Our Instructors

Our instructors are respected industry experts. They all work in publishing and bring up-to-date, applied knowledge to every course.

Instructors

Elizabeth d’Anjou is a freelance editor with over 20 years’ experience serving a diverse clientele, including educational publishers, corporations, government, and non-profit agencies. She joined Ryerson’s Publishing program in 2004. Elizabeth is also a sought-after speaker and trainer, offering workshops on a number of editing-related topics across the country, both in corporate settings and through branches of the Editors’ Association of Canada (EAC). She has served on EAC’s national executive and was co-chair of its Toronto branch from 2001 to 2003. Current and past clients include Nelson Education, the RCMP, the Osgoode Hall Law Journal, and the Walkerton Inquiry.
Course(s): CDPB 102, CDPB 312

Saffron Beckwith is vice-president at Kate Walker and Company. As part of Canada’s longest-serving commissioned sales force, she has experience selling everything from Harry Potter to first-time poets. She has been teaching Sales and Marketing since 2004 and loves teaching and selling.
Course(s): CDPB 105

Gary Bennett is a publishing professional with over 25 years’ experience. Currently VP Cross Media and Publishing Services at Pearson Education in Toronto, he manages a diverse team of developers and producers who support Pearson Canada's domestic digital and print publishing programs for both K-12 and Higher Education. He has prior experience as a Publisher, Acquisitions Editor, Marketing Manager, Sales Representative, and Sales Manager. Previously, he has worked at John Wiley & Sons, McGraw-Hill Ryerson, and Nelson Canada.
Course(s): CDPB 101

Camilla Blakeley is a partner in Blakeley Words+Pictures. She has been an editor for over 25 years, both freelance and in-house. She spent a decade managing editorial projects in the Toronto office of UBC Press and is a winner of the Tom Fairley Award for Editorial Excellence. She and her design partner run a graphic/text practice that offers editorial, design, and photographic services to publishers, government, and corporate clients. She has taught numerous editorial and language courses and edits a wide variety of scholarly, trade, corporate, educational, and legal publications.
Course(s): CDPB 102, CDPB 212

Gary Blakeley is a principal in Blakeley Words+Pictures, a graphic/text practice that offers design, editorial, and photographic services to publishers, government, and corporate clients. A graphic designer for over 30 years, he has extensive expertise in print production, computer graphics, and information technology. He is also an experienced photographer with a keen interest in the history of the medium and is the creator of Zeitag, a suite of mobile applications that pinpoint a user’s location on an interactive map and display historical photographs nearby.
Course(s): CDPB 212

Kim Brewster is a Publisher and Product Manager in the Higher Education Division of McGraw-Hill Education, where she manages a portfolio of 14 disciplines, focuses on customer insight, and enjoys her position as Chair of the corporate Accessibility Committee. She graduated from the University of Guelph (1991) and the Banff Publishing Program (1994), and has made publishing her career ever since, including her freelance company, Beyond Words Publishing. Over 25 years, she has worked in both legal and academic publishing at Butterworths, Lexis/Nexis, and McGraw-Hill Education, in roles ranging from researcher, legal editor, managing editor, sponsoring/acquisitions editor, executive editor, to publisher.
Course(s): CDPB 200

Marie Campbell is an agent with Transatlantic Literary Agency (TLA), specializing in representing writers of juvenile and YA fiction. She has worked in children’s publishing in London, UK, and in Toronto for more than 20 years, and has sat on many sides of the desk: in a busy rights department in London; as a publicist for Penguin Canada; as Quill & Quire’s Books for Young People editor and managing editor; and as children’s editor at HarperCollins Canada. She joined TLA in 2003. Her writers and clients have received awards recognition from every part of Canada, and internationally, including the Governor General’s Literary Award and the Canadian Library Association’s Book of the Year Award.
Course(s): CDPB 301, CDPB 309

