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Le comité du congrès de Réviseurs Canada est fier d’annoncer les conférenciers d’honneur de son congrès 40e anniversaire qui se tiendra du 7 au 9 juin prochain à Halifax, en Nouvelle-Écosse.
Journaliste et auteur de renom, Linden MacIntyre prononcera l’allocution d’ouverture. Il a 50 ans d’expérience comme journaliste dans la presse écrite, à la télévision et à la radio. Au réseau anglais de Radio-Canada, il a cumulé 24 ans à The Fifth Estate, sept ans comme journaliste-réalisateur à The Journal et trois ans comme chef d’antenne et animateur de l’émission radio d’actualités Sunday Morning.
Linden a participé à de nombreuses collaborations entre The Fifth Estate et Frontline, une émission documentaire de PBS, la télévision publique américaine, et à des coproductions avec le New York Times. Il a publié sept livres, dont cinq romans. Son deuxième roman, The Bishop’s Man (La Chambre de l’évêque, Libre Expression, 2011), a remporté en 2009 le prix Scotiabank Giller, le prix littéraire le plus richement doté au Canada.
Son dernier roman, The Only Café, est paru chez Penguin Random House Canada en 2017. Son huitième livre, The Wake, est une œuvre documentaire qui paraîtra en 2019.
Sheree Fitch, qui livrera l’allocution de fermeture, est écrivaine, conférencière et éducatrice et a été récompensée par de nombreux prix. Elle est l’auteure de plus de 30 livres de divers genres. Depuis la publication en 1987 de son premier livre, Toes in My Nose, elle parcourt le monde comme poète et conteuse invitée, enseignante de rédaction et éducatrice en alphabétisation.
Conférencière appréciée des festivals littéraires, des bibliothèques et des congrès, Sheree a reçu le prix Vicky Metcalf Award for Literature for Young People, un prix décerné aux auteurs dont l’œuvre est une source d’inspiration pour les enfants canadiens. Elle a reçu trois doctorats honorifiques pour sa contribution à la littérature canadienne portant sur les questions qui touchent les femmes et les enfants.
Elle est propriétaire d’une librairie saisonnière en milieu rural, en Nouvelle-Écosse.
Mike Allison is a Halifax-based TV writer who has written on over 200 episodes of CBC’s This Hour Has 22 Minutes.
Becka Barker loves helping artists and arts organizations find the right words for bringing new creative ideas into being. She lives and works in Halifax.
Wendy Barron became an editor five years ago and now writes and edits inclusive and plain-language materials at BC’s provider of legal aid services.
Christine Beevis Trickett
Christine Beevis Tricket, national director of editorial services for the Nature Conservancy of Canada, sees herself as a professional storyteller and NCC's "editorial conscience."
Chris Benjamin is author of three award-winning fiction and nonfiction books and short stories published in journals and anthologies across Canada. He’s on leave from his role as managing editor of Atlantic Books Today to be writer in residence for the South Shore Public Libraries.
Investigative journalist Tim Bousquet is the 2019 recipient of PEN Canada/Ken Filkow Prize for freedom of expression. Tim started the online Halifax Examiner in 2014 after seven years as news editor of the Halifax weekly, The Coast.
Erin Brenner has been successfully running Right Touch Editing for over a decade. While she doesn’t love math, she realized early on that she loves business information that helps her work less and earn more.
Carol Bruneau has written five novels, including A Circle on the Surface (2018), and three short story collections. Her first novel, Purple for Sky, won the 2001 Thomas Head Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award and the Dartmouth Book Award.
Heather Buzila is an editor at Athabasca University in Edmonton and serves on the Editors Canada NEC as vice-president and director of branches and twigs.
Alana Chalmers is an editor, translator and information designer. She works as an editorial consultant at Bell Canada and enjoys sharing her love of language with her team (and brings them baked goods too).
Iva Cheung is a Certified Professional Editor and winner of both the Tom Fairley Award for Editorial Excellence and the President’s Award for Volunteer Service.
Julia Cochrane has been a freelance copy-editor and proofreader since 1995. She lives in Wolfville, Nova Scotia, with her husband and three cats.
Brenda Conroy has been a freelance copyeditor and book designer for many years.
Enseignante de formation, Pauline Côté travaille à son compte depuis plus de 20 ans comme traductrice-réviseure dans une région où l’entrepreneuriat est un mode de vie.
Kira worked as Jen Powley's personal assistant for two and a half years, a few years ago. Now, Kira works various jobs in and around Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. Her favourite thing to do is swim in the ocean.
Stephanie Domet is a writer, editor, and sometime podcaster. She is author of Homing and Fallsy Downsies, and is working on her third novel. She writes non-fiction, teaches creative writing to kids and adults, and edits books.
