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Editors Canada awards eight professional certifications in 2017

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Toronto, June 14, 2017—The Editors' Association of Canada (Editors Canada) is pleased to announce that six editors have earned new professional certifications. This year, Editors Canada recognizes four new certified proofreaders, two new certified structural editors and two new certified professional editors.

Certified Professional Editor
Sarah Robins (Vancouver, British Columbia)
Emily Youers (Elora, Ontario)

First two Karen Virag Award recipients honoured at Editors Canada awards banquet

The Karen Virag Award recognizes exceptional efforts by an individual or organization to raise the profile of editing in their community. These heroes of editing go out of their way to raise the profile of our profession in their communities year after year. They champion what we do and how valuable we are.

The award comes with a $400 cash prize and is named for a highly accomplished member of Editors Canada who died in 2014.

Irina Malakhova awarded the 2016 Claudette Upton Scholarship

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Toronto, June 12, 2017—The Editors' Association of Canada (Editors Canada) has announced that Irina Malakhova of Hamilton, Ontario, is the recipient of the 2016 Claudette Upton Scholarship.

The scholarship was presented at the association's annual awards banquet in Ottawa-Gatineau on June 10, 2017. This scholarship is a $1,000 cash award intended to support continuing professional development in editing.

About this year's recipient

Virginia Durksen named winner of the 2017 Karen Virag Award

Grammar Gal recognized for promoting the editing profession

Toronto, June 12, 2017Virginia Durksen of Calgary, Alberta, is the winner of the 2017 Karen Virag Award, which recognizes exceptional efforts by an individual or organization to raise the profile of editing in their community. The award comes with a $400 cash prize and is named for a highly accomplished member of the Editors' Association of Canada (Editors Canada) who died in 2014.

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