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


  • 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


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


  • 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. Chapter 7 in: Ignace, M., N. Turner, and S. Peacock, eds. Secwepemc People and Plants: Research Papers in Shuswap Ethnobotany. 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. Chapter 6, ibid.
  • 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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