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Member news is a regular website feature designed to tell the world about our members' outstanding and wide-ranging skills and talents.
On May 20, 2023, Editors Canada member Caroline Kaiser published a novel, The Spirits of South Drive. This cozy mystery is the second in the Virginia Blythe Mysteries series. It features antique specialist Virginia Blythe, who works at Gable & Co. Auctioneers, and an unruly quartet of ghosts from the 1920s who may hold the key to solving a murder. In writing this and her previous novel, Virginia's Ghost, Caroline drew heavily on her previous career working for a Toronto auction house.
On April 15, 2023, Editors Toronto member Michelle Waitzman published her new self-help book, Be as Happy as Your Dog: 16 Dog-Tested Ways to Be Happier Using Pawsitive Psychology. It is available in paperback and ebook from online retailers worldwide. Toronto-based edibuddies are invited to join her at a launch party in support of Mattie's Place animal rescue on Sunday, April 30, from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m., at Black Lab Brewing (Eastern Avenue and Leslie Street). The venue is a dog-friendly microbrewery. Michelle will be signing books and holding a fundraising raffle.
Thanks to her entry in the Editor's Canada Online Directory of Editors, Editors Atlantic member Virginia (Ginny) McGowan was headhunted and offered a position with a unique enterprise at the University of Guelph: she is now the lead editor of The Groundwater Project. This project is part of the Morwick G360 Groundwater Research Institute, a global initiative.
The GW-Project's mandate is to democratize knowledge about groundwater by publishing—free, online and in multiple languages—books written by the world's foremost groundwater experts. The contributors represent more than 1,000 volunteers from across the globe. There are dozens of books already published and hundreds more in preparation.
Ginny is still working with her private clients, specializing in non-fiction, mostly academic works.
Iva Cheung, Editors British Columbia member and previous recipient of the Tom Fairley Award for Editorial Excellence, the President's Award for Volunteer Service and Karen Virag Award, has compiled her 10-year archive of monthly cartoons about editing and publishing in a print book, available in hardcover and paperback. Visit Iva's website to learn more. One dollar from each book sold will go to the Indigenous Editors Association.
Editors Toronto member Tania Pattison recently published Reflect, a textbook for advanced learners of English for Academic Purposes (EAP). Reflect is published by National Geographic Learning for its six-level Reflect series in reading and writing. Tania is currently writing more material for National Geographic.
Editors Ottawa-Gatineau member Virginia St-Denis was promoted to interim editor-in-chief at the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA) on December 21. She has been CCSA's associate editor since July 2021, updating their style guidelines, including revamped sections on plain language and accessibility.
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