Making the Grade with Middle Grade: Editing Books for 8-to-12-Year-Olds

Date: Tuesday, May 26, 2020, 7:00 – 9:00 pm Location: via Zoom (details below) Since its inception, Annick Press has been a pillar of children’s literature in Canada and an innovator in publishing books for middle-grade readers. On Tuesday, May 26 at 7:00 pm via Zoom, editors Kaela Cadieux, Claire Caldwell, and Mary Ann Blair … Continue reading Making the Grade with Middle Grade: Editing Books for 8-to-12-Year-Olds

A Zoom Interview with Editor and Poet Margo LaPierre

What it means to be an editor is different for each person in this profession. For some, editing is a set of skills to be mastered and executed to near perfection. For others, it is a creative collaboration that takes incredible imagination and a great ability to solve problems. One of the most difficult things … Continue reading A Zoom Interview with Editor and Poet Margo LaPierre

Editor for Life: David Ross, Senior Managing Editor and Acquisitions Editor, Penguin Canada

Interview conducted by Adrineh Der-Boghossian. A career as an editor is often a solo adventure, especially if you’re a freelancer. So we thought one way to better connect with fellow editors was to ask them the Five Ws: who, what, where, when, and why. Read on for some thought-provoking, enlightening tidbits from those of us … Continue reading Editor for Life: David Ross, Senior Managing Editor and Acquisitions Editor, Penguin Canada

Editor for Life: Pamela Capraru, Copy and Stylistic Editor

Interview conducted by Arija Berzitis. A career as an editor is often a solo adventure, especially if you’re a freelancer. So we thought one way to better connect with fellow editors was to ask them the Five Ws: who, what, where, when, and why. Read on for some thought-provoking, enlightening tidbits from those of us … Continue reading Editor for Life: Pamela Capraru, Copy and Stylistic Editor

Recap of A Discussion on the Business of Editing

by Anna Patricia Cairns The November 26, 2019, Editors Toronto meeting was unlike any of the other meetings I’d attended. The room was set up with an open circle of chairs to allow attendees to participate as mentors or mentees in an informal, face-to-face discussion. A second, inner circle of chairs was added as more … Continue reading Recap of A Discussion on the Business of Editing

Making Smart Choices: Which Freelance Projects Are Right for You?

Date: Tuesday, January 28, 7:00 – 9:30 pm Location: Viola Desmond Room (3rd floor) at the Centre for Social Innovation (CSI), 192 Spadina Ave. Map: goo.gl/maps/VRvEPVLumjmuHWbz8 In 2020, get the jobs you really want and stop working on projects you might regret later. Michelle Waitzman’s Making Smart Choices: Which freelance projects are right for you? … Continue reading Making Smart Choices: Which Freelance Projects Are Right for You?

Book Review: Dreyer’s English: An Utterly Correct Guide to Clarity and Style by Benjamin Dreyer

by Indu Singh In the first chapter of Dreyer’s English: An Utterly Correct Guide to Clarity and Style, the author poses a challenge to his readers: go a week without writing any of the words out of a list of what he considers pointless adverbs, including very, rather, really, quite, just, so, surely, of course, … Continue reading Book Review: Dreyer’s English: An Utterly Correct Guide to Clarity and Style by Benjamin Dreyer

Editor for Life: Jane Warren, Freelance Editor

Interview conducted by Adrineh Der-Boghossian. A career as an editor is often a solo adventure, especially if you’re a freelancer. So we thought one way to better connect with fellow editors was to ask them the Five Ws: who, what, where, when, and why. Read on for some thought-provoking, enlightening tidbits from those of us … Continue reading Editor for Life: Jane Warren, Freelance Editor