Handling production, editing, and marketing operations for an independent book publisher with a focus on love, sex, and alternative relationship models.
Creating production schedules and working with authors, editors, designers, and printers to ensure deadlines are met.
Copy editing and proofreading book manuscripts. Developing style guides and working with authors, designers, and other editors to ensure the successful publication of high-quality books.
Overseeing marketing initiatives including book tours, reviews, and other publicity.
Providing copy editing, proofreading, and project management services for an independent book publisher with a focus on love, sex, and alternative relationship models.
Maintaining production schedules including working with authors, designers, and printers to ensure deadlines are met.
Using Teamwork and Sync to efficiently manage projects and maintain efficient filing systems.
Developing and executing book tours and marketing campaigns. Undertaking market research, creating relationships with bookstores and other venues, planning travel and logistics, and creating press materials.
Promoted from this position to Associate Publisher.
Managing and editing non-sponsored content for a leading coffee publication. This role involved managing a team of staff and contract writers and often required making complicated and potentially controversial topics accessible for a general audience.
Client liaison for sponsored content including article angle development, creating schedules, and troubleshooting any issues in a diplomatic and professional manner.
Commissioning, developing, and copy editing content with writers from a variety of backgrounds and abilities including many non-professional writers with English as a foreign language.
Creating schedules and implementing firm deadlines with writers and other parties.
Implementing SEO best practices and ensuring that content is engaging and accessible without being dumbed-down.
Maintaining tracking spreadsheets, creating and managing tasks using Asana, overseeing upload of articles to WordPress and troubleshooting any issues.
Writing content including articles, social media copy, and press releases.
Writing, copy editing, and project managing entertainment and celebrity news for the Stars Insider brand.
Adapting English-language content to specific regions including adapting vocabulary, spelling, and punctuation to US, Canada, Australia, and UK audiences.
Developing and maintaining a comprehensive style guide including Plain English principles, country-specific sections, and guidelines for translators.
Providing feedback and development exercises to junior writers and coaching mid-level writers on how to adapt to the brand and market.
Reviewing applications for writer positions and providing feedback to managing editor and HR departments on strengths and weaknesses of prospective employees.
Image research, fact-checking, editing for SEO, and ensuring daily and monthly production targets are met.
Providing proofreading, copy editing, and copywriting services. Clients have included Talk Science to Me, UBC Beaty Biodiversity Museum, Whitecap Books, Harbour Publishing, SHARE, the Columbia Institute, and Orca Books. Projects have included web content, business plans, marketing materials, exhibition materials, and both fiction and non-fiction book manuscripts.
Proofreading edited manuscripts of fiction and non-fiction books, marketing catalogues, and advertising copy. I coordinated changes among editors, authors, and designers to keep projects on firm schedules. This role also included securing Cataloguing-in-Publication data and ISBN codes. I sourced and secured permissions for images and text excerpts and corresponded with printers to prepare production templates and meet specifications.
Maintaining marketing databases and the website of an academic publisher. I created marketing materials in InDesign and distributed review copies of books. I wrote and proofread catalogue copy and marketing “blurbs” for UBC and agency titles. Creating advertisements and page layout for catalogues, as well as media packages and press releases. This role also included pitching books to media and organising events.
Almost everyone has had some interaction with depression. Whether it’s you, a family member, a friend, or a partner who is affected, depression has the potential to touch us all. Even so, many of us don’t know how to handle depression becoming part of our love life and it can quickly become the monster under the bed. From “you have to love yourself first,” to “don’t stick it in the crazy,” to ... read more
Polyamory is not always easy. With multiple partners often come more complex relationships to navigate. This practical guide looks at the common causes of polyamorous breakups, identifies strategies to avoid ending relationships, and provides you with the toolkit to survive a breakup. Kathy Labriola uses real life examples and expert insight as a counselor and nurse. From how to handle jealous... read more
We were not prepared for #metoo when it blew up Twitter in October 2017. In many ways, we still aren't. What do we do when we learn a friend has been harmed? And what does it mean to be a good friend when someone we love caused the harm? We live in a society that confines survivors to silence. Our only avenues to address harm do little to prevent its recurrence. Trapped within a binary of sile... read more
Sex work was once thought to be anathema to women's liberation. Now, to some, we represent the tenacity of women's struggles under patriarchy and capitalism—that is, at least, the white, straight, cis, able-bodied sex workers who don't engage in actual sex with clients. These are the workers who get the glossy media profiles and get touted as feminist icons. But the red umbrella is wide and co... read more
Many of us were asked by our mother to do the dishes as children. Perhaps some of us would need to be asked more than once. Koe Creation was the type who'd get asked three times, by three different mothers. Crowded parent-teacher conferences, queer youth summer camp, and parental adoptions over potluck dinner were typical of Koe's otherwise divergent upbringing raised in a queer, polyamorous f... read more
