Eva van Emden, Freelance Editor

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September 16, 2012

Vancouver Book Fair September 22–23

Vancouver Book Fair The 2012 Vancouver Book Fair (formerly the Vancouver Antiquarian Book Fair) is coming up. This year it will be held at Robson Square (800 Robson Street, rooms C180–C150), September 22 and 23 from 10 until 5. Come and see a selection of books, ephemera, art, and fine printing and binding. Admission is $5 for both days.

Sponsored by the Alcuin Society.

September 11, 2012

Love Trumps Grief released

Book cover: Love Trumps Grief by Kristin Akin I’m excited to see that Love Trumps Grief, a book that I worked on this spring, has been released. It’s a memoir of a mother whose two sons were diagnosed with hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH), a rare blood disease. The only long-term treatment was a bone marrow transplant. Kristin Akin writes with strong emotion and unflinching courage about her family’s experience throughout her sons’ illness. I was deeply impressed not just by her perseverance, but at her ability to create love, joy, and even fun and humour in between the grimmest medical necessities.

Read a preview of Love Trumps Grief
The Matthew and Andrew Akin Foundation
OneMatch: Canadian bone marrow donation. The Canadian registry shares information internationally.
US National Marrow Donor Program

September 4, 2012

Advanced Proofreading workshop September 22

Image courtesy of Jeremy Keith
I can only imagine how the proofreader felt. Photo by Jeremy Keith (adactio) at Flickr. Some rights reserved.
The Editors’ Association of Canada, BC branch is offering a workshop on advanced proofreading taught by Ruth Wilson. The workshop will be on Saturday, September 22 from 9 to 4 at SFU Harbour Centre. Register by September 7 for early bird pricing (registration closes on September 14).

September 3, 2012

2012 Hugo Award winners

The 2012 Hugo Award winners have been announced. I’ll definitely be checking out “The Doctor’s Wife,” since Neil Gaiman wrote the script.