• Provides copy editing, proofreading, and indexing services to publishers and independent authors.
• Proficient in using and applying various styles, including Chicago, APA, and MLA. Also proficient in following publishers’ in-house style guides and creating style sheets for individual projects.
• Uses Track Changes in Microsoft Word for editing; uses Adobe Acrobat DC for on-screen proofreading of PDF files; uses Cindex software to create indexes and Microsoft Word to edit indexes.
• Communicates with in-house publishing staff to clarify project details.
• Communicates with authors regarding any queries and gaps in information; makes changes to manuscripts based on author responses.
• Works on a continuing basis for the University of Toronto Press, Journals division, to copy edit and proofread journal articles.
• Works with UBC (University of British Columbia) Press, Canadian Scholars' Press, and Emond Publishing to proofread scholarly books.
• Copy edited and line edited various academic/scholarly materials, including books and PhD dissertations.
• Contributed to Editing Company blog posts.
• Copy edited Physiotherapy Canada journal articles using Track Changes in Word.
• Handled project intake for XML Workflow Group:
– Reviewed manuscripts from internal clients (UTP Scholarly Publishing, Higher Education, and Journals) and external clients (UBC Press, University Press of Colorado, Brush Education, Georgetown University Press, and others) for initial processing—completed before copy editing—and final processing—completed before typesetting; compared manuscript materials (FM, text, and BM) to table of contents to ensure all content is included and matches TOC; cleaned up Word files to prepare for processing; reviewed post-compositional XML files, image files, and PDFs for ePUB production; edited image files for use in ePUB with Adobe Photoshop; communicated with managing editors regarding questions about and issues with files; assigned projects to P-Shift staff; used Smartsheet Web application to keep track of ongoing/finished projects and to monitor due dates.
• Managed production for client books:
– Collected all necessary materials from clients and delivered them to typesetters; communicateed with clients and typesetting vendor to verify instructions and project progress; transfered PDF proof pages from typesetters to clients and proof corrections from clients to typesetters via FTP server or other cloud-based services; monitored due dates; handled any issues that come up during typesetting.
• EPUB production:
– Used oXygen XML editor to transform post-composition XML into ePUB-friendly xHTML and to edit code; used Sigil to compile and edit e-books; completed Quality Assurance tests using a variety of e-readers; experienced with reading and writing HTML and CSS code.
• Prepared monthly file preparation billing report.
When Henry Morgentaler, Canada’s best-known abortion rights advocate, died in 2013, activists and scholars began to reassess the state of abortion in the country. In this volume, some of Canada’s foremost researchers challenge current thinking about abortion by revealing the discrepancy between what Canadians believe the law to be after the 1988 Morgentaler decision and what people are experie... read more
Health activist, scholar, award-winning journalist, and cancer survivor Sharon Batt investigates the relationship between patient advocacy groups and the pharmaceutical industry as well as the contentious role of pharma funding. Over the past several decades, a gradual reduction in state funding has pressured patient groups into forming private-sector partnerships. This analysis of Canada’s br... read more
Breaching the Peace tells the story of the ordinary citizens who stood up to the most expensive megaproject in BC history and the government-sanctioned bullying that propelled it forward. Starting in 2013, journalist Sarah Cox travelled to the Peace River Valley to talk to locals about the Site C dam and BC Hydro's claim that the clean energy project was urgently needed. She discovered farmers... read more
Going Public responds to the urgent need to expand current thinking on what it means to co-create and to actively involve the public in research activities. Drawing on conversations with over thirty practitioners across multiple cultures and disciplines, this book examines the ways in which oral historians, media producers, and theatre artists use art, stories, and participatory practices to e... read more
The first-ever comprehensive analysis of its kind in any western language, this unique volume provides a social art history of Yungang: a 5th-century rock-cut court cave complex, UNESCO World Heritage site, and one of the greatest Buddhist monuments of all time. Yungang asks why, when, and under what circumstances this impressive cave sanctuary was made, and who played significant roles at var... read more
Canadian politicians, like many of their circumpolar counterparts, brag about their country’s “Arctic identity” or “northern character,” but what do they mean, exactly? Stereotypes abound, from Dudley Do-Right to Northern Exposure, but these southern perspectives fail to capture northern realities. During decades of service as a legislator, mediator, and negotiator, Tony Penikett witnessed a n... read more
Storytelling has the capacity to address feelings and demonstrate themes – to illuminate beyond argument and theoretical exposition. In Otter’s Journey, Borrows makes use of the Anishinaabe tradition of storytelling to explore how the work in Indigenous language revitalization can inform the emerging field of Indigenous legal revitalization. She follows Otter, a dodem (clan) relation from the ... read more
What is family? Citing national security and societal welfare, the Harper government adopted a strict definition of family to limit access to citizenship for certain immigrants. Megan Gaucher analyzes the government's assessment of sexual-minority refugee claimants' relationship history, common-law and married spousal sponsorship applications, and marriage fraud, concluding that this narrative... read more
Contemporary BRICS Journalism: Non-Western Media in Transition is the first comparative study of professional journalists working in BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa). The book presents a range of insider perspectives, offering a valuable insight into the nature of journalism in these influential economies. Contributors to this volume have conducted in-depth inte... read more
This practical and highly accessible workbook allows students and practitioners-in-training to gain the skills and knowledge needed in order to conduct a comprehensive psychiatric mental status examination. This rich selection of pedagogical content, which includes case studies, activities, chapter glossaries, and study questions, reinforces the terms and concepts that are related to key asses... read more
Issues in Canadian Governance demonstrates how the key principles and institutions of governance affect Canadians by revealing how they work in the real world. This text uses an applied case study format to breathe life into the debates that shape Canadian public policy. These timely cases bring valuable context to the various issues explored in the text and allow the text to be leveraged in a... read more
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