Fantasy fiction editor and lifelong learner: Meet Nicola Aquino

Nicola Aquino has a master’s degree in microbiology, but chose to be a stay-at-home-mum while her children were growing up. Nicola volunteered with La Leche League Canada, a national charity providing breastfeeding support, eventually spending nine years as a national administrator. That role included a lot of editing (newsletters, information sheets, handbooks). She is now is a fantasy fiction editor and the sole proprietor of Spit and Polish Editing.

Editing tools enthusiast: Meet editor Dr Hilary Cadman

Dr Hilary Cadman is a technical editor and trainer, currently living in New South Wales, Australia. She is an editing tools enthusiast, with a knack for teaching others how to use tools in their editorial work. We caught up with Hilary to find out what tools she uses, how she came to use these tools, and how these tools have impacted her editorial work.

A short guide to inclusive language

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Equity, diversity and inclusion

By now, most institutions, schools and businesses have taken steps to establish equity, diversity and inclusion programs. Their purpose, according to equity, diversity and inclusion consultant Dr. Anita Jack-Davies, “is to address barriers faced by traditionally underrepresented groups in the workplace.” Underrepresented groups include

Job skills for the future: Creativity

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According to a new report from LinkedIn—2019 Global Talent Trends: The 4 Trends Transforming Your Workplace—employers will soon have to compete fiercely to attract the best talent. And, like other projections about what the future workplace might look like, the LinkedIn report names soft skills as the most in-demand employee competency employers will be looking for.