Editors' Association of Canada


Canadian associations

Access Copyright
Access Copyright (formerly CANCOPY) is a nonprofit organization founded by Canadian writers and publishers. CANCOPY acts on behalf of artists, writers, and publishers to grant permission to copy. A licensing fee or royalty is collected and given back to the artist, writer, or publisher.

American Medical Writers Association (Canada Chapter)
AMWA is an international, nonprofit professional organization that promotes excellence in biomedical communication. AMWA brings together medical, allied-health and science communicators and educators interested in improving the quality and effectiveness of biomedical communication in all media.

ARS Communica — Technical Communicators of Montreal
Formerly STC-Montreal, ARS Communica provides professional development for technical writers in Montreal.

Association of Book Publishers of British Columbia
This site provides members, educators, the media, and the general public with information relating to the British Columbia book publishing industry.

Association of Canadian Publishers
The Association of Canadian Publishers (ACP) represents over 130 Canadian-owned book publishers, with members from all provinces, and members from the literary, general trade, education, and scholarly sectors. ACP encourages the writing, publishing, distribution, and promotion of Canadian books.

Association of Manitoba Book Publishers

Association of Translators and Interpreters of Alberta

Association of Translators and Interpreters of Nova Scotia

Association of Translators and Interpreters of Ontario

Book and Periodical Council
Formed in 1975, the BPC is the umbrella organization for associations involved in the writing and editing, publishing and manufacturing, distribution, and selling and lending of books in Canada.

Book Publishers' Professional Association
The BPPA's mandate is to further professional attitudes and involvement among those engaged in the Canadian book publishing industry. Through its evening programs, the BPPA provides a forum for its members, and the public at large, to discuss relevant issues in publishing, while its seminar series offers professional development opportunities.

Canada Council for the Arts
The Canada Council is an independent, arm's length organization created by the Parliament of Canada in 1957 to foster and promote the arts. The Council provides a wide range of grants and services to professional Canadian artists.

Canadian Association of Professional Image Creators
CAPIC was created in 1978 as a national non-profit association dedicated to safeguarding and promoting the rights and interests of photographers, illustrators and digital artists.

Canadian Authors Association
The CAA, founded in Montreal in 1921, is Canada's national association for writers of every kind, for those actively seeking to become writers, and for those who want to support writers.

Canadian Booksellers Association
The CBA promotes the interests of Canadian booksellers.

Canadian Children's Book Centre
The CCBC is a national, nonprofit organization founded in 1976 to promote and encourage the reading, writing, and illustrating of Canadian children's books by supporting the Canadian children's publishing industry.

Canadian Conference of the Arts
The Canadian Conference of the Arts is Canada's oldest and largest arts advocacy group. Founded in 1945 by the leading artists of the day, the CCA was created to impress upon governments and the general public the importance of the arts and cultural industries in Canadian society.

Canadian Copyright Institute
Founded in 1965, CCI is an association of creators, producers, and distributors of copyright works. The institute's objectives are to encourage a better understanding of the law of copyright; to engage in and foster research in Canadian, foreign, and international copyright law; to encourage the collective administration of copyright that will enable creators and producers of intellectual property to receive fair remuneration for their work; and to work with other organizations concerned with the protection of intellectual property rights towards improving copyright legislation and enforcement.

Canadian Council for the Arts
The Canadian Council for the Arts is a national arm's-length arts funding agency that promotes the development of the arts in Canada through grants and services to professional artists and arts organizations. The Council also administers the Public Lending Right Commission, the Canadian Commission for UNESCO, the Killam Program and the Canada Council Art Bank. The Council reports to Parliament through the Minister of Canadian Heritage.

Canadian Creative Writers and Writing Programs

Canadian Library Association
The mission of the Canadian Library Association is to provide leadership in the promotion, development, and support of library and information services in Canada.

Canadian Literacy and Learning Network
National coalition that promotes adult literacy and numeracy in business, education, government, and labour.

Canadian Marketing Association

Canadian Musical Reproduction Rights Agency
CMRRA is Canada's largest music licensing agency, representing more than 30,000 music publishers and copyright owners. The Canadian Music Publishers Association (CMPA) is a trade association representing the interests of music publishers and copyright owners doing business in Canada.

