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Train with the Editors' Association of Canada—the editing experts!


Your choices for high-quality professional development opportunities include branch seminars and programs; the annual national conference; and publications such as Meeting Professional Editorial Standards, Professional Editing Standards and Editors' Association of Canada Certification Study Guides.

The membership advantage

The programs are open to members and non-members. As a benefit of membership, members pay a lower registration fee for seminars, the conference and certification tests. Join now.

Branch seminars and programs

The Association's regional branches and twigs offer seminars and programs covering a range of topics, including basic skills in proofreading, copy editing and substantive editing. They also deal with special-interest and advanced topics such as web editing, technical editing, photo editing and business development.

For details, check the branch or twig nearest you.


You can now get your professional development online with Editors Canada webinars.

National conference

The annual national conference, which is hosted in cycles by a different branch every year, provides training and networking opportunities for members and the public alike.

Meeting Professional Editorial Standards

Meeting Professional Editorial Standards is a hands-on resource that covers the core editorial skills you will need to work as an editor.

Based on Editors Canada's latest Professional Editorial Standards, Meeting Professional Editorial Standards, Second Edition, is adaptable to the needs of all editors—whether you are learning the craft, are an established professional or are preparing for Editors Canada's certification tests.

Order Meeting Professional Editorial Standards.

Professional Editorial Standards

By carefully reviewing each of the editorial standards in Professional Editorial Standards and identifying how it relates (or doesn't relate) to your work, you can identify gaps in your knowledge and skills.

Download Professional Editorial Standards and Editors Canada's definitions of editorial skills at no charge.

Editors' Association of Canada Certification Study Guides

Editors Canada's recently revised Certification Study Guides are the primary resources for anyone who wants to become certified. Whether you use these guides for independent study or in a workshop setting, you will learn about the knowledge, skills and judgment required to earn your certification credentials.

All four guides are available now.