FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Toronto, September 22, 2014—The Editors' Association of Canada (EAC) has introduced student affiliates. Student affiliates replace EAC's student memberships and are available for an annual fee of $50. This is a significant reduction on the previous student membership rate of $131.25/year.
EAC advances the interests of editors, supports them at every stage of their career and promotes excellence in editing. As such, the association is pleased to offer the discounted student affiliate rate to people enrolled in post-secondary studies who have a strong interest in editing.
Student affiliates enjoy many of the same benefits as EAC members, including the opportunity to purchase a profile in the popular Online Directory of Editors.
"We're delighted to give students an affordable way to join the association," says EAC president Jacqueline Dinsmore. "With the introduction of student affiliates, we're looking forward to having more students be a part of EAC. We also hope that the new option of educational affiliates will create opportunities for partnerships with educational institutions and more training for editors."
EAC promotes editing as the key to effective communication. The association sets professional editorial standards and delivers high-quality training and resources for editors.
More information about student affiliates and joining EAC are available on the association website.
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About the Editors' Association of Canada
The Editors' Association of Canada/Association canadienne des réviseurs began in 1979 as the Freelance Editors' Association of Canada to promote and maintain high standards of editing. EAC is the voice of editors in Canada, with 1,500 members and affiliates, both salaried and freelance, who work in the corporate, technical, government, not-for-profit and publishing sectors. EAC's professional development programs and services include professional certification, an annual conference, seminars, guidelines for fair pay and working conditions, and networking with other associations. EAC has six regional branches: British Columbia; Prairie Provinces (currently on hiatus); Saskatchewan; Toronto; National Capital Region; and Quebec/Atlantic Canada, as well as smaller branches (called twigs) in Kitchener-Waterloo-Guelph, Ontario; Hamilton/Halton, Ontario; Kingston, Ontario; Nova Scotia; and Newfoundland and Labrador.
Editors' Association of Canada
Association canadienne des réviseurs
416 975-1379 / 1 866 226-3348