Editor for Life: Laurie Grassi, Senior Editor, Simon & Schuster Canada

Interview conducted by Catherine Dorton. 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: Laurie Grassi, Senior Editor, Simon & Schuster Canada

Editing as Care Work

By Alison Dowsett—As a freelance editor, it’s easy to fall prey to the fate of many freelancers across industries: the fate of over-delivery. Recently, I was telling my partner about an unconscious decision I made that resulted in significant scope creep. It happened while I was working with an independent author. I was reading the third story in ...

You’re Entitled to My Opinion: Editing Essays, Short Non-Fiction, and Op-Eds

Join Editors Toronto on Tuesday, May 25, at 7:00 pm EDT via Zoom for “You’re Entitled to My Opinion: Editing Essays, Short Non-Fiction, and Op-Eds.” Everyone has an opinion but not everyone knows how to get it down on paper in a clear and powerful way. Journalism professor and former Globe and Mail editor and … Continue reading You’re Entitled to My Opinion: Editing Essays, Short Non-Fiction, and Op-Eds

Meet Adebe DeRango-Adem, Editors Canada Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Adviser

Interview conducted by Alicja Minda. Our fellow Editors Toronto member, Adebe DeRango-Adem, is Editors Canada’s first equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) adviser, appointed in October 2020. The national executive council (NEC) created this position to help implement the Statement of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion that members voted on in 2019. Adebe is an editor and … Continue reading Meet Adebe DeRango-Adem, Editors Canada Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Adviser

Tips from Across the Table: An Author-Editor Roundtable

The relationship between an author and their editor is something that can powerfully influence a piece of writing. Our next program, Tips from Across the Table: An Author-Editor Roundtable on Thursday, March 25, at 7:30 pm, will open the door to fostering the best possible works and, ideally, getting them onto the bestseller’s list. This … Continue reading Tips from Across the Table: An Author-Editor Roundtable

Executive Unplugged: Catherine Dorton, Co-chair

We want to give the Editors Toronto members and student affiliates another way to get to know the executive and find out what is involved in being on the committee. So, we asked executive committee members to introduce themselves and their roles by answering a few questions. Meet Catherine Dorton, co-chair. She’s been a member … Continue reading Executive Unplugged: Catherine Dorton, Co-chair