More audiobooks!

Profound changes in audiobook production I’ve ventured into the territory on the map which says: here there be dragons! Say what? Well, it’s like this. You may have read on my blog about Google’s entry into some pretty remarkable, if also a bit disturbing, voice AI offerings for audiobook production. For the moment the service is free. Rest assured it won’t be forever. They’ll get us all hooked, like they did for businesses using their business…

Closing keynote address Editors Canada

Was very pleased to be the closing keynote speaker for the 2022 Editors Canada conference held May 29 and 30, 2022. Below is my address: I’d first like to thank you for inviting me to be one of your keynote speakers. Given my somewhat reclusive nature, and the still present concern regarding this pandemic, it’s a pleasure to meet you all virtually. Today I’m going to talk about: editing for a changing world: a perspective…

Joined the team at Essential Edits

A great editing service I’m pleased to add my editing services to the skillful team at Essential Edits. My services there are as a senior editor/writing coach, specializing in Canadian Literature. What is Essential Edits? The team of editors at Essential Edits came together as part of an initiative by Robert Runté, who is a former editor with Five Rivers Publishing back when the house published some 30+ writers. Robert’s vision was to establish an…

Come join Pulp Literature Launch

Say what? Apologies for the short notice, but just received this information from Pulp Literature. There’s an online launch Saturday, May 14, 2:00 PM EDT. The launch will be streaming live from YouTube at https://youtu.be/-5sqJKV0gHk The audience is encouraged to post questions and comments during the launch, so tell your friends not to be shy. What’s this to me? I have a short story in this issue of Pulp Literature, Would We Had Time. And…

Keynote Speaker at Editors Canada Conference

I’m very pleased to announce I’ll be a keynote speaker at the Editor’s Canada Conference May 29, at 4:00 PM. Aerin Caley, former editor with Five Rivers Publishing, interviewed me recently for the conference. That interview is below: Lorina Stephens didn’t start her career in writing and publishing. She has been a manager and bookkeeper for companies as diverse as a civil engineering firm, Faberge of Canada, and her own custom glass installation company. She…