Nancy Flight: Editor Emerita, Greystone Books

Nancy Flight is Editor Emerita of Greystone Books, where she worked for 24 years, first as Editorial Director and then, from 2002 to 2017, as Associate Publisher. She has edited books for 45 years, both as an in-house editor and as a freelancer, in Canada and the United States. She has worked with such authors as David Suzuki, Evelyn Lau, Wade Davis, Candace Savage, Brian Brett, and Charlotte Gill, among many others. She was the recipient of the 1988 Tom Fairley Award for Editorial Excellence for her work on Genethics: The Art of Engineering Life, by David Suzuki and Peter Knudtson. She also received the 2016 Karen Virag Award and in 2017 was given Honorary Life Membership in Editors Canada (formerly the Editors’ Association of Canada).

In addition, she has taught at the Banff Book Editing Workshop, the Simon Fraser University Book Editing Workshop, the SFU Writing and Publishing Program, and the SFU Book Publishing Workshop and has taught writing at SFU. In 2004 and 2005, she was adjunct professor and Ralph Hancox Fellow in the SFU Master of Publishing Program.

Nancy is also a past president of the Editors Canada and of the Association of Book Publishers of British Columbia and has served on the executive council of the Association of Canadian Book Publishers.