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Submit your nomination for the 2012 Tom Fairley Award for Editorial Excellence!

It's our time to shine

It is often said that editing is an invisible art. But that doesn't mean great editors should hide in the shadows.

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 projects, ranging from website content, advertisements and reports to magazines, books and software documentation. When it comes to editing, the variety of material is limitless!

Help us shine a spotlight on great editing by submitting a nomination for the 2012 Tom Fairley Award for Editorial Excellence.

Submit your nomination

As an editor, have you made an outstanding contribution to a document completed in English or French during the 2012 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 2012 Tom Fairley Award for Editorial Excellence.

The $2,000 cash award will be presented to the winner at the June 8, 2013, awards banquet of the Editors' Association of Canada conference in Halifax. In recognition of their outstanding editorial performance, finalists will receive cash awards of $500.

The deadline for your letter of nomination is Friday, January 11. Supporting material must be received by Friday, January 25. Self-nominations are encouraged!

Cow: A Bovine BiographyLast year, EAC awarded the Tom Fairley Award to Iva Cheung of Vancouver for her work on Cow: A Bovine Biography by Florian Werner, translated by Doris Ecker (Greystone Books). Other finalists were Smaro Kamboureli of Toronto for In Flux: Transnational Shifts in Asian Canadian Writing by Roy Miki (NeWest Press) and Peter Midgley of Edmonton for The Man in Blue Pyjamas by Jalal Barzanji, translated by Sabah Salih (The University of Alberta Press).

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