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Qualifications

Here’s my background in a nutshell. I would be happy to provide a full résumé in response to serious inquiries.

Employment

  • Contract Editor, since 2005, working for book and journal publishers, businesses, consultants, researchers, universities, self-publishing authors, and others
  • Senior Editor, 2000–2005, Lone Pine Publishing, Edmonton, AB
  • Editor, 1998–2000 (and to present on contract), Sono Nis Press, Victoria, BC

Professional Development and Affiliations

  • Ongoing: Numerous conferences and over 20 seminars, including Canadian Copyright Law, The Author-Editor Relationship, Punctuation and Mechanics, Substantive Editing, On-screen Editing, Grammar Rules and Myths, How to Present Tables, Charts, and Graphs, the KAIROS Blanket Exercise
  • 2019: Plain Language Writing and Editing, online course, Plain Language Academy
  • 2018: Indigenous Canada, online course, University of Alberta
  • 2014–2019: Secretary and national conference organizer, Saskatchewan Branch, Editors Canada
  • 2009: Passed (> 80%) stringent exam to become a Certified Copy Editor (Editors Canada)
  • 2008: Copy Editing for Books, Journals, and Reports, Ryerson University
  • 2005: Elements of Editing for Magazines, Simon Fraser University Summer Publishing Workshop
  • 2002: The Art of Indexing, University of Alberta Extension course
  • 1999: Book Editing, Simon Fraser University Summer Publishing Workshop

Education

  • 1998: MSc in ecology and ethnobotany, University of Victoria
  • 1993: BSc with High Honours in biology, minor physical geography, University of Saskatchewan

Publications

  • Loewen, D. C., N. J. Turner, and M. Thomas. 2016. Yellow glacier lily (Erythronium grandiflorum): Important root vegetable for the Secwepemc and neighbouring peoples of the Northwest Interior Plateau. In Secwepemc People and Plants: Research Papers in Shuswap Ethnobotany, edited by M. Ignace, N. Turner, and S. Peacock (Chapter 7). Society of Ethnobiology Contributions in Ethnobiology series, jointly published by Society of Ethnobiology and Shuswap Nation Tribal Council, Kamloops, BC.
  • Kuhnlein, H. V., D. C. Loewen, S. Peacock, D. Leggee, and N. J. Turner. 2016. Nutrients in selected Secwepemc traditional food species. In Secwepemc People and Plants (Chapter 6).
  • Loewen, D. C., G. A. Allen, and J. A. Antos. 2001. Autecology of Erythronium grandiflorum in western Canada. Canadian Journal of Botany 79:500–509.
  • Turner, N. J., and D. C. Loewen. 1998. The original “free trade”: Exchange of botanical products and associated plant knowledge in northwestern North America. Anthropologica XL(1):49–70.
  • Mullin, W. J., S. Peacock, D. C. Loewen, and N. J. Turner. 1997. Macronutrients content of yellow glacier lily and balsamroot: Root vegetables used by Indigenous Peoples of northwestern North America. Food Research International 30(10):769–775.
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