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Editors Canada announces three professional certifications in 2021

Published on: July 01, 2021


Toronto, July 2, 2021— The Editors' Association of Canada (Editors Canada) is pleased to announce that two editors have earned new professional certifications. This year, Editors Canada recognizes two new Certified Stylistic Editors and one new Certified Professional Editor.

Certified Stylistic Editor
Lindsey Hritzuk (Calgary, Alberta)
Robyn So (New Westminster, British Columbia)

Certified Professional Editor
Lindsey Hritzuk (Calgary, Alberta)

To view the roster of certified editors, visit

Since the launch of its landmark professional certification program, Editors Canada has awarded 295 certifications to 132 professional editors.

"Editors Canada's professional certification program is a measure of exceptional skill, experience and dedication," says president Heather Buzila. "Congratulations to the newest certified editors on your achievement!"

Editors Canada created its professional certification program to promote and maintain professional standards of excellence, to help editors develop professionally, and to enhance the status of editing as a profession in Canada. As recognition of professional certification continues to grow, the benefits increase for corporations, governments, not-for-profit organizations, educational organizations, publishing companies and individuals seeking professional editors with superior levels of knowledge, experience and skills.

Registration will open in July for Editors Canada's 2021 professional certification exams in Proofreading and Structural Editing. For more information, visit


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About Editors Canada
Additional information about Editors Canada professional certification is available online.

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, academic, 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 Atlantic Canada, Barrie, Calgary, Edmonton, Hamilton-Halton, Kingston, Kitchener-Waterloo-Guelph and Manitoba.

Media contact
Michelle Ou
Senior Communications Manager
Editors Canada