Meet the Executive

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 2022–23.


Co-chair: Jona Rhica Mejico

Jona is a communications manager at one of Canada’s top banks and has over 10 years of writing and editing experience in the financial industry. She has an editing certificate from George Brown College and also edits fiction as an editor-at-large for the literary journal Blood & Bourbon. In her spare time, Jona tries to keep the postal service in business by writing lots of snail mail and postcards.

Main duties: ensures the branch is running smoothly by improving and establishing processes, supporting other chairs, and presiding at executive and business meetings; acts as the main contact with the national executive council.

ann-nam-tran-leCo-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. She is currently completing her publishing certificate at Toronto Metropolitan (formerly Ryerson) University.

Main duties: ensures the branch is running smoothly by improving and establishing processes, supporting other chairs, and presiding at executive and business meetings; acts as the main contact with the national executive council.

Vice-chair: [vacant]

Main duties: assists and, when necessary, acts in place of the co-chairs; manages and recruits local volunteers; and maintains the Slack platform for the executive committee.

Photo of Amanda ClarkeTreasurer: Amanda Clarke

Amanda is a professional developmental and copy editor and arts administrator based in Toronto. She specializes in science fiction and fantasy, as well as editing for non-profit organizations in the arts and culture sector. She holds a BSc from the University of Toronto, an MA from York University, and an editing certificate from George Brown College. In addition to editing, Amanda is a professional figure skating coach with credentials at the provincial level.

Main duties: sets the yearly budget with input from other chairs; keeps track of the budget and (along with the co-chairs) approves additional expenses/spending; acts as a point of contact for our accountant; pays speakers and seminar hosts/developers; and reimburses other chairs for Editors Toronto–related expenses.

sharon-cozensSecretary: Sharon Cozens

Sharon has recently started a new career as a freelance copy editor. She has an Honours BA (English/Humanities) from York University and an editing certificate from George Brown College. She loves the beauty of the English language and believes in the power of words to unite people. She’s an anglophile who loves reading, crochet, beading, Star Trek, cryptic crosswords, and the smell of old books.

Main duties: records and updates the minutes during monthly executive meetings, prepares the template for executive committee members to input their reports, and proofreads chair reports to ensure that they adhere to the Editors Toronto style guide.

malgosia-halliopCommunications chair: Malgosia Halliop

Małgosia is a writer and editor with a focus on environmental and sustainability content for non-profits and purpose-driven businesses. She has worked in academic publishing, university communications, and as a nature educator. She also spent some years home-schooling and nature-schooling her two kids. She holds master’s degrees in English and in Adult Education and Community Development, as well as a certificate in publishing. On weekends you can find her exploring Toronto’s ravines and green spaces on bike or on foot, sometimes with a sketchbook in hand.

Main duties: manages the Editors Toronto webpage and social media accounts (Twitter, Facebook, Mailchimp), writes and edits monthly newsletters, plans social media campaigns, and responds to or forwards to the appropriate executive all emails sent to the Editors Toronto email.

keith-goddardEditor-in-chief, BoldFace: Keith Goddard

Keith is a non-fiction editor specializing in music and educational materials. A former teacher (BEd) and professional musician (MA), he completed the editing certificate program at Simon Fraser University. He runs his own freelance editing business in Toronto. 

Main duties: generates blog post ideas and plans content, reviews submissions for structure and style, coordinates the exec review and copy editing process, publishes blog posts, and maintains the BoldFace website.

anita-clarkePrograms chair: Anita Clarke

Anita is an engineering storyteller and the founder of the fashion blog I want – I got. She was one of the first and most prominent online fashion writers in Toronto and Canada. Anita’s 14-year career as an award-winning software quality assurance professional and a decade-long blogging career led her to Shopify. As the senior managing editor of Shopify’s Engineering Blog, she brings her technical editor expertise to help developers craft and share their stories about Shopify’s engineering discipline. She has spoken about her technology journey with DevTO, ITAC Inspiring Tech Careers Conference, and TD Then and Now.

Main duties: develops and plans monthly programs; brainstorms topics and reaches out to potential speakers; secures accommodations/Zoom meeting slots; hosts the event; and writes program promos for email blasts, social media, and the blog.

ronnie-morrisCommunity liaison: Ronald Morris

Ronnie is based in Toronto and is primarily an academic editor and proofreader. He earned an MA in history and was enrolled in a PhD program when a medical emergency forced him to change direction. He has since completed the publishing program at Ryerson (now Toronto Metropolitan) University and has been working with a variety of monographs, journals, and grant applications. Ronnie is also a musician, playing and recording with local bands and touring internationally, and he was recently awarded a black belt in karate.

Main duties: acts as the point person for member and prospective member questions; welcomes new members and guests at social events and programs; facilitates the Q&A at programs; plans virtual and in-person networking and social events for members and the wider publishing/communications/freelancer community; and liaises with other associated groups and organizations.

Seminars chair: [vacant]

Main duties: coordinates the seminars program, including current seminars as well as future seminar development; writes promotional materials for social media, email, and BoldFace; communicates with instructors and clients; ensures that seminar fees are collected from clients.

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