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Editors Canada announces the first réviseurs agréés from its French editing proficiency testing program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Toronto, March 22, 2016 — The Editors' Association of Canada (Editors Canada) is proud to announce the first réviseurs agréés in its history! Fifty-nine people passed the inaugural general editing test and will receive the title of réviseur agréé or réviseure agréée du Programme d'agrément en révision linguistique – Réviseurs Canada

French-language editors now have a tool to assess their editing skills and receive official recognition from a professional association. What's more, businesses, government ministries, agencies, organizations and all those who produce texts can now hire editors with proven expertise. The program includes two tests: one in general editing and one in comparative editing, which covers the editing of texts translated from English to French.

"We are thrilled to announce the first réviseurs agréés of our French editing proficiency testing program," says Anne Louise Mahoney, president of Editors Canada. "Ten years ago, we paved the way with the Editors Canada Certification program in English. With the addition of the Programme d'agrément en révision linguistique – Réviseurs Canada, we can truly say that today we are also setting the professional standard when it comes to French-language editing in Canada."

"I am very proud that the world's francophone editors now have access to such a program," affirms Sandra Gravel, chair of the program's founding committee, "as it adds a key ingredient to keep their career vital and active and allows us to spread the word about this fascinating profession. Congratulations to all the new réviseurs agréés!"

In October 2016, Editors Canada will offer the first test in comparative editing to réviseurs agréés and réviseures agréées. Registration for the test will begin in May. The next test in general editing will be offered in October 2017. To find out more about the Programme en révision linguistique – Réviseurs Canada, visit www.reviseurs.ca/agrément.

2016 Réviseurs agréés and réviseures agréées:

Stéphanie Audet Brazeau, Toronto, ON
Magalie Avard, Québec, QC
Marie-Rose Basque, Saint-Hubert, QC
Marie-Gabrielle Blais, Québec, QC
Isabelle Bouchard, Saint-Antoine-de-Tilly, QC
Joanie Boutin, Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures, QC
France Brûlé, Québec, QC
Marilène C. Rousseau, Montréal, QC
Isabelle Capmas, Sutton, QC
Geneviève Cloutier, Montréal, QC
Sylvie Collin, Montréal, QC
Dominique Dancause, Montréal, QC
Johanne David, Beaconsfield, QC
Luce Des Marais, Montréal, QC
Noémi Doyon, Québec, QC
Fabiola Fouron, Montréal, QC
Lise-Andrée Francoeur, Verdun, QC
Chantal Frigon, Montréal, QC
Marie-Élaine Gadbois, Québec, QC
Marie-Élaine Gervais, Montréal, QC
Marilyn Giroux, Sainte-Marie, QC
Josianne Guillemette, Lévis, QC
Catherine Houle, Québec, QC
Frédérique Izaute, Montréal, QC
Maryse Lafontaine, Beaconsfield, QC
Judith Langevin, Québec, QC
Pierre-Luc Langevin, Québec, QC
Anne-Marie Lapointe, Québec, QC
Jenny Larouche, Québec, QC
Suzanne Lavigne, Montréal, QC
Ariane Leblanc-Vincent, Québec, QC
Marie-Claude Leduc, Gatineau, QC
Liette Lemay, Québec, QC
Bianka Lemelin, Québec, QC
Emmanuelle Marchand, Boucherville, QC
Julie Morin, Gatineau, QC
Valérie Murray, Québec, QC
Pascale Ouimet, Lévis, QC
Sophie Pallotta, Saint-Eustache, QC
Sophie Paradis, Montréal, QC
Christine Paré, Lévis, QC
Annie Pelletier, Rivière-du-Loup, QC
Patricia Pelletier, Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures, QC
Hélène Perrin, Laval, QC
Millie Pouliot, Québec, QC
Geneviève Racette, Montréal, QC
Marie-Ève Rivet, Québec, QC
Chantal Roberge, Québec, QC
Joëlle Simoneau, Boucherville, QC
Dominique Thomas, Saint-Colomban, QC
Sandy Torres, Granby, QC
Geneviève Toussaint, Québec, QC
Mylene Tremblay, Québec, QC
Daphné Trottier, Québec, QC
Dominique Vallerand, Montréal, QC
Catherine Vaudry, Québec, QC

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About Editors Canada
Editors Canada began in 1979 as the Freelance Editors' Association of Canada to promote and maintain high standards of editing. In 1994, the word "Freelance" was dropped to reflect the association's expanding focus to serve both freelance and in-house editors. Now known as Editors Canada, it is Canada's only national editorial association. It is the hub for 1,500 members and affiliates, both salaried and freelance, who work in the corporate, technical, government, not-for-profit and publishing sectors. The association's professional development programs and services include professional certification, an annual conference, seminars, guidelines for fair pay and working conditions, and networking with other associations. Editors Canada has six regional branches: British Columbia; Prairie Provinces (currently on hiatus); Saskatchewan; Toronto; Ottawa–Gatineau; and Quebec/Atlantic Canada, as well as smaller branches (called twigs) in Calgary, Alberta; Kitchener-Waterloo-Guelph, Ontario; Hamilton/Halton, Ontario; Kingston, Ontario; Nova Scotia; and Newfoundland and Labrador.

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