Patrick Crean is the publisher of Patrick Crean Editions, an imprint of HarperCollins Canada. A renowned literary editor, he was the publisher at Thomas Allen Publishers for 12 years. He has been in the book publishing business for 40 years, including editorial positions at McClelland & Stewart, General Publishing, Somerville House, and Key Porter. His authors have won two Giller Prizes (Austin Clarke and Esi Edugyan) and three Governor General’s Awards (David Gilmour, Greg Hollingshead, and Karolyn Smardz-Frost), as well as many other national literary prizes. Known for discovering new voices and re-contextualizing senior writers, his authors have included Caroline Adderson, Ted Barris, Zsuzsi Gartner, Charlotte Gill, Barbara Gowdy, Tom Harpur, Jack Hodgins, Leon Rooke, and Sarah Selecky, among many others.
Course(s): CDPB 100

Erin Creasey is Manager of Industry Initiatives at the Ontario Media Development Corporation, where she oversees funding programs, international business development, and industry development for the book, magazine, film, TV, and interactive digital media sectors. Before joining the OMDC, Erin was Director of Sales and Marketing at ECW Press for eight years. She has also worked at the Literary Press Group and NeWest Press. Erin is a past president of the Association of Canadian Publishers and chaired its trade committee for many years. Erin was also the ACP representative on the Public Lending Right Commission, among additional board and volunteer commitments in the book industry over the past two decades.
Course(s): CDPB 105

Shannon Culver is Manager of Industry Initiatives at the Ontario Media Development Corporation, where she oversees funding programs, international business development, and industry development for the book, magazine, film, TV, and interactive digital media sectors. Before joining the OMDC, Erin was Director of Sales and Marketing at ECW Press for eight years. She has also worked at the Literary Press Group and NeWest Press. Erin is a past president of the Association of Canadian Publishers and chaired its trade committee for many years. Erin was also the ACP representative on the Public Lending Right Commission, among additional board and volunteer commitments in the book industry over the past two decades.
Course(s): CDPB 105

Kathryn Dean is a freelance editor and writer who has worked with many inspiring Canadian authors, including Maude Barlow, Mary Lou Finlay, Michele Landsberg, Murray McLauchlan, Peter C. Newman, Mordecai Richler, and Pierre Elliott Trudeau. She has written a book called Birds with nature artist Robert Bateman and is a winner of the Tom Fairley Award for Editorial Excellence. She also edits corporate and government publications and has worked as an in-house managing editor. She has taught both the classroom and online versions of Copy Editing for Books, Journals, and Reports at Ryerson and teaches “Copy Editing: A Hands-on Introduction,” a seminar for the Editors’ Association of Canada.
Course(s): CDPB 102

Emily Dockrill Jones is the sole proprietor of Page&Screen Communications, as well as publicity coordinator for Wolsak and Wynn Publishers. She spends her days writing, editing, proofreading, and consulting on a wide range of materials, both print and digital. She also teaches at George Brown College and facilitates a number of seminars and webinars for clients across the country. She is herself a graduate of Ryerson’s Publishing program.
Course(s): CDPB 310

John Doherty has spent his entire career working in the educational publishing industry and has seen and participated in significant changes including pedagogical shifts, mergers and acquisitions and the introduction of digital tools into the classroom. Most recently, he was Vice President of Sales at Pearson Canada, managing the sales efforts of the K-12 team across the country. As part of the senior executive team, John's responsibilities include strategic planning with the marketing and product development teams and helping to establish the overall direction of the school division. John started as a sales rep in the industry and transitioned to progressively responsible regional and national roles. He has worked in Alberta, BC, Quebec and Ontario and, at one time or another, had direct responsibility for every province in the country.
Course(s): CDPB 200

Stephanie Fysh is a freelance editor and proofreader of fiction and nonfiction for trade, scholarly, and educational publishers. She has taught at Ryerson since 2001 and is a former academic co-coordinator of the Publishing Program. Stephanie is Past Chair of the Book and Periodical Council, a former vice president of the Editors’ Association of Canada, and a fine art photographer.
Course(s): CDPB 102, CDPB 310

Nick Garrison is Associate Publisher at Penguin Canada, where he is responsible for a wide range of categories including sports, the environment, and popular science. He edits fiction by authors such as Bill Gaston, whose novel The World won the 2013 BC Book Prize. He published My Story by Bobby Orr and other bestselling sports books by authors such as G.B. Joyce, Dave Bidini, and Stephen Brunt. His titles on the environment include books by Sheila Watt-Cloutier and George Monbiot. Nick is always on the lookout for new voices that can make a difference. He started in book publishing in 2001, and has also worked at Random House and Doubleday Canada.
Course(s): CDPB 100