Even in progressive families and communities, people who practice nonmonogamy are susceptible to misinformation and accusations of moral and emotional failings. Facing this requires its own coming out and education process. In this guide, Tamara Pincus and Rebecca Hiles provide a roadmap for explaining the expansive intricacies of the consensual nonmonogamy spectrum. By fusing personal experie... read more
Good news, my guy! Alternatives to the strict limitations of monogamy await. By understanding and practicing polyamory, you can be empowered to live the limit of your romantic appetites and build networks of love that nourish and challenge you. But this new frontier of love will test you. Can you navigate discussions of jealousy with responsibility and care? Are you prepared to overthrow self-... read more
Library Journal Best Books 2011: Historical Fiction selectionFinalist for the Commonwealth Writers’ PrizeFinalist for the Canadian Authors Association Fiction AwardFinalist for the Amazon.ca First Novel AwardFinalist for the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize1851. London, England. Once a well-known prize-fighter with a terrifying right fist (known as The Hammer of Heaven”), Daniel O’Thunder has seen ... read more
To smooth over five decades of constant clashing, determined daughter Jane Christmas decides to take her arthritic, incontinent, and domineering mother, Valeria, to Italy. Will being at the epicenter of the Renaissance spark a renaissance in their relationship? As they drag each other from the Amalfi Coast to Tuscany — walkers, shawls, and a mobile pharmacy of medications in tow — they find ne... read more
Widely regarded as one of North America’s finest restaurants, West has garnered much critical acclaim, including recognition as among "ten of the best, worldwide" by U.K.’s Sunday Independent. Organized by season and drawing on West's delicious recipes, this cookbook includes such tempting dishes as Dungeness Crab Tortellini with Lemongrass and Lime Broth in spring. The wine is important too ... read more
Brian Brett’s farm on Salt Spring Island is affectionately known as Trauma Farm. There, he raises chickens, pigs, cows, sheep, and goats, tends an extensive orchard and vegetable garden, concocts fabulous meals from the bounties of the farm, and has various misadventures. This funny and thought-provoking memoir traces one day on Trauma Farm. In it, Brett explores the natural history of the sma... read more
Shrinking budgets, stressful conditions, demanding patients: today’s medical professionals face enormous pressure. What’s a doctor to do? For Dave Hepburn, the only relief is in relishing the ridiculousness of it all. In his first book, the GP and popular columnist proves the adage about laughter and medicine. He tackles a variety of health issues, from smoking (the nicotine patch works best ... read more
Hockey trivia master Don Weekes has cherry-picked more than 800 of his most compelling trivia questions and records to create this authoritative collection. Who was the only player to captain Steve Yzerman in NHL play? When did a forward or defenseman last tend goal during an NHL game? What is the time of the fastest goal from the start of a season-opening game? Irreverent, captivating, and ev... read more
Small Beneath the Sky is a tender, unsparing portrait of a family. It is also a book about place. Growing up in a small prairie city, where the local heroes were hockey players and curlers, Lorna Crozier never once dreamed of becoming a writer. Nonetheless, the grace, wisdom, and wit of her poetry have won her international acclaim. In this marvellous volume of recollections, she charts the ge... read more
They met at a poetry reading, but Ehor Boyanowsky and British Poet Laureate Ted Hughes became friends through their shared — and unquenchable — passion for fishing. Against the backdrop of the Dean River, one of the greatest steelhead rivers in the world, the two men explored their mutual regard for the planet's wild places. Boyanowsky draws on personal correspondence, interviews, and journal ... read more
In the 100 days of genocide that ravaged Rwanda in 1994, one million people were killed and as many as 500,000 women and girls were raped. No one was spared. Grandmothers were raped in front of their grandchildren; young girls witnessed their families being massacred before being taken as sex slaves. Nearly all the women who survived were victims of sexual violence or were profoundly affected ... read more
Headed by noted executive chef Frank Pabst, Blue Water Cafe is dedicated to exploring the best that the Pacific Ocean and the rivers and lakes of the Pacific Northwest have to offer. Complementing Pabst's French-inspired approach is chef Yoshihiro Tabo, who heads the restaurant's Raw Bar. This beautifully illustrated cookbook highlights the best of Blue Water Cafe’s recipes. Each dish is based... read more
It's 1855, but not as we know it. The schism between the One True French Catholic Church and the heretical Italian Catholic Church has stoked three centuries of conflict, imploding the dream of European ascendancy. Thousands flee the Spanish Inquisition for havens in Germany, France, Britain and the colonies of the New World. The face and character of London has been indelibly altered by gener... read more
Even as the broader LGBT community enjoys political and societal advances in North America, the bisexual community still today contends with decades of misinformation stereotyping them as innately indecisive, self-loathing, and untrustworthy. Claiming the B in LGBT strives to give bisexuals a seat at the table. This guidebook to the history and future of the bisexual movement fuses a chronolog... read more
A guided tour of non-monogamy, A World in Us begins with Louisa and her husband Gilles, who love each other but whose marriage is going nowhere. They decide to explore polyamory, falling for another couple and trying to forge a life together as a quad. But they are challenged in ways they didn’t expect, and their experimentation forces them to accept a new understanding of themselves and each ... read more
From a childhood in Ivory Coast to a career as an American physician, Habib Fanny journeys across continents, cultures and identities, telling a few tall tales and finding his own story along the way. Sick of living in the shadows of a corrupt post-colonial Ivory Coast, intrepid gazelle hunter Habib Fanny schemes to see the opulence of America for himself, with naught but rudimentary raft-maki... read more
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