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2014 Tom Fairley Award Short List AnnouncedFR
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Toronto, May 11, 2015—The Editors' Association of Canada (EAC) has announced the finalists for the 2014 Tom Fairley Award for Editorial Excellence.
The Tom Fairley Award recognizes an editor's outstanding contribution to a work published in Canada in English or French in the award year. The $2,000 grand prize will be presented at the awards banquet of the international Editing Goes Global conference in Toronto on June 13. EAC is also pleased to announce that the two other finalists will each receive a cash prize of $500 in recognition of their exceptional editorial performance.
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The judges for the 2014 Tom Fairley Award are respected Canadian editors. Peter Midgley is the author of a travel memoir, Counting Teeth: A Namibian Story, and was the recipient of the 2013 Tom Fairley Award. He is also the senior editor (acquisitions) at the University of Alberta Press. Rosemary Shipton was the founding coordinator of the Publishing Program at Ryerson University. She has taught all levels of editing. In 2007 Trinity College, University of Toronto, granted her an honorary doctorate for her contribution to publishing in Canada. Sandy Newton is a freelance writer, editor and consultant. She co-authored Birds of Newfoundland (winner of a 2010 Atlantic Book Award) and won the 2012 Tom Fairley Award.
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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 1,500 members and affiliates, 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 (currently on hiatus); Saskatchewan; Toronto; National Capital Region; 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.