FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Toronto, June 24, 2022—The Editors' Association of Canada (Editors Canada) has awarded the 2022 Equity Fellowship to three recipients.
2022 Equity Fellowship Recipients
Emily Bradley (Chesterville, Ontario)
Anastasia Chipelski (Winnipeg, Manitoba)
Nathalie Goyette (Deep River, Ontario) (not pictured)
First awarded in 2021, the Editors Canada Equity Fellowship is 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+, neurodivergent and disabled.
"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. "Supporting people who have traditionally been excluded from our industry with this fellowship is one of the ways we are acting on our pledge to do better. Congratulations to all three recipients! Best of luck as you advance in your editing careers."
The Equity Fellowship provides the following to up to three successful applicants each year:
- membership in Editors Canada for one year
- registration for the annual conference or the congrès des langagiers et langagières (in French only) of Editors Canada;
- 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; and
- a listing in the Editors Canada Online Directory of Editors for one year.
Each fellowship is valued at approximately $1,250.
About Editors Canada
Additional information about the Equity Fellowship can be found on the Editors Canada website.
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 four regional branches: British Columbia; 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.
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