What do you do at the CIC?
The CIC publishes The Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering in partnership with Wiley. I work as a production editor for the journal. This means that I look after journal articles after they have been accepted and copyedited. My work includes checking proofs, making corrections, liaising with authors, and communicating with Wiley to produce the finished articles and issues online and in print. I also provide marketing support to the journal, in collaboration with the rest of the journal staff and Wiley.
How has your background led up to this work?
I joined the CIC team in June of this year, following a nine-month internship in the production department at HarperCollins Canada. Much of my work at the CIC is similar, despite the vastly different content between book publishing and scholarly publishing. Before that, I obtained a certificate in publishing from the Toronto Metropolitan University (during the pandemic!) and worked as an editor for a not-for-profit magazine. My earlier work experience includes writing and editing for the Government of Alberta and the University of Alberta, and I first graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English with honours from the latter institution.
What else should people know about CIC?
I want to tell people that the CIC is walking the talk for their goals towards diversity, equity, and inclusion. At the CIC, I have been treated with respect, viewed as an individual, and allowed to excel using my uniqueness as an asset and a strength. The national team is a welcoming community that values different points of view and life experiences. I feel valued and trusted in my job role and among my colleagues.