Debbie Gaudet is Brand Marketing Communications Specialist for The Globe and Mail, where she develops, markets, and promotes events for the Globe Talks series. Until 2010, she was Publicity Director at Penguin Canada, where she created publicity campaigns for some of the world’s leading authors, including John le Carré, Guy Gavriel Kay, and Margaret MacMillan. Debbie has also worked at HarperCollins Canada, House of Anansi, and the Toronto Star, where she managed the New York Times supplement and developed marketing and sales initiatives for external partners.
Course(s): CDPB 110

Joy Gugeler has edited literary books and magazines, both print and online, since 1991 for ECW, Raincoast, and Beach Holme presses; ARC, Quarry, and Room quarterlies; and Suite101, NowPublic, and Orato online. She operates Chameleon Consulting: Change Your Mind and frequently juries publishing awards and grants. She hosts CHLY’s Books & Bytes, as she has in the past for CBC radio and Bravo!, and has reviewed for the Globe and Mail, Vancouver Sun, and Ottawa Citizen. In 2001 she founded the Canadian Book Camp for children aged 11 to 16. She teaches Publishing and Digital Media at Vancouver Island University and four summer workshops at Simon Fraser University, where she is completing her PhD in Publishing.
Course(s): CDPB 202

Helen Guri is a freelance editor of fiction, nonfiction, and academic books. Her client list includes large trade publishers such as Penguin Random House Canada, independent presses such as Brick Books, university presses, and non-profit organizations. She has served on juries for the Trillium Book Award and the Trillium Book Award for Poetry, and for the Canadian Women in the Literary Arts Critic-in-Residence competition. Her poetry collection Match was published by Coach House Press in 2011 and was shortlisted for the Trillium Book Award for Poetry.
Course(s): CDPB 102

Linda Gustafson is a book designer with more than two decades of experience. Through Counterpunch Inc., a company she founded in 1990, she works with publishers, authors, editors, and printers to develop, manage, design, and produce large-format illustrated books for trade publishing and corporate clients. Her projects include Christopher Pratt: Six Decades (2013) and Impressionism in Canada (2014). Her recent design awards are for Inuit Modern, Painters Eleven, and Living the Canadian Dream. She serves on the jury for book design competitions held by the Alcuin Society and the Association of American University Presses, and for Applied Arts magazine’s illustration competition.
Course(s): CDPB 104

Sam Hiyate is president of The Rights Factory, a literary agency based in Toronto with an international reach. Before that, he ran the literary division of The Lavin Agency. In his 20-year publishing career, he was co-founder and publisher of the litmag Blood & Aphorisms (b+a) and editor/publisher of the avant-garde literary publisher Gutter Press. Sam also teaches in the Creative Writing program at the University of Toronto and has lectured on publishing at Simon Fraser University, Humber College, and Centennial College, where he sits on the Publishing Advisory Board. He has taught creative writing at a private workshop in Toronto since 2000.
Course(s): CDPB 100, CDPB 201

Susan Howell is the Director, Pacific Educational Press, in the Faculty of Education at UBC. She has over 25 years of experience in the educational publishing industry; she has worked for Addison-Wesley, Prentice-Hall Ginn, Irwin Publishing, and Pearson Education Canada in a range of positions: publisher, vice-president of sales and marketing, professional learning consultant, and in-service facilitator. As an author with a background in teaching, Susan’s body of work includes Grades 1-12 student and teacher resources in both print and electronic formats. She also held the position of Manager, Professional Learning Services, with Curriculum Services Canada where she led the development of numerous eLearning projects for such clients as the Ontario Ministry of Education, Public Service and Accessibility Directorate.
Course(s): CDPB 200

Lennart Husband is an acquisitions editor at University of Toronto Press. He is responsible for the areas of Canadian history, history of medicine & science, and philosophy. Prior to joining UTP, he worked as assistant acquisitions editor at Oxford University Press Canada.
Course(s): CDPB 304

