients seek out certified editors. Your credential gives you a powerful edge over the competition.
"Shortly after earning my first certification, I received a call from a prospective client who chose me from the Online Directory of Editors because I was a Certified Proofreader. This confirmed for me that the designation means something to clients."
—Donna Dawson, Certified Professional Editor
5. Obtain a distinctive honour
The Editors' Association of Canada's certification program is the first of its kind in the world, offered by an association uniquely qualified to recognize editing excellence. It makes you part of a trail-blazing group of committed, talented editors.
"My clients are assured that the Editors' Association of Canada recognizes me for professional excellence in accuracy, judgment, skills, and experience."
—Alan Yoshioka, Certified Copy Editor and Proofreader