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

First Steps to a Freelance Editing Career: Mentors by the (Almost) Dozen

By S. Robin Larin—Launching a career as a freelance editor can be exciting, energizing, and just a little bit terrifying. So, what if you could have an experienced mentor—or 11—answer all of your questions about starting your business, developing skills, and attracting clients? Enter the “Ask an Experienced Editor” initiative by …

Editors’ Picks: Last-Minute Gift Ideas for the Editor in Your Life

By Alicja Minda—During the holiday season, we are bombarded with ideas on what to buy for the special people in our lives: family members, partners, friends. There are gift guides broken down by age, interest (for movie fans, for yoga lovers), and even occupation (for teachers, for chefs), yet I’ve never seen a list …

Editor for Life: Lee Parpart, Editor at Iguana Books

Interview conducted by Jennifer D. Foster. 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 … Continue reading Editor for Life: Lee Parpart, Editor at Iguana Books

Editor for Life: Kerry Fast, Freelance Academic Editor

Interview conducted by Jennifer D. Foster. 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 … Continue reading Editor for Life: Kerry Fast, Freelance Academic Editor

Editor for Life: Laura Bast, Acquisitions Editor, Higher Education, Emond Publishing

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: Laura Bast, Acquisitions Editor, Higher Education, Emond Publishing

Shining the Spotlight on Our Valued Volunteers

by Indu Singh Volunteers are vital to our ongoing success, and we would like to spotlight members who have been generous enough to devote their time, energy, and ideas to our organization.   To show our appreciation, we’ve done something a little different this year to recognize the important work of our volunteers. We invited volunteers … Continue reading Shining the Spotlight on Our Valued Volunteers

Book Review: Greek to Me: Adventures of the Comma Queen by Mary Norris

by Alicja Minda If there is one book a housebound editor should gravitate toward in the time of a pandemic, it is Mary Norris’s latest book, Greek to Me: Adventures of the Comma Queen. A former copy editor and long-time query proofreader at The New Yorker, Norris earned her reputation as the “Comma Queen” with … Continue reading Book Review: Greek to Me: Adventures of the Comma Queen by Mary Norris