Adrienne Kerr has twenty years of experience in book publishing with expertise in retail, sales, acquisitions, and editing. As the Senior Editor of Commercial Fiction at Penguin Canada from 2009 to 2015, she acquired mystery, suspense, sci-fi, fantasy, adventure, women’s, and historical novels, and worked with bestselling authors Stuart McLean, Jack Whyte, Robert J. Sawyer, A.S.A. Harrison, Ishmael Beah, and Fiona Barton. She was the Canadian Booksellers’ Association Editor of the Year (2011) and the Canadian Booksellers’ Association Sales Representative of the Year (2009). She started a freelance editing business, based in Toronto, in 2016.
Course(s): CDPB 100

Kelvin Kong is the rights manager at The Rights Factory, where he handles licensing for the agency’s clients in territories outside North America. Before joining The Rights Factory, he was rights associate at Kids Can Press, and before that, production manager at Madison Press Books. Kelvin is also the co-chair of the Canadian Book Professionals’ Association (CanBPA) and a BookCamp Toronto organizer.
Course(s): CDPB 201

Stephen Kotowych is an acquisitions editor at Oxford University Press (OUP). His areas of responsibility include the philosophy, religious studies, and education lists for the Higher Education Division. Prior to joining OUP, he worked for many years as a social sciences acquisitions editor for the University of Toronto Press and as a freelance substantive editor. In addition to his work in publishing, Stephen is an award-winning science fiction author. His short stories have appeared in numerous anthologies and have been translated into Russian, Finnish, Spanish, and Greek.
Course(s): CDPB 200

Benjamin Lefebvre is a Waterloo-based writer, editor, researcher, and instructor, and a graduate of Ryerson’s Certificate in Publishing. He is series editor of the Early Canadian Literature series (Wilfrid Laurier University Press) and editor of seven books of his own, including L.M. Montgomery’s rediscovered final book, The Blythes Are Quoted (Penguin Canada), and the three-volume critical anthology The L.M. Montgomery Reader (University of Toronto Press). He received his PhD in English from McMaster University and is a Research Associate at Ryerson’s Modern Literature and Culture Research Centre.
Course(s): CDPB 300

Joe Lepiano began his career as a graphic designer in 1979. He has worked primarily in the publishing industry, first for magazine publishers and then for educational book publishers. Joe was the senior designer for Pronk & Associates, a Toronto-based design studio, for over 20 years. His clients include all of the major Canadian and American educational publishers. His work has won awards in both the United States and Canada. He is also a fine art photographer, and exhibits his work throughout Canada.
Course(s): CDPB 212

Tracey MacDonald is Senior Editor and Program Manager in the School Division of McGraw-Hill Ryerson. She has worked in publishing for close to 20 years, having begun her career in newspaper journalism before switching to trade book publishing (Harlequin), and then settling in education publishing (Oxford University Press, Nelson, McGraw-Hill). Her areas of expertise are the social sciences (history, geography, religion, law, sociology) and English Language Arts, while her skills are focused on management, editing, and layout/design.
Course(s): CDPB 200

Catherine Marjoribanks has been working as a freelance editor since 1988 under the company name Wordplay Creative Services. She worked at House of Anansi Press (1982–88), and was active in the work of the Literary Press Group, the Canadian Book Information Centre, the Book and Periodical Development Council, and the Canadian Copyright Institute. She has also worked at Penguin Canada. As a freelancer, her work, for publishers large and small, includes substantive editing, copy-editing, and indexing, and ranges across literary fiction, non-fiction, YA fiction and non-fiction, and academic texts.
Course(s): CDPB 102

Kevin Martindale has worked in publishing since 1994. He has worked in various school and trade publishing positions, progressing through roles in sales, marketing, international rights sales and management, publishing, and management. Kevin spent 12 years working at Nelson Education before starting his own publishing business in 2008. He is currently managing director and owner of New Leaf Media, a small company focused on consulting, agency, editorial services, and product development in educational and trade publishing.
Course(s): CDPB 200

Sandra McTavish is the Publisher of New Markets at Pearson Canada. Before joining Pearson, she was the Literacy Publisher in the School Division at McGraw-Hill Education Canada for seven years, where her focus was publishing contemporary Canadian literature for high school English courses. Sandra’s other positions in educational publishing include being Associate Publisher of Mathematics, Import Manager, and Sales Representative at Nelson Education (and Gage Educational Publishing before Nelson acquired Gage). Before working in educational publishing, Sandra taught high school English for five years.
Course(s): CDPB 200

