What do you do at the CIC?
I am the Production Editor for The Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering (Can. J. Chem. Eng.) and I spend most of my time working on the journal. Once an accepted article has moved through the copyediting and typesetting stages, I step in at the proofing stage to review its formatting and other elements for any necessary edits. Once the article has returned from being revised by our production team based on our requested edits, I review the article again to ensure it is ready to be published. During this process I work closely with authors and with our production team at Wiley. One of my favourite tasks is drafting the article lineup for each issue and reviewing the issue files once the issue has been compiled. It’s interesting to be able to see the various stages of an issue coming together before it’s published online and in print. In addition to production and marketing work for the journal, I also coordinate the CIC’s membership records and other member services.
How has your background led up to this work?
Before working in my current position, I was the Editorial Services Coordinator for Can. J. Chem. Eng. and was the first point of contact for new content, reviewing manuscript submissions and copyediting accepted manuscripts later in the production process. Now that I am handling manuscripts in the stages after copyediting and before publication, I have had a chance to work on quite a few of the various stages that manuscripts move through before being published, which has been really interesting.
What else should people know about CIC?
CIC members are eligible for reduced subscription rates to Can. J. Chem. Eng. The journal is a great way to keep up with research within and beyond our community and our team is always working on new special series, special issues, and virtual issues that highlight that valuable work. So, definitely be on the lookout for those!
In my last Meet the National Office Team story, I noted that one of the CIC’s primary roles is to recognize outstanding accomplishment through the awards and honours it distributes each year to experienced professionals as well as to students and others who may be at the beginning of their careers. So again, I would encourage everyone to have a look at the application/nomination requirements for these awards on our website and take advantage of these opportunities.