Lisa Doucet is the Co-Manager of Woozles Children's Bookstore and is a long-time book reviewer for numerous publications. She has served on numerous book-related boards and book award juries, and runs several book clubs for children and teens.
Hilary Drummond has been a bookseller since 1996. She has also worked as a translator, librarian, educator, and academic editor. She holds an MA in Book and Digital Media Studies from Leiden University.
Ben DuPlessis, after his degree in journalism and experience with editing Jen’s book, went on to science and then medical school.
Shelley Egan is an editor and proofreader who specializes in fiction and copy editing. Before starting her own business, she edited Hansard transcripts and taught ESL.
Christine Gordon Manley
Christine Gordon Manley co-owns writing–editing firm, Manley Mann and has been a freelance editor for 15 years. A published author herself, Christine draws on empathy and heart to guide writers from start to finish.
Clare Goulet has edited creative nonfiction, poetry, essays, science texts, and fiction; she served as literary editor at The Fiddlehead under Don McKay, and for Brick Books and Gaspereau Press, as well as freelance and in-house. Co-editor of the anthology Lyric Ecology (Cormorant), she contributed a chapter to Listening for the Heartbeat of Being (MQUP), with current projects in text-based machine learning. She teaches editing and writing at MSVU in Halifax.
Michael Hamm grew up in Sambro, NS, with a book always at his side. So it is no surprise that immediately after earning a BA in English at Mount St. Vincent University in 1980, he found himself working his first paying job at Talbots Bookshop in Halifax. This led to a long stay with Readmore, a local chain of bookstores. After managing several of those stores, Michael began working at Bookmark on Spring Garden Road in 1998 and has been happily ensconced there ever since. His personal reading passions range from classic and contemporary literature in translation to biographies of David Lynch and Kids in the Hall.
James Harbeck has spent nearly 20 years communicating complex and important health information to lay audiences. Find out more about him at jamesharbeck.com.
Christene Hirschfeld is a partner in BoyneClarke LLP, a prominent Nova Scotian law firm. Her practice focuses on business, entertainment, and intellectual-property law.
Glenna Jenkins edits scholarly papers, dissertations and books for non-native English speakers who wish to publish in scholarly journals or meet the requirements of English-language PhD programs. Most of her clients are European, Middle Eastern or Asian academics who do cutting-edge research in their subject areas but have weak English-language skills. Glenna helps them prepare their work for academic committees or publication. She also transforms research papers into plain language so their findings are accessible to policymakers. She feels that this type of work helps her make a small difference in a difficult world.
Dean Jobb, an award-winning author and journalist, is on the faculty of the King’s MFA program and writes a true crime column for Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine. His book Empire of Deception: The Incredible Story of a Master Swindler Who Seduced a City and Captivated the Nation, the stranger-than-fiction story of a 1920s Chicago con man, was a finalist for the Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize. His next book recreates the hunt for Doctor Thomas Neill Cream, a Victorian-era serial killer who murdered at least ten people in Canada, Chicago and London.
Rhonda Kronyk channels her skills and passions to write and edit grant proposals and to develop effective programming in collaboration with social and arts organizations in her home city, Edmonton.
Stephen Laffoley is an award-winning author of fiction and creative-nonfiction. Shadowboxing won the 2013 Evelyn Richardson Non-Fiction Award. Hunting Halifax was shortlisted for the 2008 Atlantic Independent Booksellers’ Choice Award and the 2008 Evelyn Richardson Memorial Non-Fiction Award.
Robin Marwick has been a medical writer and editor specializing in patient communication for over 20 years. She read the data visualization classic How to Lie with Statistics at an impressionable age, and has been on the lookout for bad graphs and dodgy data ever since.
Dr. Emily McEwan
Dr. Emily McEwan is the founder and president of Bradan Press, an independent publisher in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Bradan Press connects readers worldwide with Gaelic language and culture, through nonfiction, poetry, children’s books, and more. Dr. McEwan has been involved with Scottish Gaelic language and culture for 30 years, first in Scotland and now in Nova Scotia. She is author of The Scottish Gaelic Tattoo Handbook and blogs about Gaelic at Gaelic.co.
Virginia (Ginny) McGowan PhD edits nonfiction. She writes books/information products and publishes about mentoring, designs and evaluates mentoring programs, and does training and speaking about mentoring.
Jeanne McKane is a Certified Professional Editor, Diplomate Editor in the Life Sciences, Advanced Professional Member of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders, and winner of the Lee D’Anjou Award Volunteer of the Year Award.
Fort de plus de 10 ans d'expérience, Beverly McLaughlin a été traductrice, réviseure et gestionnaire de services linguistiques et entreprise, au gouvernement ainsi qu'au sein d'agences de traduction. Pigiste à ses heures, elle s'est retrouvée de presque tous les côtés de l'équation en ce qui au trait aux projets de traduction.
