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Anna Williams

Letter From the Editor: Passing on the Torch

Illustration of two hands typing on a typewriter. The paper in the typewriter says “New Chapter.”

It’s been my pleasure to be the managing editor of The Editors’ Weekly since 2013, when the blog was just a year old. This month I’ll be stepping down from the position and handing the reins over to Lucy Payette. It’s been a rewarding journey, and I’m excited to see what the next phase of The Editors’ Weekly brings.

Letter from Editor on Typewriter
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I first joined Editors Canada in 2007 and volunteered in several smaller roles before starting as the managing editor. Taking on this more prominent role for the national blog was a fantastic opportunity. Over the years I learned new skills, networked with other communications professionals and connected closely with the Editors Canada community. The greatest pleasure has been in collaborating with so many talented colleagues. I hope our readers have enjoyed the journey as much as I have.

Thank you to everyone who has written blog posts and to everyone who reads them. You make the blog a success!

Anna Williams

Previous post from Anna Williams: Special Feature: Keep Busy While Self-Isolating

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12 Comments on “Letter From the Editor: Passing on the Torch”

  • Rosemary Shipton

    says:

    Thank you, Anna, for your fine leadership these last seven years. I’m one of those who reads the post every week – and follows the comments too.

    • Thank you, Rosemary, for being a dedicated contributor and reader! Always a pleasure to work with you.

  • Margaret F. Sadler

    says:

    Anna, you’ve been such a gift. Thank you for your dedication to this endeavour. You’ve made writing and reading a pleasure.

    • Thank you, Margaret, and so glad you’ve enjoyed it too! 🙂

  • Frances Peck

    says:

    Sincerest thanks, Anna, for all you have done for the blog and the association. As a reader and contributor, I applaud all the (often invisible) ways in which you’ve made this blog a robust and varied publication. You have been the best and kindest of editors to work with, and your vision and dedication are second to none.

    • Thanks so much for your kind words, Frances! Hope to have the chance to catch up with you soon.

  • Anne Louise Mahoney

    says:

    Brava, Anna! Thank you so much for all the time and care and creativity you put into the blog. Seven years! Truly amazing. You have helped editors to have a voice and to share the wisdom and knowledge found in these blog posts with their networks. All the best!

    • Thank you, Anne Louise! It’s been wonderful getting to work with so many talented editors. All the best to you, too!

  • Trish Morgan

    says:

    I would like to add my grateful thanks, Anna! Editors’ Weekly has been in such great hands with you at the helm. The future looks bright; those in your coming endeavours will be lucky to have you!

    • Thanks so much, Trish!

  • Sue Archer

    says:

    Thank you, Anna, for all the hard work you have put into this publication and for being such a wonderful person to collaborate with! My time working with you on the Editors’ Weekly is one of my best memories as both an editor and a writer. Wishing you all the best!

    • Wow, that’s so great to hear! Thank you, Sue – it’s always been wonderful to work with you!

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