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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…

It’s Cool To Be Kind

It’s cool to be kind

One of the best editing tips of all time, and one I apply in every project, is to begin query letters and emails to writers with a compliment before launching…

Toasting 25 Years Of Partnership And Friendship

Toasting 25 years of partnership and friendship

Current and former partners of West Coast Editorial Associates gathered at a recent soirée to celebrate WCEA's 25-year anniversary. Toasts were made, glasses clinked, and laughter rang out all evening as…

Forward Ho!

Forward ho!

Typically, anniversaries are times of looking back, reminiscing and celebrating successes. My partners have already written about the founding of WCEA 25 years ago and stories that we share of…

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.…

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