Deanna McFadden is Associate Publisher, Joe Books Ltd., a leading independent publisher of graphic novels, comics, and novels. Previously she held numerous positions at HarperCollins Canada, most recently Director, Digital Product Development. Her career in digital began at Alliance Atlantis, where she rose to Executive Producer, managing a portfolio of 11 websites. Her love of books led her to Random House of Canada, where she focused on online marketing and publicity. Over the years, Deanna has written professionally for numerous websites and published abridged classics for children. She blogs at Tragic Right Hip. Eager to be a part of the publishing revolution, she published an original ebook: a novel entitled The Work Boyfriend.
Course(s): CDPB 100, CDPB 110

Hartley Millson is Design Manager at Firefly Books. He has worked at Firefly since 2008, in both editorial and production, and is currently responsible for prepress and printer relations. He has also designed many books over the years. He completed the Publishing Certificate at Ryerson and studied graphic design at George Brown College.
Course(s): CDPB 103

Monique Mongeon has always been fascinated with the intersection of books and technology—from her start making fansites for her favourite books, to her current role as Project Manager at BookNet Canada. Prior to joining BookNet, Monique worked in ebook production at Penguin Random House Canada.
Course(s): CDPB 803

Alison Morgan is a publishing professional with more than 25 years’ experience. As Publisher of Tundra Books and VP at Random House, she was responsible for the publication of hundreds of titles for children of all ages. She has had the pleasure of working with many award-winning authors and illustrators, including Roch Carrier, Marthe Jocelyn, Susin Nielsen, and Eric Walters. A source of endless delight was seeing the work of illustrators like Matt James, Julie Morstad, and Dusan Petricic evolve from rough sketches to finished art. She has worked closely with sales and marketing teams in both the United States and Canada, helping to refine strategies and enjoying steady sales growth.
Course(s): CDPB 301, CDPB 313

Liza Morrison is an Executive Sales Director at Penguin Random House Canada, where her roles include selling children’s books to national accounts, managing the Penguin Random House Canada US export sales, as well as working closely with the Penguin Random House Canada Children’s publishing group to build their North American business. Previously she worked at HarperCollins Canada, where she sold their children’s titles to Indigo, Costco and Toys R Us. She worked for many years as a bookseller at Indigo, spent time on the board at Word on the Street Toronto and has written numerous book reviews for the Canadian Children’s Book News.
Course(s): CDPB 100

Mary Newberry is a freelance editor of fiction and non-fiction, and an indexer and teacher. She works with books, journals, magazines, and websites in government, scholarly, literary, and trade publishing. In June 2016 she won the Indexing Society of Canada's Ewart-Daveluy Award for Indexing Excellence for her index of The Letterbooks of John Evelyn, volumes 1 and 2, edited by Douglas D.C. Chambers and David Galbraith and published by University of Toronto Press. The judges described her index as a “work of art.”
Course(s): CDPB 311

Judy Phillips started her publishing career in 1993 at Douglas & McIntyre, later joining Self-Counsel Press, where she was senior editor. Over the past 15 years as a freelance editor, she has edited fiction and nonfiction for trade, scholarly, and educational publishers. She has also edited for magazines and in corporate communications. Among her clients are HarperCollins Canada, Penguin Random House Canada, UBC Press, and various commercial and arts organizations.
Course(s): CDPB 102

Jacqueline Hope Raynor is Production Director at Firefly Books, where she oversees 80–100 books a year. She has worked in the publishing industry for almost thirty years. After a five-year stint as a freelance designer, she worked as a senior designer for Wiley Canada before moving to Firefly. She has extensive experience in the design and printing of full-colour, nonfiction books, and is strongly committed to the use of FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) paper in all aspects of book printing; she looks forward to the time when all the books she works on will be printed this way.
Course(s): CDPB 103, CDPB 104

