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Member news (2015)
Editors Ottawa-Gatineau member Lynn Gauker has published On the Seventh Day under the pseudonym Elizabeth Celestine. This novel is now available in paperback format. Visit America Star Books for a synopsis of the book or to purchase it online.
Editors British Columbia member Karen Autio is delighted to announce the publication by Sono Nis Press of her book Kah-Lan the Adventurous Sea Otter, illustrated by Sheena Lott and edited by Laura Peetoom and Dawn Loewen (Dawn is a member of Editors Saskatchewan). This chapter book is written from the point of view of a young sea otter and is appropriate for ages 7–12, but no one is too old to enjoy this west coast adventure tale.
Young sea otter Kah-Lan is hungry. He is sure there are big crabs near the point, but his mother won't let him out of her sight. One day, he sees his chance. Soon he and his friend Yamka are swimming around the point—right into danger! Will they ever make it back home?
For more information, visit Karen's website.
BC branch member Sharon McInnis will be teaching an online proofreading course for the Editorial Freelancers Association (EFA). This is Sharon's first online course, so wish her luck!
NCR branch member Gael Spivak was recently profiled by her employer, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, in its annual Day in the Life employee profiles. Each year, a few employees (out of 7,000) are selected as examples of model public servants and their profiles are published during National Public Service Week.
From the communications about the profiles: "Every day, from coast to coast, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's employees contribute to the quality of life enjoyed by all Canadians. The employees profiled each represent spirit, dedication and professionalism, key values that the Agency prides itself on as it safeguards Canada's food, animals and plants."
Gael was profiled as a plain language advocate (on behalf of Canadians), as well as her work for and with editors, including her volunteer work with Editors Canada and her work on the Editing Goes Global conference.
BC branch member Cheryl Cohen has released her bluesy multi-genre debut CD, Love & Exile. Cheryl is a former career newspaper journalist (The Globe and Mail, Edmonton Journal, Calgary Herald) who has been freelancing, mainly as a book editor, since 1997. She started writing songs on her guitar in 2004, after moving to Salt Spring Island, BC. Her singer-songwriter website has more details, with links to her songs and dates of upcoming shows.
Toronto branch member Tania Pattison has published a textbook for advanced-level students in university and college ESL programs. Critical Reading is published by Pearson Canada and was officially launched in Toronto and Vancouver in March. Tania is a freelance writer and editor of ESL teaching and resource materials. Based in Peterborough, Ontario, she works with publishers around the world; her recent projects include writing and editing work with clients in Canada, the UK, Dubai, Malaysia, Poland, Hong Kong and Singapore.
QAC branch member Cendrine Audet will launch her book, Les tableaux vivants, on Friday, May 1. The launch party will take place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., in the picturesque setting of Domaine des 3 Moulins in Neuville, QC. Cendrine has been a linguistic editor for more than 20 years. Les tableaux vivants, published by Éditions GID, is her first novel. Art plays a special role in this detective story, which features social, cultural and environmental aspects and is set against the backdrops of Quebec City and the beautiful village of Neuville.
"Culture and Conflict: Canadian vs. American Science Fiction," an article by Prairie Provinces branch member Robert Runté was published by WarpWorld on March 30 as part of its "Cultural Clashes" series.
Congratulations to Paul Buckingham (Prairie Provinces branch), who has begun an editorial and production internship at the University of Toronto Press. Paul has relocated from Edmonton to Toronto for the opportunity, which runs to mid-May.
Editors Canada's Saskatchewan branch has renamed its annual reception in honour of the late Karen Virag (Prairie Provinces branch). In September, Nancy Flight (BC branch) gave the inaugural address at the Karen Virag Memorial Lecture. It was a lovely event and a fitting tribute to the remarkable woman it was named for.