Meet the Instructor – Ruth Bradley-St-Cyr for Academic Editing

Ruth at the redneck wedding

Ruth Bradley-St-Cyr has worked in Canadian publishing for 27 years, most recently as Director of University of Ottawa Press and Managing Editor of the Canadian Journal of Development Studies. She received her PhD in English/Canadian Studies in 2014 from the University of Ottawa where she teaches essay writing to first-year students. She also runs her own writing, editing, and translation business and chairs the Ottawa–Gatineau branch of Editors Canada.

She is presently editing a special section for the Journal of Scholarly Publishing on the future of university presses in Canada and expanding her thesis, The Downfall of the Ryerson Press, into a book about the impact of the sale of the Press on Canadian cultural policy.

Ruth has a quirky sense of humour, as you can see in the articles she has posted on the branch’s blog: “Ways to be More Productive,” “What’s on your Bulletin Board?” and “Time Management: or, Tricking Yourself into Working at Home.”

In the publish or perish world of academia, knowing how to edit academic writing, either your own or a client’s, provides a huge advantage. Accordingly, Academic Editing is designed for academics, academics in training, and those who edit them. The course takes you from peer review (a form of developmental editing) to proofreading, with a special stop at editing references and bibliographies. This seminar is specifically geared to disciplines in the Social Sciences and Humanities.

She’ll be offering this morning seminar on Thursday, Feb 11, 2016. To sign up, go to Registration closes on February 5, 2016.

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