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Tom Fairley Award

Shining a spotlight on editing excellence

It is often said that editing is an invisible art. But that doesn't mean great editors should hide in the shadows.

So many editors deserve our recognition—editors who dedicate countless hours to refining written communication so the meaning is clear and effective. These are editors who work on all types of projects, from website content, advertisements and reports to magazines, books and software documentation. When it comes to editing, the variety of material is limitless.

Shining a spotlight on editing excellence

The Tom Fairley Award is presented annually to an exceptional editor who played an important role in the success of a project completed in English or French.

The cash award of $2,000 is made possible by Editors Canada and its generous donors. In recognition of their outstanding editorial performance, finalists will receive cash awards of $500 each.

Thanks to our 2016 donors

Iva Cheung

Shelley Egan

Kristy Elik

Nancy Flight

Elizabeth Hatfield

Kate Juniper

Lucy Kenward

Sandy Newton

Catherine Plear

Margaret Shaw

Sharon Stewart

Janete Walter

Jennifer Webb

Grace Yaginuma

Support the Tom Fairley Award for Editorial Excellence

Help to support Editors Canada awards! We invite you to contribute to these awards that honour the outstanding editors and students in our midst.

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We also welcome donations by cheque. Please make your donation payable to "Editors' Association of Canada" with "Tom Fairley Award" written on the memo line.

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Editors Canada

Tom Fairley Award

505–27 Carlton Street

Toronto, ON M5B 1L2