Editors' Association of Canada Celebrates Commitment to Editorial Excellence with Six Honorary CertificationsFR
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Toronto, August 6, 2014—The Editors' Association of Canada (EAC) has granted the designation of Honorary Certified Professional Editor to six long-time members, to recognize their foundational work in developing the association's landmark professional certification program.
EAC congratulates and thanks the following recipients of the CPE (Hon.) designation for their dedication and commitment to professional certification for Canadian editors.
All of the new CPEs (Hon.) served for at least five years on the association's certification steering committee, in various leadership roles. Their efforts were critical to founding and launching the program.
"The certification program has been an extraordinarily complex task, and these six special people were instrumental in piloting the many elements that had to come together to produce it," says EAC president Jacqueline Dinsmore.
Editors' Association of Canada certification continues to flourish, thanks to the commitment of many volunteers. Since the program's launch in 2006, 97 professional editors have earned a total of 212 certifications.
EAC created its certification program to promote and maintain standards of excellence, to help editors develop professionally, and to enhance the status of editing as a profession in Canada.
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About the Editors' Association of Canada
The Editors' Association of Canada/Association canadienne des réviseurs began in 1979 as the Freelance Editors' Association of Canada to promote and maintain high standards of editing. EAC is the voice of editors in Canada, with more than 1,500 members, both salaried and freelance, who work in the corporate, technical, government, not-for-profit and publishing sectors. EAC'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. EAC has six regional branches: British Columbia; Prairie Provinces; Saskatchewan; Toronto; National Capital Region; and Quebec/Atlantic Canada, as well as smaller branches (called twigs) in Kitchener-Waterloo-Guelph, Ontario; Hamilton/Halton, Ontario; Kingston, Ontario; Nova Scotia; and Newfoundland and Labrador.
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