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Editors Ottawa-Gatineau member Marion Kennedy teamed up with her cousin Bill Kennedy of Belleville and Tellwell of Victoria to publish his book Putting the Outside Inside Kids: A Father's Algonquin Journey with His Daughter. It will catch the attention of anyone who would like to be carried away from everyday life into the magic of a canoe trip. With parents and grandparents in the writer's mind, the book illustrates how nature can engender self-confidence, curiosity and a spirit of adventure in their children and grandchildren. Bill's book can be ordered through his website.
The Abbotsford Arts Council recently honoured long-time Editors British Columbia member Philip Sherwood with their 2018 Arty Award for the Literary Arts. Sherwood's business lifewriters.ca helps individuals, families, organizations and communities tell their stories and preserve them in print. This is the second time that the Arts Council has recognized Sherwood's work.
Editors Québec member John Sweet was acknowledged at the 2018 Scotiabank Giller Prize gala for his work as a copy editor. Esi Edugyan, the winner of the $100,000 prize, thanked him in her acceptance speech on Monday, November 19.
"It's awfully nice to be recognized for one's work," says John. "Truly a moment to remember and cherish! And a welcome reminder that our work as copy editors is valued."
Editors Toronto member Robin Marwick launched the @EdsofEarth rotation-curation Twitter account earlier this year. A different editor hosts the account each week and tweets about their background and what they do. New curators are always welcome. Learn more.
Editors British Columbia member Merrie-Ellen Wilcox has written a new nonfiction book for young readers (ages 9–12) called After Life: Ways We Think About Death (Orca Book Publishers). The book, which launched on September 8, has been generating lots of buzz. Says Publishers Weekly: "Thorough and well organized, this book honors its intended audience's ability to handle the subject matter, offering detailed scientific, mythological, historical, cultural and religious takes on how people handle death."
Editors British Columbia member Philip Sherwood and his company, lifewriters.ca, recently privately published three books:
- Reading the Rocks, a professional memoir of geologist David Cooke
- Stability, Chaos, and Opportunity, is a 140,000-word, lavishly illustrated account of an immigrant family
- First with the Finest, a book that recounts the early years of Vanderpol's Eggs, one of Canada's largest egg processors
Sherwood's involvement included project management, interviewing, ghostwriting and all levels of editing.
In January 2017, Editors Kitchener-Waterloo-Guelph member Carolyn R. Wilker published the first edition of Harry's Trees. This picture book about trees through the seasons was for her grandchildren, great nieces and great nephews in memory of their great grandfather and his love of trees.
Encouraged by responses to the family edition, Carolyn prepared her book for a general market through Angel Hope Publishing and released that edition in June 2017. This spring, local and regional plant nurseries have welcomed her to sign and sell Harry's Trees at their locations. For more information visit Carolyn's website.
Jennifer Glossop, a long-time member of Editors Toronto, was praised recently on CBC's "The Next Chapter." In an interview about her new book Sleuth, author Gail Bowen described her early experience as a mystery writer, saying she "would be grateful for the rest of [her] days" to the "wonderful editor" Jennifer Glossop.
Lisa Carter, a member from Editors Ottawa-Gatineau, was awarded the Gulf Coast Prize in Translation 2018 for an excerpt from Spanish into English of the novel Tiempo de ser by Chilean-Canadian author Camila Reimers.
Suzanne Nussey, an emeritus member from Editors Ottawa–Gatineau, recently took second place in Prairie Fire's 2017 Creative Non-Fiction Contest. Her short memoir, "A Recent History of Fear in North America," will be published in the summer issue of Prairie Fire in early July 2018.
Editors Ottawa-Gatineau member Pierrette Brousseau was asked by the House of Commons to create a style guide for the 6,000+ footnotes (in each language) of the Third Edition of the House of Commons Procedure and Practice.
They wanted a style guide based on the principles of the Chicago Manual of Style, the Canadian Style and the Canadian Guide to Uniform Legal Citation (because of the vast amount of legal citations in the footnotes). This style guide had to be customized (in both official languages) to suit the needs of, and comply with, the House of Commons' publishing practices.
Dozens of people worked diligently with Pierrette to bring this project to fruition. They are all acknowledged on the Acknowledgements page.
A condensed version of the Procedure and Practice is presented in the Compendium of Procedure, a collection of over 2,000 articles grouped under 13 themes. Pierrette was responsible for the concordance editing of these articles.
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