“That enthusiasm for learning really takes you a long way”: Fiction Editor Erin Parker 

This post is the first installment of “Editing After Academia,” a series that spotlights editors who have found fulfilling careers outside academia.  Nearing the end of her PhD, Erin Parker realized that academia wasn’t going to be a sustainable path for her. “There was so much I loved about the PhD that I wanted toContinue reading “That enthusiasm for learning really takes you a long way”: Fiction Editor Erin Parker 

“A very long and very twisted journey”: Academic Editor Eden Kaiser

This post is part of Editing After Academia, a series that spotlights editors who have found fulfilling careers outside academia. In the middle of an interview for a tenure-track job, Eden Kaiser (edeneditorial.com) realized she was in the wrong profession. Throughout her PhD program in Linguistics, no one had explained to her that she couldContinue reading ““A very long and very twisted journey”: Academic Editor Eden Kaiser”

“It’s constantly interesting. There’s always a new thing”: Technical Editor Mike Pope 

This post is a part of “Editing After Academia,” a series that spotlights editors who have found fulfilling careers outside academia.  Mike didn’t chart a deliberate pathway into editing. Instead, he moved almost accidentally from graduate school into the computer industry, where he did “just about everything.” He thinks the critical thinking and reading skillsContinue reading “It’s constantly interesting. There’s always a new thing”: Technical Editor Mike Pope 

“You have to be willing to work behind the curtain”: In-House Editor Charles Simard

This post is a part of “Editing After Academia,” a series that spotlights editors who have found fulfilling careers outside academia. In academia or editing, Charles Simard appreciates experimentation. He completed a PhD at Université de Montréal, where he focused on the poetry and essays of John Cage, as well as the relationship between literaryContinue reading ““You have to be willing to work behind the curtain”: In-House Editor Charles Simard”

“In some cases, I’m more like a book counsellor”: Developmental Editor Lesley Erickson

This post is part of Editing After Academia, a series that spotlights editors who have found fulfilling careers outside academia. Lesley Erickson has seen attitudes towards academic editing shift over the years. Early in her career, few academics or PhD students would admit to hiring an editor. When she started working in-house for a universityContinue reading “In some cases, I’m more like a book counsellor”: Developmental Editor Lesley Erickson