Cathy McPhalen works with science and medical researchers in telling their research stories effectively and moving their results into action for our lives—getting the right words to the right audiences.
Lori Messenger is a CPA, CA and Manager, Tax at the Dartmouth office of Baker Tilley, a network of accounting firms with more than 40 offices in 7 provinces across Canada and 746 offices worldwide.
Theresa Meuse is a Mi’kmaq author, born and raised in Nova Scotia. She has worked in many areas involving her culture and presently is a Mi’kmaq Aboriginal Student Support Worker for the Halifax Regional Centre of Education.
Whitney Moran is the managing editor of Nimbus Publishing and Vagrant Press in Halifax and co-author of the Atlantic Canada beer guide, East Coast Crafted.
Tiffany Morris is a Mi’kmaw sensitivity reader and experimental poet from K’jipuktuk (Halifax). Her work has appeared in Prairie Fire, Room Magazine, Speculative City, and elsewhere.
donalee Moulton, a professional writer and editor based in Halifax, is the owner of Quantum Communications. From her home base, she has provided editing services for clients across Canada—and beyond.
Kyra is a freelance copy editor and a budding mental health advocate. She has several years’ experience in marine search and rescue and as a volunteer medic.
Lorri Neilsen Glenn
Lorri Neilsen Glenn is the author and editor of 14 books, former Halifax Poet Laureate, and a mentor in the University of King’s College MFA program in creative nonfiction.
Sandy Newton has worked in Newfoundland and Labrador as a freelance editor and writer since the 1990s. She is a Tom Fairley Award winner (2012).
Marie-Christine Payette is the owner of Les traductions de Marie and offers English-to-French translation, French editing, proofreading and comparative editing as a freelancer.
Kim Pittaway is the executive director of the MFA in Creative Nonfiction program at the University of King’s College in Halifax. She is the former editor-in-chief of Chatelaine magazine, a recipient of the National Magazine Award Foundation’s Outstanding Achievement Award, and an award-winning journalist. She is at work on a memoir.
Laura Poole has been a freelance editor for over 20 years. She specializes in scholarly nonfiction copyediting.
Trained as an urban planner who gave up her job because of health reasons, Jen Powley went on to write Just Jen.
Leslie Saffrey, a freelance Certified Professional Editor based in Toronto, edits and proofreads non-fiction books, articles, and reports.
Réviseure et communicatrice dynamique, Louise Saint-André anime des ateliers de formation depuis près de 20 ans, en contexte universitaire, professionnel et privé. Elle suit avec intérêt les avancées d’Antidote et prend plaisir à en faire profiter les autres.
Heather E. Saunders
Heather E. Saunders, owner of Just the Write Type Editing, is a proofreader and STEM/medical editor. She teaches on topics related to editing, freelancing, and science communication and is a board member for the Society for Editing (ACES).
Amy J. Schneider
Amy J. Schneider (www.featherschneider.com), a freelance copyeditor of textbooks, trade nonfiction, and best-selling fiction since 1995, has written articles and presented sessions on editorial topics for Copyediting.com, An American Editor, Communication Central, EFA, ACES, and NWIEG.
Melissa N. Shaw
Melissa N. Shaw is part-time faculty at Dalhousie University. Her work has appeared in Histoire sociale/Social History and Lovejoy and Oliveira’s edited volume: Slavery, Memory, Citizenship.
Jess Shulman went freelance in 2016 after 17 years in corporate marketing/communications. She worked hard to prepare for her certification exams, and you should too!
Marion Soublière of M.E.S. Editing and Writing Services in Ottawa contracts mainly to Government of Canada clients and blogs about federal procurement at The Editors’ Weekly.
Gael Spivak works in food safety communications for the federal government, specializing in plain language writing and editing. She collects squirrels, tiny books, and articles on the singular they.
Simon Thibault fait le point sur ce qui rapproche l’art culinaire de la culture. Auteur de Pantry and Palate: Remembering and Rediscovering Acadian Food, il agit également à titre de réviseur pigiste spécialisé en révision de fond chez Nimbus Publishing.
Michelle Waitzman is a freelance non-fiction writer and editor in Toronto who works on books, business communications, and professional papers/articles. Her clients include the Canadian Tax Foundation and major law firms.
Marianne Ward is a freelance editor who has worked on well over 100 books, many of them award winners. Interesting enough, her editing life really started at forty.
Nicole Watkins Campbell
Nicole Watkins Campbell has 30 years’ experience editing and advising on clear communication. She has created plain language materials for legislation and has edited professional standards materials for Editors Canada.
Evelyn C. White
Evelyn C. White has authored Every Goodbye Ain’t Gone: A Photo Narrative of Black Heritage on Salt Spring Island (2009) and Alice Walker: A Life (2004). She is a graduate of Harvard, Wellesley, and Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.