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Nominations are open for the 30th annual Tom Fairley Award for Editorial Excellence!

It's our time to shine

Editors are sometimes considered supporting actors, working in the background. Let's take the opportunity to celebrate the vital role we play by recognizing the outstanding editors we know and work with.

So many editors deserve our recognition— editors who dedicate countless hours to refining written communication to ensure the meaning is clear and effective. These are editors who work on all types of projects, ranging from website content, advertisements and reports to magazines, books and software documentation. When it comes to editing, the variety of material is limitless.

Help us shine a spotlight on great editing by submitting a nomination for the 2013 Tom Fairley Award for Editorial Excellence. What makes this year even more special? 2013 marks the 30th anniversary of this prestigious award so we're celebrating three decades of editorial excellence in Canada.

Submit your nomination

Do you know an exceptional editor who played an important role in the success of a project completed in English or French in 2013? Did you make an outstanding contribution as an editor? If so, here's your opportunity to nominate yourself or someone else for EAC's 2013 Tom Fairley Award for Editorial Excellence.

The $2,000 cash award will be presented to the winner at the June 7, 2014, awards banquet of the Editors' Association of Canada conference in Toronto. In recognition of their outstanding editorial performance, finalists will receive cash awards of $500.

The deadline for your letter of nomination is Friday, January 10, 2014. Supporting material must be received by Friday, January 24. Remember, self-nominations are encouraged!

Last year, EAC awarded the Tom Fairley Award to Sandy Newton of Cupids, NL, for her work on Here's the Catch: The Fish We Harvest from the Northwest Atlantic by Wade Kearley (Boulder Publications). Other finalists were Catherine Plear of Vancouver, BC, for Seeking Sickness: Medical Screening and the Misguided Hunt for Disease by Alan Cassels (Greystone Books) and Adele Simmons of Whitby, ON, for The Costumer's Notebook by Rae Stephens (The Costumers Institute).

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

Sandy Newton

2012 Tom Fairley Award winner Sandy Newton

Catherine Plear and Adele Simmons (Photo: Tammy Burns)

2012 finalists Catherine Plear and Adele Simmons
(Photo credit: Tammy Burns)