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Top 5 Reasons to Get Certified

Register for Editors Canada certification tests. Are you ready? Are you still wondering what certification can do for you and your career?

1. Certification demonstrates excellence

Certification tests are tough. They require experience and expertise, and can be a challenge for even the most seasoned of editors. Having an Editors Canada certification credential shows you, your clients and your colleagues that you know your stuff.

"My certification in copy editing gives employers confidence that I can handle a job correctly and with authority. Also, it has earned me respect from my peers."
—Beverly Ensom, Certified Copy Editor

2. Certification helps you determine your strengths—and your weaknesses

Studying and preparing for certification is a challenging process, but the challenge can be its own reward. Join a study group, practise, quiz yourself, study and review everything you ever knew—or thought you knew—about editing. When it's all over, you can have total confidence in your skills as an editor.

"EAC certification has opened many doors for me. Presenting myself as a Certified Professional Editor gives me credibility, confidence and a steady stream of clients."
—Anne Louise Mahoney, Certified Professional Editor

3. Certification is a powerful marketing tool

Promoting yourself as a certified editor lets potential clients know that you are the best of the best.

"Certification earned me extra points when bidding on a federal government standing offer for English editing services. Believe me, every point counts! I eventually won the standing offer."
—Marion Soublière, Certified Copy Editor and Certified Proofreader

4. Certification is a requirement for some clients

As recognition of certification continues to grow, more employers are specifically seeking out certified editors. Which means certification just might give you an edge over the competition.

"Shortly after earning my first certification, I received a call from a prospective client who chose me from the online directory because I was a certified proofreader. This confirmed for me that certification means something to clients."
—Donna Dawson, Certified Professional Editor

5. Certification is a one-of-a-kind honour

Editors Canada's certification program is the first of its kind in the world, and is offered by an association uniquely qualified to recognize editing excellence. Certification makes you part of a trail-blazing line of committed, talented, professional editors.

"My clients are assured that the Editors' Association of Canada recognizes me for professional excellence in accuracy, judgment, skills and experience."
—Alan Yoshioka, Certified Copy Editor and Certified Proofreader

 

Study early!

Editors Canada is pleased to offer publications designed to help you prepare for certification.

Certification Study Guides

Meeting Professional Editorial Standards