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Member news (2020)


Member news is a regular website feature designed to tell the world about our members' outstanding and wide-ranging skills and talents.


December 2020

Editors Nova Scotia member Virginia (Ginny) McGowan’s first children’s book, A Girl, Her Mother, and The Forest (Nana Press), was released on November 10. It’s not her first time for storytelling, however. She delights in making up stories and songs with and for her grandchildren and is an award-winning non-fiction author from PEI.

Editors British Columbia member Frances Peck’s new novel, The Broken Places, will be released in Spring 2022 by Edmonton’s NeWest Press. The novel is about a major earthquake rocking Vancouver.


October 2020

Dominique Gaucher (Editors Québec), secretary of the Editors Québec branch, editor, and resident of Laval, Quebec, published her fifth poetry opus last June, L’inverse de la lumière (the opposite of light) with Écrits des Forges (Trois-Rivières). Learn more about the author.

Amy Haagsma (Editors British Columbia) has joined the partnership of West Coast Editorial Associates, LLP. Amy specializes in copy editing and proofreading non-fiction materials, with a focus on business and technical communication and academic writing. She is a Certified Copy Editor and Certified Proofreader through Editors Canada, and her many contributions to Editors Canada include co-chairing the national conference in 2016 and holding executive or committee roles with the British Columbia branch for seven years. For more information, please contact Barbara Johnston.


June 2020

Editors Toronto member Mary Rykov virtually launches her poetry collection, Some Conditions Apply, on Thursday, June 18, from 5 to 6:30 p.m., EDT. Here's the launch link.

She has also done a reading from the collection for Garrison Keillor's Pandemic #TWApoems, and has posted the recording on Facebook.


May 2020

Editors Kitchener-Waterloo-Guelph member Sue Archer self-published her debut novel, Fortune's Shadow, on April 26. It's a paranormal/urban fantasy that was edited by Editors Canada member Maggie Morris and proofread by member Jess Shulman. For more information please visit Sue's website.

Editors Ottawa-Gatineau member Beverly Ensom is retiring from the House of Commons. After 12 years in a great workplace, editing interesting material and working some strange hours, she's decided that her next chapter will include more volunteer work, sports and friends/family. But Beverly hasn't retired from editing. She still has contracts with the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, and the Canadian Institute for Health Information, plus other "regulars."

Beverly served on the national executive council and Editors Ottawa–Gatineau executive, as well as volunteering with the certification steering committee and providing volunteer copy editing for Editors Canada documents.

Editors Toronto member Joanne Haskins edited a book that has won the gold medal in the UK's Self-Publishing Review Book Awards. The book is The Woeful Wager from the new dark fantasy series "The Race to the Blackened Nevers" by Douglas Bain.


February 2020

Editors British Columbia member Lucy Kenward joined the partnership of West Coast Editorial Associates on January 1, 2020.

Lucy currently serves on the Editors British Columbia executive and is an award-winning editor of non-fiction books and publications. Her clients include Penguin Random House, Figure 1 Publishing, Douglas & McIntyre, the Art Canada Institute and non-profit organizations and educators. She is also an editorial associate with Greystone Books.


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