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Curriculum vitae. Ottawa Sun (left), The Maple Leaf, Canadian Vocational Journal, The Maple Leaf.

Editing always a welcome respite

The Maple Leaf current frontReturning to the Government of Canada bilingual tabloid publication The Maple Leaf  as English Editor was a bit like going home – I was in a comfortable place, working with talented, dedicated people, doing what I most enjoy doing.

I edited English text and proofed the pages, liaised with writers and the Government of Canada Translation Bureau, and worked with The Maple Leaf's French editor to ensure concordance between the English and French texts.

Unfortunately, my position was one of many that were "work force adjusted" (cut) in response to the Spring 2012 budget.

And, even more unfortunately, all of the back issues of The Maple Leaf have been removed from the Internet; therefore, the list of clips, below, is no longer active, though I can provide scans of anything there.


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The Last Word: Journalistic writing
The Last Word: Dropping the hyphen

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The Last Word: Keep it simple
The Last Word: Platoon unearthed
The Last Word: A dilemma; an enigma
The Last Word: Commemorating good usage
The Last Word: Things we think we know

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The Last Word: CF Troupers
The Last Word: EEEeeee!
Command post training a whole-hearted exercise

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Students recreate history, honour veterans
The Last Word: Disappearng whom
The Last Word: TML submission odds 'n' ends
The Last Word: Less confusion
The Last Word: Word Wisdom
Review: Three to a Loaf
The Last Word: It's no lie – it's a problem
The Last Word: Only, the lonely
Scottish town honours Canadian sapper
Review: Forum of words
The Last Word: Everyday error

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