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Tom Fairley Award
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.
In 2018, Editors Canada will present the Tom Fairley Award for the 34th time. The 2018 award recognizes an exceptional editor who played an important role on a project published in the 2017 calendar year.
The $2,000 cash award will be presented to the winner at the Editors Canada conference in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, in May 2018. In recognition of their outstanding editorial performance, finalists will receive cash awards of $500 each.
- Who is eligible for nomination?
- When are the deadlines?
- How do I make a nomination?
- What do I include as supporting documentation?
- How do I submit the administration fee?
- Who are the judges?
- Who has won the Tom Fairley Award?
- Who was Tom Fairley?
- Whom do I contact for further information?
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Tom Fairley Award
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