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Recognize the importance of editing this #GivingTuesday

Published on: December 02, 2019

From fictional memoirs to fake news, we find ourselves in a time when public trust is a diminishing commodity. 

As a friend of Editors Canada, you know the unsung heroes in this time of uncertainty are editors. Without editors, a huge range of errors can all too easily slip into print—not only spelling, grammar and punctuation mistakes, but factual errors, biased language, unclear passages and other problems, all of which can seriously undermine the credibility and effectiveness of a piece of writing. The result is not only unprofessional, but could lead to legal action against the publisher. 

Editors Canada is a federally incorporated not-for-profit organization that promotes excellence in editing and provides resources for editors at every stage of their careers. 


During the next 24 hours, people around the world will come together to support causes that are important to them. This GivingTuesday, we invite you to give generously as we raise funds for our national awards:

  • The Tom Fairley Award for Editorial Excellence includes a cash award of $2,000 for the winner, and $500 each for two finalists. These prizes are made possible by donations from individuals and several publishers.
  • The Claudette Upton Scholarship recognizes a promising student editor. This $1,000 scholarship helps support continuing professional development in editing.
  • The Karen Virag Award acknowledges an individual or organization's contribution to raising the profile of editors and editing. The award includes a cash prize of $400.

Your generous donation will help us to keep these awards running so we can continue to raise the profile of the editing profession, shine a light on excellence in editing and support the future generation of editors.

No donation is too small. On GivingTuesday, give $5, $10 or whatever amount fits your budget. Every gift helps, and we are grateful for donations in any amount.

Please give now