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Submit your nomination for the 2011 Tom Fairley Award for Editorial Excellence!

At its best, editing is often an invisible art. Yet so many editors deserve our recognition—editors who dedicate countless hours to refining written communication to ensure the meaning is clear and effective. These are editors who work on all types of documents, ranging from website content, advertisements and reports to magazines, books and software documentation. When it comes to editing, the variety of material is limitless!

As an editor, have you made an outstanding contribution to a document completed in English or French during the 2011 calendar year? Do you know a deserving editor who played an important role in the success of an outstanding piece of text? If so, here's your opportunity to nominate yourself or someone else for EAC's 2011 Tom Fairley Award for Editorial Excellence.

The Tom Fairley Award was established in 1983 to honour the memory of Tom Fairley. Tom was a founding member of the Editors' Association of Canada and a respected editor and writer who gave his advice generously to novice editors.

The $2,000 cash award will be presented at the June 2, 2012, awards banquet of the Editors' Association of Canada conference in Ottawa.

The deadline for your letter of nomination is Friday, January 13. Supporting material must be received by Friday, January 27.

Last year, EAC awarded the Tom Fairley Award to Lucy Kenward of Vancouver for her work on Vij's at Home: Relax Honey, a follow-up to a best-selling cookbook based on recipes from Vij's Restaurant in Vancouver, which specializes in Indian cuisine. Other finalists were Arlene Prunkl of Kelowna for Brain School: Stories of Children with Learning Disabilities by Howard Eaton (Glia Press); and Christine Wiesenthal of Edmonton, AB, for The Collected Works of Pat Lowther by Pat Lowther (posthumous) (NeWest Press).

Complete nomination instructions and more information about the Tom Fairley Award for Editorial Excellence are available online at