FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Toronto, April 27, 2021—The Editors' Association of Canada (Editors Canada) is pleased to announce a new annual fellowship designed to support editors who have traditionally been excluded by the publishing and editing industries, including editors who are BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and people of colour), 2SLGBTQIA+, neurodiverse and disabled.
Presented for the first time in 2021, the Equity Fellowship provides the following to up to three successful applicants each year:
- one Editors Canada conference registration;
- three Editors Canada webinars;
- one copy of the book Editing Canadian English (and Editorial Niches);
- one copy of the ebook From Contact to Contract;
- one copy of each of the four Certification Test Preparation Guides;
- membership in Editors Canada for one year; and
- a listing in the Editors Canada Online Directory of Editors for one year.
"Our Statement of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion says that part of the job of an editor is to see bias and root it out," says Editors Canada president Heather Buzila. "At a time when institutional racism, privilege and bias are at the forefront, Editors Canada has pledged to listen and to do better."
"Supporting people who have traditionally been excluded from our industry with this fellowship is one of the ways we are acting on that pledge."
How to apply
Editors Canada members, student affiliates and non-members are invited to apply for the fellowship by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with a statement of 500 words or less that answers the question "How will this equity fellowship support you in your editing career?"
As described in the application instructions, the selection committee will choose up to three applicants who best describe
- how they qualify for the fellowship,
- that they understand what is entailed in editing as a profession and have some concrete goals for how they want to develop their career, and
- how the fellowship will support them in their career.
For complete application instructions and other information about the fellowship, visit the Equity Fellowship page.
The deadline for applications is 11:59 p.m., on Monday, May 24.
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, as well as smaller branches (called twigs) in Barrie, Calgary, Edmonton, Manitoba, Kitchener-Waterloo-Guelph, Hamilton/Halton, Kingston, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland and Labrador.
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