Editors Toronto’s executive is elected each May at the branch AGM, and any Editors Toronto member may apply for a position. Here is the group that will be representing you for 2018–19.
Branch chair: Jennifer D. Foster
Jennifer is a freelance editor and writer, based in Toronto. Her company is Planet Word, and her clients include The Globe and Mail, Art Gallery of Ontario, Quill & Quire, Canadian Children’s Book News, PwC Management Services, Writer’s Digest Books, and Sunnybrook Research Institute. When she’s not working on her YA novel, walking Aquaman (her family’s retired racer greyhound), or reading, Jennifer enjoys yoga, travelling, antiquing, gardening, women’s roller derby, and camping. She’s a long-time mentor to novice editors via Editors Canada and to novice writers via the Professional Writers Association of Canada. Jennifer is also administrative director of Rowers Reading Series.
Vice-chair: Deven Knill
Deven holds a journalism degree from Ryerson and has returned to the university to work on her publishing certificate. She has industry experience in marketing and communications, media, and content development. Deven is currently employed as a merchandising coordinator at Rakuten Kobo, where she focuses on email marketing. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, travelling, and knitting.
Treasurer: Marg Anne Morrison
After working in-house for almost 25 years at two book publishers (Between the Lines Press and Annick Press), in 2004 Marg Anne started Morrison Publishing Management, which offers editorial, consulting, and management services to Canadian publishers. She taught in the book and magazine publishing program at Centennial College for seven years and was the executive director of the Ontario Book Publishers Organization for nine years. Marg Anne sits on the board and is the treasurer of the Book and Periodical Council. She joined the Freedom of Expression Committee in 2004 as the Editors Canada representative and has been its chair since 2009.
Secretary: Catherine Dorton
Catherine is an experienced freelance editor with a special passion for children’s books. Her clients are mainly trade book publishers, such as Annick Press, Kids Can Press, Firefly Books, and Harper Collins, but she also does magazine and public-sector work. When Catherine is not editing, you can find her hauling water to thirsty trees, biking, hiking, or sitting on her porch, enjoying a coffee and a book.
Past chair: Kerry Fast
Kerry is a freelance academic editor with clients from a wide range of disciplines. She has been chair and secretary for Editors Toronto. She holds a PhD in the humanities from the University of Toronto and maintains a keen interest in research. Her research focus is the migration of traditional Mennonite groups. She is also a board member of a historical research foundation. In her spare time, she cooks, knits, and writes creatively.
Seminars chair: Rochelle Jobard
Rochelle holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in media and communication management. She has worked in several media disciplines such as advertising, journalism, social media, content writing, and editing. Her interests include art, music, and literature. Since recently moving to Canada, she has been an active member of Editors Toronto and was recently appointed seminars chair for 2018–19.
Member communications chair: Indu Singh
Indu is a freelance editor with experience in fiction and academic editing. Previously, she has worked in the fields of journalism, publicity, and translations (Russian to English). She holds a degree from the University of Toronto in Chinese language and literature and Russian language and literature. She satisfies her boundless curiosity about the world through travelling and reading, and in her downtime, she enjoys tennis, yoga, and photography.
BoldFace Editor-in-chief: Adrineh Der-Boghossian
Adrineh is currently a student in Ryerson’s Publishing program. At her day job, she’s a communications officer for a national non-profit organization. Adrineh holds an MSc in communication studies from Vrije Universiteit Brussel and an editing certificate from George Brown College. When not working or studying, Adrineh likes to read, do yoga, cook vegetarian meals, and cycle around town.
Programs chair: Lee Parpart
Lee is a Toronto-based editor and writer who has worked in journalism, literary publicity, and academe. She works full-time as an editor for Colborne Communications and Iguana Books. A published poet who won a short fiction award on 2016, Lee keeps up with her writing by scribbling furiously into notebooks on the subway to and from work and on weekends She’s pretty sure this will be the year she completes her first chapbook.
Programs vice-chair: Zubin Meer
Zubin is a freelance editor and copywriter with many interests and expertise in a variety of areas. His commercial-based work includes website copy, brochure copy, and report editing. As an academic editor, he has worked on peer-reviewed articles as well as monographs from major university presses. He has an MA in English from York University, where he has also done work on his PhD. He’s currently in the later stages of a publishing certificate from Ryerson University. A published author and instructor, he’s also enjoyed exploring diverse subjects in print and the classroom, including eighteenth-century British literature and the Scottish Enlightenment, development economics, and Zoroastrianism. He is the author-editor of Individualism: The Cultural Logic of Modernity (Lexington Books, 2011).