Gillian Rodgerson edits fiction for Insomniac Press. She also freelances for Caitlin Press, and particularly enjoys working with emerging writers. Gillian has been a writer and editor since 1983, when she joined the editorial collective of The Body Politic magazine in Toronto. In London, England, she was the editor of Capital Gay newspaper and Diva magazine, the start-up publisher of Diva Books, an early member of Feminists Against Censorship, and an occasional contributor to BBC Radio Five Live and Channel 4. She is a graduate of the Ryerson Publishing program, where she won the Marsh Jeanneret Award. Gillian sits on the Board of Directors of Pink Triangle Press, publishers of Xtra newspaper.
Course(s): CDPB 306

Debbie Rogosin is an editor with more than 25 years’ experience in children’s publishing. Formerly a Senior Editor at Kids Can Press and the Executive Director of the Canadian Children’s Book Centre, she has edited over 130 books. Debbie has worked with established and emerging creators including Dusan Petricic, Linda Bailey, and Paulette Bourgeois, and on such well-loved characters as Franklin and Scaredy Squirrel. Specializing in picture books, Debbie has also edited chapter books, junior and middle grade fiction, concept books, picture book non-fiction, and series.
Course(s): CDPB 301, CDPB 309

Jim Rozsa is the Managing Director and founder of Northrose Associates. A sales and marketing executive in educational publishing, Jim has expertise in both international and domestic markets and has held senior management positions with Nelson Education, McGraw-Hill Ryerson, and Cengage Learning. He began his career in the late 1980s with Nelson Canada as a college sales representative in Ontario and has had experience in every aspect of the educational publishing business, from sales and marketing to product development, new technology development, international representation, and foreign rights and translations.
Course(s): CDPB 200

Jen Rubio is Publisher at Rock’s Mills Press, in Oakville, Ontario. After completing her PhD at Edinburgh University she worked for several years at Letterland International in the UK, a publisher of literacy material for young children. She then worked as a law editor at Cambridge University Press. Back in Canada, she became Acquisitions Editor in the Trade Division at Oxford University Press. At Rock’s Mills she has been publishing new editions of classics for young people, including Emily of New Moon, Anne of Green Gables, and Rilla of Ingleside, as well as new books for younger readers. Jen is also publishing special editions of Shakespeare designed for Canadian high school students.
Course(s): CDPB 300

Cas Shields is a publishing professional with three decades of experience in educational publishing. Most recently she was Executive Marketing Manager at Pearson Canada. Over the course of her career she has held positions as Acquisitions Editor, Sales Manager, Marketing Manager, and Business Development Manager for the Higher Ed division of Pearson. Previously she was General Manager for the Trade Division at Addison Wesley Publishers and also spent two years in Marketing for Pearson’s K-12 School Division. Cas is passionate about publishing and the role of educational publishers in student success.
Course(s): CDPB 200

Kimberly Sullivan has more than 10 years of book production experience in educational and assessment, trade, and non-profit publishing. She has coordinated the offshore production and printing of complex textbooks, calendars, and large four-colour photographic books. Currently, she is the production manager at StayWell Health, where she has gained additional experience in organizing extensive photo shoots and film productions.
Course(s): CDPB 103

Avery Swartz is a Toronto-based award-winning web designer, consultant, speaker, and tech skills instructor. A self-described design geek, she designs and develops websites for small businesses, charities, and arts organizations. She is the founder and lead instructor of Camp Tech, offering practical, professional tech skills training in a fun and friendly environment. She is the Web Director of the Art Canada Institute, acts as a Digital Advisor for the In Our Genes program at Willow Breast Cancer Support Canada, and also regularly appears on CTV News as a guest tech expert.
Course(s): CDPB 803

Meg Taylor is an editor for publishers, curators, and scholars in Canada, the United States, and Asia, specializing in books and catalogues on art and architecture and Asian literature in translation. She is the managing editor of Monkey Business: New Writing from Japan, published annually. Until 2015 she was Editorial Director for the Art Canada Institute and the Online Art Book Project. Her in-house experience ranges from Weatherhill in Tokyo to Doubleday Canada. For many years she served on the Trillium Book Award jury. She and Brad Horning are the academic coordinators for the Certificate in Publishing at Ryerson.
Course(s): CDPB 202

