Our meeting on March 8 will focus on editing theses, an area that is of interest to many editors especially in the Kingston area with its large education sector. Our guests will be longtime twig regular Angela Pietrobon, who has included thesis editing as a significant part of her freelance business for many years, and her recent client Reena Kukreja. Angela and Reena will share their experiences from their respective sides of a dissertation edit, and we’ll open the floor to questions and to contributions from others who have experience in this editing genre.
About the Speakers
Angela Pietrobon has at various times taken on the roles of editor, indexer, personal leadership coach, writing coach, writer, project manager, and small-business owner. She has a passion for communication through both the written and the spoken word, and she enjoys helping others bring out the very best in their work. She currently works with graduate students on their doctoral theses, from inception to final product, and also edits and indexes scholarly books and articles, working with authors from around the globe.
Over the past dozen or so years, her projects have covered a wide range of subjects, including political studies, gender and queer studies, Indigenous–settler relations, anti-racism, cultural studies, health and health policy, sociology, education, counselling and educational psychology, teacher education, and law. She has helped her clients produce polished manuscripts and indexes for (in no particular order) University of Toronto Press, Routledge, Palgrave Macmillan, Fordham University Press, University of British Columbia Press, and McGill-Queen’s University Press.
You can find out more about Angela’s work on her LinkedIn page.
Reena Kukreja is a filmmaker, researcher, and lecturer who divides her time between India and Canada. Her research focuses on development, gender issues, and migration in South Asia, with special emphasis on the impact of globalization and new technologies on the rural poor. Her documentaries—there are over 53 to date—have been used as tools for grassroots activism and have also been screened in film festivals around the world. Currently, she is converting her PhD dissertation into a book manuscript. The work examines the link between marriage migration, neoliberal capitalism, and new forms of gender subordination in India. Going beyond the traditional trafficking discourse about migrating brides in India, her study documents the multiple levels of discrimination and social ostracism that these women and their children face within conjugal families and communities.
You can read more about Reena’s research in this Globe and Mail article. Some of her films are included on IMDB.
Bring your questions!
Come Join Us!
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
7 to 9 p.m. (doors open at 6:30)
Ongwanada Resource Centre, 191 Portsmouth Avenue (map)
Bring a friend!
Editors Kingston is a Twig of Editors Canada. Our events are open to anyone with an interest in editing.
Coming Up April 12: A Local Author Talks Editing
Following up on our highly successful Authors Talk Editing event last year, we’re honoured to welcome award-winning Kingston writer Diane Schoemperlen to Editors Kingston to discuss her experiences with editing in conversation with twig leader Ellie Barton.
Diane’s latest book is the memoir This Is Not My Life.
Credit: *”Editing a Paper” photo by Nic McPhee, originally posted on Flicker, used under Creative Commons licence.