FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Toronto, April 6, 2016—The Editors' Association of Canada (Editors Canada) and the American Copy Editors Society (ACES) are pleased to announce a new national partnership between the two organizations. This collaboration will elevate the status of both organizations by expanding training and development opportunities. Members of Editors Canada can participate in ACES webinars and online training courses, conferences, etc. at member rates, with the same courtesy extended to ACES members from Editors Canada.
"Partnering with Editors Canada gives ACES members an opportunity at international training," said ACES president Teresa Schmedding. "ACES fits well with Editors Canada. Both our organizations are focused on providing quality training to our members."
"We're immensely proud of setting professional standards for editing in Canada in English and in French," said Editors Canada president Anne Louise Mahoney. "Through this partnership, we look forward to giving members of both organizations the opportunity to learn side by side and advance their careers."
Editors Canada and ACES are committed to giving editors the resources they need to develop their professional skills and network. Working together, these organizations will extend their international reach, benefiting Canadian and American editors, while raising the profile of editors and the editing profession.
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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. For more information, visit www.editors.ca.
The American Copy Editors Society is a non-profit 501(c)(3) education and membership organization working toward the advancement of copy editors. Our aim is to provide solutions to editing problems, training and a place to discuss common issues. With more than 1,600 members, ACES is an international members' alliance of editors working at newspapers, magazines, online news sites, public relations and marketing agencies and corporations. ACES training opportunities include a national conference, more than a dozen daylong boot camps around the country and online training. For more information, visit www.copydesk.org.
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