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If you're an editor, join us. If you're on your way to becoming an editor, consider student affiliation, or join as a member. Everyone is welcome.

Get in touch with more than 1,300 other editors across the country, with members of related associations, and with editors working around the world.

Take advantage of discounts on training and resources. Connect with clients and employers through our job board and search tools. We have loads of opportunities to develop your skills.

If you're serious about your career as an editor, whatever stage of career you're at, we're serious about helping you make the most of it.

Professional editing is key in producing effective communications. Our members, salaried and freelance, work throughout Canadian private and public sectors as individuals and as part of larger teams.

Check out more details at the links below:

Join now

Join now as a member. Open to anyone and allows participation in all programs and benefits.

Join now as a student affiliate. Students are defined as anyone enrolled part-time in an editing or editing-related post-secondary program, or in full-time post-secondary studies in any discipline. Editors Canada will also allow the student affiliate status for anyone applying for it within three months of completing one of these programs.

People who are working and taking supplementary courses for professional development do not qualify as students.

Students must provide proof of student status to This can be any document showing the name of the educational institution, their name and a date (including the year), such as

  • a tuition receipt,
  • program registration, 
  • a signed letter or email from a professor, or
  • an unofficial transcript.

Join now as an emeritus member. Open to editors who are 60 years of age or older and have a total of any 10 years of membership in the association. To apply for emeritus membership, you must supply proof of age.

Join now as a two-year member. Members who renew for two years will receive a 5% discount on their membership fee. Note: The two-year option is not available for emeritus members and student affiliates.

Processing time

Processing of Editors Canada applications and renewals for membership or student affiliation, Online Directory of Editors profiles, and/or email addresses may take up to a week.

You will receive an email confirmation once your request has been processed. Thank you for your patience.

Questions? Contact the national office at