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Kristen Pederson Chew
Poslfit Editorial Services
9 Fulton Avenue,
Toronto ON M4K 1X6 Canada
+1 416 828 5733 voice
+1 416 828 0100 fax
October 2004 to present
Recently copyedited manuscripts:
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
recreational Scrabble champion, gardening, travel, Japanese language study and
popular culture, home restoration, reading. Professional Scrabble tournament
Available upon request.