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Ruth Wilson

Ruth Wilson

Ruth, a Certified Professional Editor (Hon.), works at all stages of publication: writing, rewriting, and editing at all levels. She delivers workshops for editors, writers, and communicators.

Ruth Wilson

Ruth Wilson

Ruth, a Certified Professional Editor (Hon.), began her career with Vancouver book publisher Self-Counsel Press, working her way up from editorial assistant to managing editor. After several years she took the…

The Stories That Bind Us

The stories that bind us

As West Coast Editorial Associates celebrates our 25th anniversary this year, we’ve been talking a lot about the partnership’s history. Past and current partners have shared stories and photos that…

Canadian Songbook

Canadian songbook

What better time than Canada’s 150th to celebrate our country’s musical legacy? That’s the idea behind vocalist Eleanor McCain’s True North: The Canadian Songbook. This years-long project features recordings of…

Guardians Of The Lexicons

Guardians of the lexicons

The countdown is on! The 2017 Editors Canada conference kicks off June 9 in Ottawa–Gatineau, in time for us to celebrate editing and Canada’s 150th birthday. Three partners are presenting:…

Still Going Strong

Still going strong

In May 1992, seven editors (Nancy Flight, Anne Norman, Claudette Reed Upton, Lois Richardson, John Ricker, Barbara Tomlin, and Yvonne Van Ruskenveld) drafted a letter of agreement and West Coast…

Remembering John

Remembering John

All of us at West Coast Editorial Associates grieve the loss of Victoria editor John Eerkes-Medrano, who died unexpectedly on June 15, 2015. I delivered these remarks at his memorial on June 26.…

Join The Exaltation Of Editors Flocking To Toronto

Join the exaltation of editors flocking to Toronto

From June 12 to 14, the Editors’ Association of Canada is hosting its annual conference, this year in Toronto (and this year co-presented with the Professional Writers Association of Canada). Dubbed…

Those Lazy Hazy Crazy Days Of Summer

Those lazy hazy crazy days of summer

Earlier this summer, editorial blogs and the editors’ corner of the Twitterverse focused on “Weird Al” Yankovic’s music video “Word Crimes,” with its list of grammatical errors and its condemnation…

The Art Of The Query

The art of the query

Carol Fisher Saller, editor of the Chicago Manual of Style Online’s Q&A, writes in her book The Subversive Copy Editor, “To see the author-editor relationship as inherently adversarial is to…

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