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

Editors Unplugged: Get to know our panellists for Editing Comics: From Concept to Publication

Interviews conducted by Indu Singh. Our popular monthly program meetings often feature a jam-packed agenda. We like to keep our introductions short, so you can hear more from our panellists and less from us! It’s hard to do justice to the incredible wealth of experience these guests bring to the table, so we are offering … Continue reading Editors Unplugged: Get to know our panellists for Editing Comics: From Concept to Publication

Book Review: Making Sense: The Glamorous Story of English Grammar by David Crystal

Crystal against crystallization by James Harbeck (Oxford University Press, 2017) How can we have crystal-clear language spoken by people with a crystal-clear understanding of how it works? For one thing, don’t try to crystallize it—just Crystal-ize. Making Sense: The Glamorous Story of English Grammar, by David Crystal, is for anyone who wants to get Crystal … Continue reading Book Review: Making Sense: The Glamorous Story of English Grammar by David Crystal

Editor for Life: Sara Scharf, freelance 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 W5: who, what, where, when, and why. Read on for some thought-provoking, enlightening tidbits from those of us … Continue reading Editor for Life: Sara Scharf, freelance editor

No editor is an island: Working remotely and using social media (an Editors Toronto coffee shop)

If you’re an experienced editor who works remotely, join your colleagues for an evening of lively discussion about the challenges you face and how social media can help. Over drinks, share your questions, conundrums, and experiences in a welcoming group setting, and gain fresh ideas to help you in your work. Facilitated by Marg Anne … Continue reading No editor is an island: Working remotely and using social media (an Editors Toronto coffee shop)

Ask Aunt Elizabeth: How do I get work-life balance back?

By Elizabeth d’Anjou Looking for advice on editing the editing life? Whether you’re a beginner looking for tips on starting out or an old hand looking for another perspective, veteran editor Aunt Elizabeth is ready to address your queries. Submit them to [email protected]—you may find the answers you are looking for in next month’s column. (1) … Continue reading Ask Aunt Elizabeth: How do I get work-life balance back?

Editor for Life: Patrick Walsh, editor-in-chief and brand manager at Outdoor Canada

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 W5: who, what, where, when, and why. Read on for some thought-provoking, enlightening tidbits from those of us … Continue reading Editor for Life: Patrick Walsh, editor-in-chief and brand manager at Outdoor Canada

The Nitpicker’s Nook: October’s linguistic links roundup

The Nitpicker’s Nook is a monthly collection of language-related articles, interviews, and blog posts from around the Web. If you read something that would make a good addition, email your suggestion to [email protected] By Robin Marwick There’s a widespread misconception among writers that editors don’t really add much to their work and, indeed, often change … Continue reading The Nitpicker’s Nook: October’s linguistic links roundup