About editor, writing coach, writer

Dr. Sara Promislow is an academic editor and writer with more than 16 years' experience. Since completing her MEd and PhD at OISE/University of Toronto, she held a number of positions in health sciences research and higher education. Sara has authored and co-authored journal articles, book chapters, conference posters, presentations, and abstracts; developed and contributed to successful grant applications, including a $7M CIHR Foundation Grant; and created knowledge translation materials for diverse audiences. Dr. Promislow is a member of Editors Canada.

I’m volunteer of the month!

From the Editors Canada website:

Sara Promislow (Editors Toronto) is the volunteer of the month for July.

Sara Promislow

Sara is the current chair of the member services committee, which recently produced the association’s new Welcome Kit, a brief guide to Editors Canada, its services and its resources. Under Sara’s leadership, the committee completed the project without ever meeting face-to-face. “Our committee is scattered across Canada and one member is in the US,” she said. While it was strange at first, they make it work. “We are a great team despite the distance.”

The committee’s work continues, with the team now focusing on improving services for in-house editors.

Prior to joining the member services committee, Sara was a member of the Editors Toronto executive. She served as chair of the branch’s former newsletter, Edition, producing monthly issues with the help of other branch volunteers. When Sara is not volunteering, she is a freelance academic editor, writing coach and writer. She is also a companion to a nine-year-old Devon Rex she walks on a leash when the weather permits.



Who am I as editor? Reflections on my professional identity


(Originally published in Edition, Editors Canada, Toronto Branch newsletter, November 2007) In my past life as an academic, answering the question “who am I as researcher?” and locating myself as researcher in the research process were essential to the creation of … Continue reading