Canadian Network for Innovation in Education (CNIE)
Formed by the Association for Media Technology in Education in Canada (AMTEC) and the Canadian Association for Distance Education (CADE), CNIE is Canada's national organization of professionals dedicated to providing innovation in education. CNIE offers annual conferences, publications, workshops, media festivals, and awards.

Canadian Press
National news agency with a team of more than 250 journalists who provide multimedia news 24 hours a day to hundreds of Canadian media outlets of all types. Publishes the CP Stylebook and other reference works.

Canadian Printing Industries Association

Canadian Publishers' Council
The Canadian Publishers' Council, as Canada's main English-language book publishing trade association, founded in 1910, represents the interests of companies who publish books and other media for elementary and secondary schools, colleges and universities, professional and reference, retail, and library markets.

Canadian Science Writers' Association
The CSWA is a national alliance of professional science communicators, in all media, whose mission is to cultivate excellence in science writing and science journalism and to increase public awareness of science in Canadian culture.

Canadian Society of Children's Authors, Illustrators and Performers
CANSCAIP is a group of professionals in the field of children's culture with members from all parts of Canada. For more than 30 years, CANSCAIP has been instrumental in the support and promotion of children's literature through newsletters, workshops, meetings and other information programs for authors, parents, teachers, librarians, publishers, and others.

Canadian Translators, Terminologists and Interpreters Council

CSA Group (Canadian Standards Association)

Indexing Society of Canada
The Indexing Society of Canada was established in 1977 to encourage the production and use of indexes and abstracts, to promote the recognition of indexers and abstractors, to improve indexing and abstracting techniques, and to provide a means of communication among individual indexers and abstractors across Canada.

International Association of Business Communicators (US) | British Columbia | Toronto | Golden Horseshoe | London, ON | Maritime | Montreal | Newfoundland & Labrador | Ottawa | Waterloo | Calgary | Edmonton | Manitoba | Regina | Saskatoon
IABC includes about 15 000 professional communicators worldwide from various backgrounds: corporate industry, government, nonprofit, human resources, editing, photography, graphic design, teaching, public relations and advertising.

Language Industry Association
AILIA's mission is to promote and increase the competitiveness of the Canadian language industry through advocacy, accreditation and information sharing.

League of Canadian Poets
LCP is Canada's national association of professionally published and practicing poets.

Literary Press Group of Canada
The Literary Press Group of Canada is a non-profit association of Canadian-owned and operated book publishers.

Livres Canada Books
Livres Canada Books is a nonprofit organization with a mandate to help Canadian publishers develop foreign markets and promote export sales of their books, by providing financial assistance and market intelligence. Livres Canada Books is not an exporter or distributor.

Magazines Canada
Magazines Canada is a not-for-profit organization whose primary purpose is to serve as the marketing arm for its member consumer magazines in Canada.

National Adult Literacy Database
NALD is a non-profit organization that provides Internet-based literacy and essential skills information and resources to adults in Canada. NALD is supported by the Canadian government's Office of Literacy and Essential Skills and the Government of New Brunswick.

Network of Translators in Education

Newspapers Canada
A combined initiative of the Canadian Newspaper Association (CNA) and the Canadian Community Newspapers Association, Newspapers Canada is a nonprofit organization, representing more than 830 Canadian daily, weekly, and community newspapers in all Canadian provinces and territories.

Office of Literacy and Essential Skills
The Literacy and Essential Skills branch of the Government of Canada has identified the key literacy and essential skills required for almost every job and used in daily life in Canada. The Office of Literacy and Essential Skills links provide a wide variety of helpful podcasts, webinars, videos, tools and resources.

PEN Canada
PEN Canada — the Canadian chapter of International PEN, founded in England in 1921 to represent "Poets, Essayists and Novelists" — works on behalf of writers, at home and abroad, who have been forced into silence for writing the truth as they see it.

Plain Language Online Training

Playwrights Guild of Canada
Playwrights Guild of Canada (formerly Playwrights Union of Canada) is the national, nonprofit association of professional playwrights.

Professional Writers Association of Canada
The Professional Writers Association of Canada is a non-profit organization founded in 1976. PWAC's membership includes over 400 professional freelance writers, journalists, editors, and communications experts. It offers professional development, colleague support, political lobbying, and helps to set standards of practice for the publishing industry in Canada.

