FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Toronto, July 10, 2017—The Editors' Association of Canada (Editors Canada) is proud to announce the first réviseurs agréés avec attestation en révision comparative in its history! Eight people have passed the attestation en révision comparative test, which is part of the Programme d'agrément en révision linguistique — Réviseurs Canada.
French-language editors now have a tool they can use to evaluate their editing skills and to receive official recognition by a professional association. Also, businesses, ministries, agencies, organizations and individuals who produce texts can now hire editors with proven skills. The Programme includes two tests: the agrément en révision linguistique générale test and the attestation en révision comparative test, which covers the editing of texts translated from English to French.
"We are very happy to announce the first réviseurs agréés avec attestation en révision comparative from our French agrément program," says Anne Louise Mahoney, president of Editors Canada. "Ten years ago, we set the stage with the Editors Canada Certification program. With the addition of the Programme d'agrément en révision linguistique — Réviseurs Canada, we can truly say that today we are also setting the professional standards for French-language editing in Canada."
"I am very proud that the world's francophone editors now have access to such a program," adds Sandra Gravel, chair of the founding committee for the Programme. "This adds an important aspect to their career and allows us to spread the word about this fascinating profession. Congratulations to all the new réviseurs agréés avec attestation en révision comparative!"
On October 14, 2017, Editors Canada will conduct a second agrément général test in Quebec City and Montreal. Registration for the test is now open. To learn more about the Programme en révision linguistique — Réviseurs Canada, visit www.reviseurs.ca/agrément.
Here are the réviseures agréées avec attestation en révision comparative:
Stéphanie Audet Brazeau, Toronto, ON
Marie-Gabrielle Blais, Quebec City, QC
Geneviève Cloutier, Montreal, QC
Chantal Frigon, Montreal, QC
Josianne Guillemette, Lévis, QC
Pascale Ouimet, Lévis, QC
Sophie Pallotta, Saint-Eustache, QC
Joëlle Simoneau, Boucherville, QC
About Editors Canada
Editors Canada began in 1979 as the Freelance Editors' Association of Canada to promote and maintain high standards of editing. In 1994, the word "Freelance" was dropped to reflect the association's expanding focus to serve both freelance and in-house editors. As Canada's only national editorial association, it is the hub for 1,300 members and affiliates, both salaried and freelance, who work in the corporate, technical, government, not-for-profit and publishing sectors. The association's professional development programs and services include professional certification, an annual conference, seminars, webinars, and networking with other associations. Editors Canada has five regional branches: British Columbia; Saskatchewan; Toronto; Ottawa–Gatineau; and Quebec/Atlantic Canada, as well as smaller branches (called twigs) in Calgary, Edmonton, Manitoba, Kitchener-Waterloo-Guelph, Hamilton/Halton, Kingston, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland and Labrador.
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