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Kristen Pederson Chew
Poslfit Editorial Services

9 Fulton Avenue, Toronto ON M4K 1X6 Canada  º  +1 416 828 5733 voice  º  +1 416 828 0100 fax  º


Freelance Editor
October 2004 to present

Recently copyedited manuscripts: Magnus Fjalldal, Anglo-Saxon England in Icelandic Medieval Texts (University of Toronto Press); Julie Rak, ed. Auto/biography in Canada: Critical Directions (Wilfrid Laurier University Press).

Canadian Historical Review
Proofreader, July 2004 to present

Proofread 200-page leading academic quarterly journal.

Sheeba Records
Copyeditor and proofreader, October 2003 to present

Provide substantive editing, copyediting, and proofreading for Canadian singer/songwriter, Jane Siberry. Includes liner notes for 2003 CD SHUSHAN: the Palace, press releases.

James Lorimer and Co.
Senior Editor, October 2002 to October 2004

Acquire, create and commission publishing projects (single-author illustrated monographs) and see them through to completion. Hire and liaise with authors, copyeditors, proofreaders and photographers. Create and maintain budgets. Copyedit, proofread, select interior illustrations, obtain image permissions, negotiate photography fees. Manage book schedules. In charge of small office of three: responsible for hiring production managers.

University of Toronto Press
Humanities Editor, June 2000 to September 2002
Assistant Editor, April 1996 to June 2000

Acquire, create and commission publishing projects (single-author monographs, multi-author collected volumes, series, large-scale projects with hundreds of contributors) and see them through to completion. Liaise with authors, editors and project managers, coordinate manuscript peer review. Create and maintain budgets. Negotiate with government funding agencies. Copyedit, select cover and interior illustrations, obtain image permissions, approve cover design. Attend academic conferences. Work with marketing department on catalogue, write copy, manage book schedules. Design internal multiuser project database in MS Access.

University of Toronto Press
Custom Publishing Co-ordinator, 1995-1996

Worked with professors, publishers and printers to obtain reprint material from various sources to publish course packs (course-specific textbooks) on tight deadlines.

Professional Development and Education

George Brown College

Seminar: "Editing: New Media, New Markets", 2000

Editors' Association of Canada

Seminar: "Author/Editor Relations", 1998

Seminar: "HTML", 1998

Seminar: "Graphics Design", 1997

Seminar: "Image Permissions", 1996

Ryerson Polytechnic University

Course: "Copyediting", Winter 1997

University of Toronto

M.A, Medieval Studies, 1995

Carleton University (Ottawa, Ontario)

Hons. B.A., History, 1993

Hons. B.A., Interdisciplinary Studies, Medieval Studies, 1992

Other Information


Editors' Association of Canada, National SCRABBLE® Association.


English, French (basic), Japanese (basic), Latin.


Regularly use Mac OS/X, Windows NT, MS Office (Word, Excel), MS Access. Familiarity with Pagemaker and Photoshop. Write own HTML.


2002 Toronto recreational Scrabble champion, gardening, travel, Japanese language study and popular culture, home restoration, reading. Professional Scrabble tournament game annotator.


Available upon request.