Rebecca Vogan began her freelance editing career 20 years ago after working in-house at Prentice Hall (now Pearson Education), Oxford University Press, and the Ontario Ministry of Education. She helped to establish the Editing Certificate program at George Brown College and then joined Ryerson in 2000. At the University of Toronto, where she has taught academic writing skills since 2003, she recently began teaching in the Writing and Rhetoric program. She continues to edit and proofread trade books and textbooks.
Course(s): CDPB 102, CDPB 312

David Ward is a digital publishing professional with over a decade of experience in book production in all formats. He is a Content Analyst at Wolters Kluwer Canada, a publisher of tax materials and software. Until 2013 he worked in trade publishing (five years at McClelland & Stewart/Tundra Books for Random House of Canada), educational publishing (five years at Harcourt Canada), and corporate publishing. David is well versed in the production of all manner of publications and electronic formats, including both simple and complex ebooks.
Course(s): CDPB 103, CDPB 803

Avivah Wargon has been an editor for over 30 years, with experience in educational, academic, legal, and trade publishing. She has worked as a copy editor, proofreader, in-house production editor, and supervisor, and has trained many other editors. She returned to freelancing in 2012 after 14 years as a supervising editor at Pearson Education Canada, where she handled university and college textbooks, trained in-house staff, and recruited freelance editors. She has also taught for the Editors’ Association of Canada.
Course(s): CDPB 310

Janice Weaver is a freelance editor with more than 15 years’ experience working on nonfiction, fiction, and children’s books. She also writes nonfiction for young adults, has published eight books, and contributes to several magazines, including OWL, Quill & Quire, and ON Nature. Before joining Ryerson, she taught copy-editing at the University of Toronto’s School of Continuing Studies.
Course(s): CDPB 102

Moira Rayner White is an Ottawa-based editor, writer, and teacher with more than 30 years of experience in social policy and communication and 20 years in print and electronic publication. She heads the English editorial and writing components of Ubiquitext Communications, a company she co-founded six years ago. She has travelled across Canada with government agencies and public consultations–writing, editing, and producing reports. She currently teaches a number of writing and editing courses for government and corporate clients and the Editors’ Association of Canada (EAC); she is a past president of EAC.
Course(s): CDPB 302

Brad Wilson is Editorial Director at HarperCollins Canada, where he heads up the Collins imprint. With a focus on nonfiction and illustrated books, his list includes such authors as Dr. William Davis, Mike Holmes, Amanda Lang, Les Stroud, and Jim Treliving. Formerly a long-time bookseller, Brad has over 10 years’ experience on the publishing side with HarperCollins and Firefly Books, working as a substantive editor, production editor, photo researcher, and managing editor.
Course(s): CDPB 100

Cathy Witlox is a copy editor with both in-house and freelance experience spanning 16 years. After several years at Harlequin, she established a freelance business and has attracted clients that include education and trade publishers, corporations, business writers, and others. Cathy also teaches a grammar and writing course for professionals at the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies and has written and published several articles about grammar and, most recently, a grammar workbook for Nelson Education.
Course(s): CDPB 102

Jennie Worden provides developmental editing, copy-editing, proofreading, and project management services to publishing, corporate, and non-profit clients, including Pearson, Oxford University Press, and the Ontario Physical and Health Education Association. She was the managing editor at Thompson Educational Publishing and an editorial project manager at Pronk & Associates. Jennie is a regular seminar instructor for the Toronto branch of the Editors’ Association of Canada and has served on the EAC national executive.
Course(s): CDPB 310

Janice Zawerbny has worked as an editor in the Canadian publishing industry for more than 25 years. Most recently, she was Senior Editor, Canadian Fiction, House of Anansi Press. She began her publishing career at Coach House Books, followed by positions at Lester Publishing and Descant magazine. She was Editorial Director at Thomas Allen Publishers, and worked in-house at Somerville House Books and Key Porter Books. Some of her recent authors include Tamas Dobozy (Winner of the Writers’ Trust Award for Fiction), Zoe Whittall (Scotiabank-Giller Prize finalist), Irina Kovalyova (Winner of the KOBO Emerging Writer Prize), Lynn Crosbie (Trillium Book Award finalist), and Ken Coates (Winner of the Donner Prize).
Course(s): CDPB 202