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Submit your nomination for the 2015 Tom Fairley Award for Editorial Excellence!


It's our time to shine

It is often said that editing is an invisible art. But that doesn't mean great editors should hide in the shadows.

So many editors deserve our recognition—editors who dedicate countless hours to refining written communication so the meaning is clear and effective. These are editors who work on all types of projects, 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 2015 Tom Fairley Award for Editorial Excellence.

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 2015? Did you make an outstanding contribution as an editor? If so, here's your opportunity to nominate yourself or someone else for the 2015 Tom Fairley Award for Editorial Excellence.

The $2,000 cash award will be presented to the winner at the Editors Canada conference in Vancouver in June 2016. In recognition of their outstanding editorial performance, finalists will receive cash awards of $500.

The deadline for your letter of nomination is Friday, January 15, 2016. Supporting material must be received by Monday, February 1. Self-nominations are encouraged!

Grace Yaginuma, Sue MacLeod and Suzanne Rent

Last year, Editors Canada presented the Tom Fairley Award to Grace Yaginuma of Vancouver, BC, for her work on A Discerning Eye: The Walter C. Koerner Collection of European Ceramics by Carol E. Mayer (Figure 1 Publishing). Other finalists were Sue MacLeod of Toronto, ON, for Mending Hearts, Building Bridges: The Story of Save a Child's Heart by Bernard Goldman (Save a Child's Heart Foundation) and Suzanne Rent of Halifax, NS, for Our Children (Metro Guide Publishing).

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