The Editors’ Weekly / L’Hebdomadaire des réviseurs is the official blog of Editors Canada.
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Laura Bontje is a freelance editor in London, Ontario. She specializes in fiction editing, with a particular focus on children’s literature. Laura also provides editing and content writing services for businesses and nonprofits. She is the author of the forthcoming picture books Was It a Cat I Saw? (Amicus Ink, 2024) and When the Air Sang (Annick Press, 2025).
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Emily Lam is a freelance medical editor with a passion for improving health literacy using plain language and digital accessibility principles. She also works part-time as a research project manager at a children’s hospital in Toronto, Ontario. Emily edits journal manuscripts, grant proposals, patient education materials and other research-related content.