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Editors' Association of Canada awards 21 professional certifications in 2014

Published on: June 05, 2014


Toronto, June 5, 2014—The Editors' Association of Canada (EAC) has granted 21 professional certifications to 15 candidates from the 2013 test administration. EAC is pleased to recognize 2 new certified professional editors, 8 new certified stylistic editors and 11 new certified copy editors.

Since the program's launch in 2006, EAC has handed out 212 certifications to 97 professional editors.

We congratulate this year's successful candidates in the following categories:

Certified Professional Editor (CPE)
Stan J. Backs (St. Albert, AB)
Carolyn Brown (Ottawa, ON)

Certified Stylistic Editor
Stan J. Backs (St. Albert, AB)
Carolyn Brown (Ottawa, ON)
Kristine Buchholtz (Sherwood Park, AB)
Joanne King (North Vancouver, BC)
Berna Ozunal (Toronto, ON)
Sarah Robins (Stony Plain, AB)
Jess Shulman (Toronto, ON)
Tiffany Sloan (Vancouver, BC)

Certified Copy Editor
Kristine Buchholtz (Sherwood Park, AB)
Christopher Clunas (Ottawa, ON)
Jenny Govier (Toronto, ON)
Cat Haggert (Waterdown, ON)
Sarah Robins (Stony Plain, AB)
Gillian Scobie (Perth, ON)
Jess Shulman (Toronto, ON)
Tiffany Sloan (Vancouver, BC)
Julie vanTol (Burlington, ON)
Stephen Vogan (Toronto, ON)
Grace Yaginuma (Vancouver, BC)

To view the Editors' Association of Canada roster of certified editors, visit

EAC created its certification program to promote and maintain professional standards of excellence, to help editors develop professionally, and to enhance the status of editing as a profession in Canada. As recognition of EAC certification continues to grow, the benefits increase for corporations, governments, not-for-profit organizations, educational organizations, publishing companies, and individuals seeking professional editors with superior levels of knowledge, experience and skills.

EAC's 2014 Certification Tests
Registration for the 2014 certification tests opens this July. Proofreading and structural editing will be offered on Saturday, November 15, 2014, in Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and Halifax. The copy editing and stylistic editing tests will be administered again in 2015.

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About the Editors' Association of Canada
Additional information about EAC certification is available online.

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 1,500 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 professional 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, as well as smaller branches (called twigs) in Kitchener-Waterloo-Guelph, Ontario; Hamilton/Halton, Ontario; Kingston, Ontario; Nova Scotia; and Newfoundland and Labrador.

Media Contact:
Michelle Ou
Communications Manager
Editors' Association of Canada
Association canadienne des réviseurs
416 975-1379 / 1 866 226-3348