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Amylea Doiron

Amylea Doiron - Editor

Toronto, ON, Canada

McGill Bachelor of Arts, 2017. Currently pursuing post-grad Certificate in Publishing. Worked as Copy Editor for McGill-Queen's Press.

Overview

Graduate from McGill University with a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and Political Science. Currently enrolled in a post-grad Publishing Certificate at Ryerson University. Have eight years of experience working in library administrative departments, including circulation, acquisitions, and archiving. I also have publishing experience through McGill-Queen's Press where I helped McGill professors copyedit and create indexes for non-fiction publications.

I am available to edit and proofread all types of documents including thesis papers, eBooks, or business projects. I can also provide translation services from French to English or vice versa.

I look forward to helping you with your writing needs.

Services
Languages
English (CAN)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Children's Books (Non-Fiction) Education & Reference Politics & Current Affairs Travel
Fiction
Historical Fiction Literature Science Fiction Women's Fiction Young Adult & Teen

Awards

  • JW McConnell Scholar. Received $27k in funding from McGill University.

Work experience

Special Project Manager

McLennan Library, McGill University
June, 2015 – April, 2017 (almost 2 years)

Shelving library materials and assisting students with locating books, working in the reserves room.

Assisted acquisitions librarian with multi-million dollar purchasing portfolio. Went through catalogue to see which texts needed to be repurchased, forwarded requests for texts by McGill professors, and scanned for overlap between digital and physical libraries.

Rearranged parts of Rare Books collection in storage on the fourth floor, mass data entry project to update inventory. Also in communication with other universities, managing interlibrary loan requests for rare book materials.

Copyeditor and indexer for McGill-Queen’s Press publications written by McGill Professors, IE name to be mentioned in forward in “Catharine Parr Traill’s The Female Emigrant’s Guide,” by Nathalie Cooke and Fiona Lucas.

Recording Secretary for the Legislative Council

Arts Undergraduate Society of McGill (AUS)
January, 2016 – April, 2017 (about 1 year)

Transcribed notes from bi-weekly meetings, provided a summary of proceedings for weekly Arts newsletter. Minutes were used as legal documents to be reported to McGill administration. AUS had a budget of $5 million/year.

Acted as PR representative, for example, the Montreal Gazette and CBC have reached out to me for quotes.

Junior Archivist

Osler Medical Library
June, 2015 – August, 2015 (2 months)

Archival research: handling materials from rare books collection, organizing items chronologically or topically. Digitizing paper records and processing new collections, shelving and data entry.

Chair for Model United Nations Conferences

International Relations Students' Association at McGill (IRSAM)
September, 2014 – April, 2017 (over 2 years)

Vice-Chair of Legal Committee for McMUN 2017 focusing on strategies to combat human rights violations committed by UN Peacekeepers. Vice-Chair for SSUNS 2016, historical topic on Velvet Revolution in Czechoslovakia in 1990.

Committee Director for DISEC (Disarmament and International Security Committee) at McMUN 2016, and Committee Director for SPECPOL (Special Political and Decolonization Committee) at McMUN 2015.

Museum Curator

Maryboro Lodge, Fenelon Falls ON
May, 2014 – August, 2014 (3 months)

Managed archives, maintained displays, organized public outreach programs. Led group tours with local history highlights. Also in charge of accounting and bookkeeping for the summer season.

Student Librarian

Lindsay Public Library
July, 2009 – August, 2013 (about 4 years)

In charge of circulation, managing archives, and organizing the stacks. Customer service at front desk with patrons.

Organized children's literacy programs, such as activities for the TD Summer Reading Club.

Portfolio (1 selected work)

Catharine Parr Traill’s The Female Emigrant’s Guide: Cooking with a Canadian Classic (Carleton Library Series)

Catherine Parr Traill

What did you eat for dinner today? Did you make your own cheese? Butcher your own pig? Collect your own eggs? Drink your own home-brewed beer? Shanty bread leavened with hops-yeast, venison and wild rice stew, gingerbread cake with maple sauce, and dandelion coffee – this was an ordinary backwoods meal in Victorian-era Canada. Originally published in 1855, Catharine Parr Traill’s classic The F... read more

What did you eat for dinner today? Did you make your own cheese? Butcher your own pig? Collect your own eggs? Drink your own home-brewed beer? Shanty bread leavened with hops-yeast, venison and wild rice stew, gingerbread cake with maple sauce, and dandelion coffee – this was an ordinary backwoods meal in Victorian-era Canada. Originally published in 1855, Catharine Parr Traill’s classic The F... read more

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