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Member news (2017)

December 2017

Editors Nova Scotia member Valerie Mansour is editor of the just-released Nova Scotia Cookery, Then & Now: Modern Interpretations of Heritage Recipes. The book is based on an online exhibition of recipes dating back to the 1700s at the Nova Scotia Archives. Valerie and the Archives staff selected 83 recipes for the book, which were then matched with Nova Scotia chefs to create a modern version. Valerie also edited the recipes, wrote book and chapter introductions, and interviewed the 25 chefs and food industry professionals involved in the project. With stunning photographs of the modern dishes, as well as archival images, the book is a beauty—just in time for Christmas! It is published by Nimbus of Halifax and can be ordered directly from them, or through your favourite local bookstore.

In November, Editors Toronto member Michael Redhill won the 2017 Scotiabank Giller Prize for his novel Bellevue Square. The $100,000 Scotiabank Giller Prize is the richest literary award for a work of fiction in Canada. The prize has been awarded annually since 1994. Read the Editors Canada news release.


November 2017

Editors Quebec/Atlantic Canada member Virginia (Ginny) McGowan, PhD, is the lead co-author of "Helping women get on TRACK: Building resilience through a business mentoring program for women entrepreneurs in Prince Edward Island." The article, which she co-authored with Hannah Bell, appears in the scholarly publication From black horses to white steeds: Building community resilience. This edited collection was recently published by Island Studies Press at the University of Prince Edward Island. It celebrates and critiques dynamics of innovation, governance, and culture with case studies from both sides of the North Atlantic.

Long-time Editors British Columbia member Barbara Johnston has recently joined West Coast Editorial Associates LLP. Barbara is based in Vancouver and has worked for educational, healthcare, Indigenous and legal organizations and publishers for over 20 years. She has also taught courses in Simon Fraser University's Editing Certificate program. Today she focuses on providing writing, editing and production management services to a wide variety of clients.

Editors Ottawa-Gatineau member Suzanne Nussey has just had her poem "The Black Fan" published in The New Quarterly, issue 144. Read "The Black Fan" here.


September 2017

Editors Kitchener-Waterloo-Guelph member Carolyn Wilker has had her picture book, Harry's Trees, published for a general market by Angel Hope Publishing. The project began as a legacy for her father, who died in May of 2016. It reflects his interest in and care for the environment, and especially trees.

Harry's Trees is a delight for young readers as they experience the importance of trees in each season. Seasons change, but Harry doesn't change his mind. Trees lose their leaves, but Harry does not lose his love for them.

Carolyn's illustrator, Maja Wizor, is a graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice, Poland, and now lives in southern Ontario.

For more information please visit Carolyn's website.


June 2017

Editors Toronto member Marnie Lamb has had her first novel published. The History of Hilary Hambrushina, published by Iguana Books, tells the story of 12-year-old Hilary. Hilary has one goal for her first year in junior high: to become popular. But her plans are turned upside down when her best friend leaves for the summer and a quirky girl moves in next door. What will happen when Hilary's best friend returns and the three girls start junior high?

Marnie's adult short stories have been published in various Canadian literary journals, and one story was nominated for the 2013 Journey Prize. For more information about The History of Hilary Hambrushina and to buy a copy, please visit Iguana Books.


April 2017

Editors British Columbia member Sheila Cameron is the author of Shine Bright: Live A Supernova Life. This non-fiction work, published by Catch Our Drift Productions, is now available through all sales channels.

Cameron worked through the final drafts of this book with fellow Editors British Columbia member Erin Parker, who provided substantive and stylistic editing services.

Sheila Cameron is a professional editor, writer and speaker, based in Gibsons, BC. She is passionate about raising our collective human consciousness. Visit Sheila's website to learn more.


March 2017

Editing Globally is an international editorial collective, launched by long-time Editors Canada members Janet MacMillan (Editors Toronto) and Madeline Koch (Editors Toronto), along with three other colleagues—Kelly Lamb in Toronto, Katherine Trail in Scotland and Etty Payne in England. It provides seamless and thorough editorial services to clients around the world. The five members have supported each other, referred work to each other, and worked together on a number of projects over recent years, so the collective was a natural step. More information is available at, including periodic blog posts, and the collective tweets regularly at @EditingGlobally. They can be reached at

Gael Spivak (Editors Ottawa–Gatineau) was recently featured in CMOS Shop Talk (from the Chicago Manual of Style). The website has started a new series about the editor's life, called Your Editing Stories. Gael's piece, A Reluctant Editor, is the inaugural post.

In October 2016, Shari Yore (Editors British Columbia) received the Distinguished Editor Award from the Ministry of Science and Technology in Taiwan. Shari was recognized "with deep appreciation" for her 15 years of outstanding service as editor of the International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education.


February 2017

Editors Newfoundland and Labrador member Diana Newton was featured in the Winter Issue of Tracking Changes, the American Copy Editors Society's award-winning journal. The blurb about her is entitled "67 countries and 23 long-distance moves" and features a photo of Diana (together with her Chocolate Labrador Retriever) against the backdrop of her coastal Newfoundland village.


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