Saskatchewan Publishers Group

Scholarly Societies Project
The Scholarly Societies Project at the University of Waterloo, Ontario, has been created to facilitate access to information about scholarly societies across the world.

Society for Technical Communication (US) | Alberta | Eastern Ontario | Manitoba | Southwestern Ontario | Toronto | West Coast
STC is a nonprofit international organization and is the largest professional society devoted to technical communication.

Society of Graphic Designers of Canada

Society of Translators and Interpreters of British Columbia

World Literacy Canada
WLC is a nonprofit voluntary organization that works to promote adult literacy, raise public awareness, and fund community-based education programs in Canada, India and Nepal.

Writers' Union of Canada
Founded in 1973, The Writers' Union of Canada is a national organization of professional writers of books for the general public. The Union works to advance conditions for all writers, to unite writers for the advancement of their common interest, and to foster writing in Canada.   

International associations

American Booksellers Association
Founded in 1900, the American Booksellers Association is a trade organization pledged to protecting the well-being of book retailers and to promoting the availability of books.

American Communication Association
The ACA is the U.S. national professional organization of scholars, students, and practitioners in the field of communication studies. This site provides information about the ACA, a collection of materials on communication law and First Amendment issues, resources for teaching and research in communication studies, and an extensive reference resource page for scholars and activists.

American Copy Editors Society
ACES, a professional organization of copy editors, is dedicated to improving the quality of journalism and the working lives of journalists. While its primary focus is on newspaper copy editing, ACES welcomes editors from other publications, as well as academic representatives and students.

American Dialect Society
Founded more than a century ago, the American Dialect Society still is the only scholarly association dedicated to the study of the English language in North America — and of other languages, or dialects of other languages, influencing it or influenced by it.

American Library Association

American Medical Writers Association
AMWA is an international, nonprofit professional organization that promotes excellence in biomedical communication. AMWA brings together medical, allied-health and science communicators and educators interested in improving the quality and effectiveness of biomedical communication in all media.

American Society for Indexing

American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
Includes ACE (a searchable database of music titles, writers, performers, and publishers), the online edition of Playback, articles and music industry news, information about licensing, and more.

American Society of Journalists and Authors

American Society of News Editors

American Translators Association

Associated Press Managing Editors
Associated Press Managing Editors is an association of U.S. and Canadian editors whose newspapers are members of The Associated Press. Since 1931, APME has been dedicated to advancing, improving, and promoting journalism through its own newspapers and through its relationship with the Associated Press news service.

Association for Canadian Studies in the United States

Association of American Publishers
The Association of American Publishers (AAP), with some 300 members located throughout the United States, is the principal trade association of the book publishing industry.

Association of American University Presses

Association of Earth Science Editors (US)
The goals of the AESE are to strengthen the profession of earth science editing, to foster education, and to promote the exchange of ideas of general and specific problems of selection, editing, and publication of research manuscripts, journals, serials, periodicals, and maps pertaining to the earth sciences.

Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (UK)

Association of Opinion Journalists

Belgian Society of Authors, Composers and Publishers
SABAM is a performing and mechanical rights society.

Bibliographical Society of America

Board of Editors in the Life Sciences
The Board of Editors in the Life Sciences (BELS) was founded in 1991 to evaluate the proficiency of manuscript editors in the life sciences and to award credentials similar to those obtainable in other professions.

Canberra Society of Editors, Australia

Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals
Formed in 2002 by a merger of The Library Association and the Institute of Information Scientists. CILIP is the leading professional body for librarians and information managers, with more than 16,000 members throughout the U.K. and overseas, comprised of 13 branches and 38 special interest groups.

Council of Editors of Learned Journals

Council of Science Editors
The Council of Science Editors (CSE) — formerly the Council of Biology Editors — aims to improve communication in the sciences by educating authors, editors, and publishers; by providing means of cooperation among persons interested in publishing in the sciences; and by promoting effective communication practices in primary and secondary publishing in any form.

Dictionary Society of North America
The Dictionary Society fosters scholarly and professional activities relating to dictionaries. A dictionary is defined as a list of words or other vocabulary items, with information about their meaning or other linguistic properties. The Society promotes the exchange of information and ideas among members through meetings, research projects, publications (such as a newsletter, a journal, bibliographies, directories), and any other means it may deem appropriate.

Editorial Freelancers Association (US)
EFA is a national, nonprofit, professional organization of self-employed workers in the publishing and communications industries.

