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Editors' Association of Canada Announces Scholarship Opportunity for Student Editors


Toronto, November 9, 2009—The Editors' Association of Canada (EAC) is pleased to introduce a $1,000 scholarship to help fund continuing professional development for student members of EAC who hope to become editors. The deadline for applying is November 30, 2009.

Established in 2009, the Claudette Upton Scholarship honours the memory of Claudette Reed Upton-Keeley. Upton was a gifted editor who loved the English language. She worked freelance and in-house, specializing in scientific, medical and historical materials. She was an honorary life member of EAC, taught editing courses and was a much-loved mentor to many. Her efforts to encourage editors in training will continue through the provision of the annual scholarship.

Student members of EAC are invited to send their applications by mail to the Claudette Upton Scholarship Coordinator, Editors' Association of Canada, 505-27 Carlton Street, Toronto, ON M5B 1L2, or by email to, and include the following documents:

  • A reference letter from an instructor in the applicant's course or program
  • A resumé (two pages maximum) describing the applicant's education and work history
  • A 300-word statement in response to the question "At the end of your long career as an editor, what one thing do you hope to be most proud of?"

The selection committee will choose a scholarship winner who best demonstrates an aptitude for editing, a commitment to pursuing a career as an editor and qualities reminiscent of honorary life member Claudette Upton. The winner is encouraged to use the prize to attend EAC's national conference, purchase EAC publications or attend association workshops. The winner will be acknowledged at EAC's national conference, Reflections: Editing Content and Culture, in Montreal, on May 29, 2010.

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Additional information about the Claudette Upton Scholarship is available at The Editors' Association of Canada/Association canadienne des réviseurs began in 1979 as the Freelance Editors' Association of Canada to promote and maintain high standards of editing. EAC is the voice of editors in Canada, with more than 1,700 members, both salaried and freelance, who work in the corporate, technical, government, not-for-profit and publishing sectors. EAC's professional development programs and services include certification, an annual conference, seminars, guidelines for fair pay and working conditions, and networking with other associations. EAC has six regional branches: British Columbia, Prairie Provinces, Saskatchewan, Toronto, National Capital Region and Quebec/Atlantic Canada.

Media Contact:
Michelle Ou
Communications Manager
Editors' Association of Canada
Association canadienne des réviseurs
505–27 Carlton Street
Toronto ON M5B 1L2
416 975-1379
1 866 226-3348