John Shoesmith is an archivist at the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto. He joined the Fisher in 2005, soon after receiving his Master of Information Studies at the University of Toronto. Previously he was a journalist, publishing stories in the Globe and Mail, Report on Business, and Canadian Business magazines, among many others.
University of Toronto
Personal Statement About Topic:
Alberto Manguel and Louise Dennys: An Editing Match This topic was a natural for me. Having been on both sides of the editing table during my journalism career, I’m fascinated by the dynamic between editor and writer – not to mention the window it provides into the overall creative process. If one wants to better understand how an editor works – how they can be both friend and foe, and how they use their intelligence and experience to bring a manuscript draft to life – examining Louise Dennys’s work is a good start.