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Selected Projects

Here are some examples of my work, listed according to my role. Each description is followed by the type of publisher or employer and the year of publication. For more details about my experience, feel free to contact me for a copy of my CV.

Editor

  • Collection of poems by a First Nations poet (trade publisher, 2019)
  • Collection of traditional stories by a celebrated First Nations Elder, co-edited with a family member of the author (trade publisher, 2018)

Sensitivity Reader

  • Chapter on Aboriginal law in a Canadian legal textbook (legal education publisher, 2021)

Copy Editor

  • Scholarly collection of biographies of members of an Indigenous community (scholarly press, 2021)
  • Scholarly dissertation by a celebrated Indigenous author (independent author, 2021)
  • Two articles on architecture and Indigenous people for an exhibition catalogue (independent authors, 2021)
  • Pair of book catalogues produced annually by a prominent nonprofit in the publishing industry (nonprofit association, 2020)
  • Multimedia autobiography by a prominent First Nations artist (trade publisher, 2020) 
  • Two chapbooks by Writers in Residence at a Canadian university (university English department, 2017)
  • Illustrated anthology of essays exploring approaches to facilitation (publishing collective, 2016)
  • Student newspaper (2009–2011)
  • Arts & culture magazine by and for Native youth (2001–2007)

Proofreader

  • Debut literary fiction novel by a Vancouver artist and writer (trade publisher, 2021)
  • Memoir by celebrated Canadian writer (scholarly publisher, 2021)
  • Literary fiction novel translated from the original French (trade publisher, 2020)
  • Biography of an accomplished Canadian public figure (university press, 2020)
  • Collection of short stories by an established Canadian author (trade publisher, 2020)
  • Trade nonfiction book documenting the investigation of a historical event in an Indigenous community (university press, 2020)
  • Scholarly monograph exploring cultural narratives around ecology (university press, 2019)
  • Anthology of traditional stories, prose, and poetry by 47 diverse Indigenous authors (university press, 2017)

Designer

  • Set of family trees to accompany a collection of biographies of members of an Indigenous community (hired by author, 2021)
  • Illustrated programme for a literary awards gala (2018 & 2019)
  • Programme for an annual conference of Indigenous scholars (2016 & 2017)
  • Course catalogue for a university department (2016)
  • Student newspaper (2009–2011)
  • Arts & culture magazine by and for Native youth (2001–2007)

Grant Writer

  • Community Engagement Initiative grant to support the Indigenous Editors Association ($6,000 from Simon Fraser University, 2020)
  • Cultural Learning and Sharing grant to support the Indigenous Editors Association ($7,500 from the City of Vancouver, 2020)
  • Events grant to support the Indigenous Editors Association ($7,000 from Access Copyright Foundation, 2019)
  • Creating, Knowing and Sharing grant to support operations of an Indigenous publisher, co-written with a staff member ($100,000 from the Canada Council for the Arts, 2018)
  • Accelerate grant to support my graduate research placement at an Indigenous publisher ($7,500 from MITACS, 2018)

Author

My article “Gathering Knowledges to Inform Best Practices in Indigenous Publishing” appeared in ARIEL: A Review of International English Literature 51 nos. 2–3 (April–July 2020). For this essay, I read widely and conducted original interviews with publishing professionals and community members to explore best practices for editing and publishing works by and for Indigenous people.

Inuk editor Rachel Taylor is shown from the waist up. She is smiling in a garden, wearing a black blazer and blue top.
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