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Tom Fairley Award

Shining a spotlight on editing excellence

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 so the meaning is clear and effective. These are editors who work on all types of projects, from website content, advertisements and reports to magazines, books and software documentation. When it comes to editing, the variety of material is limitless.

Shining a spotlight on editing excellence

The Tom Fairley Award is presented annually to an exceptional editor who played an important role in the success of a project completed in English or French.

The cash award of $2,000 is made possible by Editors Canada and its generous donors. In recognition of their outstanding editorial performance, finalists will receive cash awards of $500 each.

Thanks to our 2018 donors

Richard Archbold
Nicole Beauchamp
Jessica Carey
Julie Cochrane
Lee d'Anjou
Nancy Flight
Greg Ioannou
Lucy Kenward
Hannah Magnusson
Anne Louise Mahoney
Audrey McClellan
Michelle Van der Merwe
Newfoundland Twig
Patricia Phillips
Catherine Plear
Gael Spivak
Sharon Stewart
John Yip-Chuck

Support the Tom Fairley Award for Editorial Excellence

Help to support Editors Canada awards! We invite you to contribute to these awards that honour the outstanding editors and students in our midst.

Donate online now.

We also welcome donations by cheque. Please make your donation payable to "Editors' Association of Canada" with "Tom Fairley Award" written on the memo line.

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Editors Canada
Tom Fairley Award
1507-180 Dundas Street West
Toronto ON  M5G 1Z8