An Editor’s Year: A Look Back at 2014

It’s that time of year: Top 10 lists. Here are ten professional highlights from the year that was 2014 for me:  

10. Gaining inspiration from new editors as an instructor at SFU

I have been teaching in the editing program at SFU for a few years now, and this year I encountered more keen, intelligent editing students than ever. Their delight in discovering that there is an actual profession in which they can spend countless hours poring over prose, puzzling over punctuation, grappling with grammar, smoothing awkward style . . . (okay, I’ll stop now): it is infectious and makes me recall how I felt in the early 2000s when I was discovering the same thing.

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