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Tom Fairley Award for Editorial Excellence Nomination

We are delighted to announce that freelance editor, Grace Yaginuma, who worked on A Discerning Eye: The Walter C. Koerner Collection of European Ceramics by Carol E. Mayer has been shortlisted for the 2014 Tom Fairley Award for Editorial Excellence.

The Tom Fairley Award recognizes an editor’s outstanding contribution to a work published in Canada in English or French in the award year. The $2,000 grand prize will be presented at the awards banquet of the international Editing Goes Global conference in Toronto on June 13 with the two other finalists receiving a cash prize of $500 in recognition of their exceptional editorial performance.

The Editors’ Association of Canada explains that “Art books are notoriously complicated to edit because of the many elements they contain (text, multiple illustrations, captions, photo credits and reference notes) and the particular conventions they follow. This project was hindered by several delays and a tight schedule, but Yaginuma edited the manuscript expertly at all levels, performing structural, stylistic and copy editing for the project. She was always professional, positive and patient in her written communications with everyone involved on the project. This very fine publication would not have been possible without [Grace’s] excellent editorial work and file management.”

We wish Grace the best of luck!


May 11, 2015
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