Electric Editors
The Electric Editors is a free service for editors, proofreaders, indexers, translators, authors, publishers and other suppliers and users of professional publishing services. The Electric Editors provides three e-mail discussion lists, a library of macros to assist on-screen editors, and a comprehensive and topical list of Internet links to support publishing professionals in their daily work.

European Association of Science Editors (EASE)
The association is a non-governmental and non-profit-making organization operated for scientific and educational purposes. In spite of the word "European" in its name, EASE is international, with a quarter of its members coming from other continents.

IAB Canada
The IAB Canada is not-for-profit and is the only organization in Canada dedicated to the development and promotion of digital/interactive advertising. The national voice of the Canadian digital marketing and advertising industry, the IAB represents Canada's best-known and most respected advertisers, agencies, service providers, measurement companies, media companies, educational institutions, government associations, and mobile and video game developers and marketers.

Independent Book Publishers Association (US)
Formerly the Publishers Marketing Association (PMA). The IBPA is a nonprofit trade association representing independent publishers of books.

Institute of Professional Editors Limited
Formerly the Council of Australian Australian Societies of Editors (CASE). Links and contact information for seven editorial societies and the IPEd.

International Association of Business Communicators
IABC provides products, services, activities and networking opportunities to help people and organizations achieve excellence in public relations, employee communication, marketing communication, public affairs, and other forms of communication.

International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers 
CISAC, the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers, is a nonprofit, non-governmental organisation embracing 231 member societies representing more than 3 million creators in 121 countries.

International Federation of Translators
FIT is an international organization of translators' associations in 55 countries. Through its more than 100 member associations, FIT represents over 80 000 translators worldwide.

International Organization for Standardization
Established in 1947, ISO is a non-governmental, worldwide federation of national standards bodies from 164 countries. The mission of ISO is to promote the development of standardization and related activities in the world with a view to facilitating the international exchange of goods and services, and to developing cooperation in the spheres of intellectual, scientific, technological, and economic activity.

International Reading Association
Promotes high levels of literacy by improving the quality of reading instruction through studying the reading process and teaching techniques.

Investigative Reporters & Editors

Newspaper Association of America

Small Publishers Association of North America
SPAN is a nonprofit trade association for independent presses and self-publishers.

Small Publishers, Artists and Writers Network (SPAWN)

Society for Editors and Proofreaders (UK)
The SfEP is a non-profit-distributing organization with the twin aims of: promoting high editorial standards and achieving recognition of the professional status of its members. There are currently around 1 700 members (mostly in the UK), providing a wide range of freelance editorial services to the publishing community and beyond. Corporate membership is also available to publishing companies.

Society for Technical Communication
The STC is a nonprofit international organization and is the largest professional society devoted to technical communication. STC is concerned with the education, improvement, and advancement of its members. Members include writers, editors, illustrators, printers, publishers, educators, students, engineers, and scientists in all areas of technology.

Society of American Business Editors and Writers
Members of the Society have joined together in the common pursuit of the highest standards of economic journalism, through both individual and collective efforts. Recognizing that economic freedom is inextricably linked to political freedom and that an informed citizenry can ensure that these freedoms are sustained, it is the Society's mission as an independent, not-for-profit organization to encourage comprehensive reporting of economic events without fear or favoritism and to upgrade skills and knowledge through continuous educational efforts. SABEW produces a newsletter called The Business Journalist.

Society of Editors (WA) Inc.
Founded in Western Australia in 1992, as a professional organization of people involved in the publishing industry, either as freelance or in-house editors, copy editors, proofreaders, indexers, production managers, designers, etc. SOEWA functions partly as an educational group, improving and developing members' skills, and partly representing the interests of members in regard to such matters as establishing fees and minimum conditions of engagement.

Society of English-Native-Speaking Editors (SENSE) (Netherlands)

Society of Professional Journalists (US)

Society of Writers, Editors, and Translators (Japan)
The Society of Writers, Editors, and Translators (SWET) is a group of people engaged mainly in these three professions, as well as in teaching, research, technical writing, rewriting, design, production, copywriting, and other areas related to the written word in Japan. Its membership is defined less by occupation than by a desire to share experience, information, and expertise involving English writing and publishing.

Writers Guild of America, West

Writers Guild of America, East