Editors Toronto’s executive is elected each May or June at the branch AGM, and any Editors Toronto member may apply for a position. Here is the group that will be representing you for 2020–21.
Co-chair: Raya Morrison
Raya is a Toronto-based editor and writer, specializing in literary and YA fiction, non-fiction, marketing, and magazines. She is also a tarot reader and the editor-in-chief of the local literary journal Blood & Bourbon. She has been volunteering with Editors Canada and Editors Toronto for two and a half years.
Co-chair: Catherine Dorton
Catherine is a freelance editor and proofreader with a passion for books. Her clients are mainly trade publishers, such as Penguin Random House, HarperCollins, Annick Press, and Kids Can Press, but she also does magazine and public-sector work. When Catherine is not working or volunteering as a member of the Editors Toronto executive, she loves to bike, hike, write, and haul water to thirsty trees. You can often find her on her porch, enjoying a coffee and a book.
Vice-chair: Jona Rhica Mejico
Jona is currently a communications manager at TD, where she writes, edits, and designs colleague experience communications. She has over 10 years’ worth of experience in business communications—both for internal and external audiences—within the financial industry. Jona is currently completing her editing certificate at George Brown College and has interned at the University of Toronto’s Hart House. She has also edited fiction as an editor-at-large for Blood & Bourbon. In her spare time, Jona tries to keep the postal service in business by sending lots of snail mail and postcards.
Treasurer: Indu Singh
Indu is a freelance editor with experience in fiction and academic editing. Previously, she worked in the fields of journalism, publicity, and translations (Russian to English). She holds a degree from the University of Toronto in East Asian Studies (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.
Secretary: Arija Berzitis
Arija has been a proofreader and copy editor for more than 30 years, practising proofreading full time for an international financial printing company based in Toronto. She also runs a freelance copy editing business, concentrated mainly in the academic sector by way of editing peer-reviewed journal articles in a number of disciplines including the sciences. She was recently hired to be the technical editor for the TESL Canada Journal, published by Western University, and has also done some PhD thesis editing, leaving little time for her love of skiing and biking.
Communications chair: Ann Nam-Tran Le
Ann is a freelance editor, writer, and graphic designer. In addition to her love for words, she is interested in graphic novels and video games. She is currently completing her publishing certificate at Ryerson University.
Editor-in-chief, BoldFace: Alicja Minda
Alicja is a freelance journalist, editor and researcher with a background in financial and business news. She holds an MA in English from the University of Warsaw, Poland, and she is currently pursuing an editing certificate at George Brown College. Her interests include international relations, globalization and sustainable development.
Programs chair: Jessica de Bruyn
Jessica has been working as a freelance editor for three years, mostly concentrating on fiction manuscript evaluations, and agent and publisher submission packages. She’s a graduate of the Vancouver Film School writing for film & television program and holds degrees in theatre and music performance. Jessica is currently completing Ryerson University’s publishing program and the University of Toronto creative writing program. Jessica recently became the editor-in-residence for the So You Want to Write writer’s group and is a senior editor at The Rights Factory. She’s also serving her fourth year as a judge for the Ink & Insights Writing Contest.
Programs vice-chair: [vacant]
Seminars chair: Lauren Klein
Lauren Klein is a freelance writer and editor. After studying Russian Language and Literature at the University of Toronto, she decided to pursue a career in publishing. In addition to words, she loves painting, yoga, and hiking.