My guest is Louise Harris, who is an editor and writer based in St. Petersburg, Florida. We focus on her editing work, including blog posts and press releases, but also have an extended discussion about the importance of flow to the reader.
My guest is Harker Jones (no relation), who provides a witty self-bio, but of whom I can say more newscastery, so to speak, that he’s an artist who works and has worked in many different media for a few decades now. He published the Amazon #1-bestselling gay love story called Until September. Harker has also written many screenplays, and directed and produced several short thrillers that have played at film festivals and won awards. Somewhere in there he also was managing editor or Out magazine for 7 years. In my conversation, he was modest and self-effacing about his many achievements. And as for his self-bio, I liked this best: “He’s a member of both the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle and Mensa, loves cats and carbs and would like to be a one-hit wonder but would settle for being killed in a slasher movie.”
My guest is Heather Buzila, who is past president and a current member of the national executive council of Editors Canada, the professional association for editors in Canada. She has been an editor for over 15 years and currently works for Athabasca University in Edmonton, Alberta, where she edits materials for online courses in humanities and the social sciences. Heather also has broad experience in editing both fiction and nonfiction, as well as web materials for many organizations. We talk about Editors Canada, the association, what its purpose is, what it does for editors, and other topics.