Professional Editorial StandardsFR
What do editors do? That's a question most members of the Editors' Association of Canada have been asked at one time or another, and it's the question addressed by this new edition of Professional Editorial Standards, revised and updated to reflect the skills and knowledge required by editors today.
Professional Editorial Standards is a pivotal document for EAC and for the editing profession. It sets out what editors should do when performing various stages of editing. It tells employers what to expect from the editors they hire. It shows new editors the range of skills and knowledge they should aspire to. It helps EAC, post-secondary institutions, and other training providers to design material, seminars, and courses on editing. And it's the foundation on which EAC's professional certification of editors is built.
NEW! Revised Professional Editorial Standards now in effect
On May 6, 2009, EAC members voted to adopt a revised version of Professional Editorial Standards effective January 1, 2010.
The revised standards—the product of more than two years of research, review and consultation with editors and other publishing industry professionals—differ in several respects from the 1999 version.
The revised standards are organized as follows:
A. The Fundamentals of Editing (12 standards)
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These standards were developed by the Professional Standards Committee of the Editors' Association of Canada, were adopted by the membership on May 6, 2009, and took effect on January 1, 2010. They will continue to be reviewed regularly. Comments and suggestions should be addressed to
Professional Standards Committee
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