Friday, August 15, 2008

Editor Sees the Light, Moves West

Barry Jowett, the man who plucked the query letter for my very first novel from his slush pile AND edited my first four novels at Dundurn (therefore wedging himself permanently into my heart) has recently left his position in Toronto. He and his wife Catherine have moved to Invermere, where SHE will continue to work in the medical field and HE has set up a new editing business.

Barry's new company is called Invermere Communications, and he will be offering a variety of services to writers and businesses in BC and beyond.

These services will include:

  • Contract Assessment (particularly useful for un-agented authors)
  • Project Evaluation from Sample Pages (50 to 100 pages)
  • Full Manuscript Evaluation
  • Editing of Manuscripts

Barry is working on setting up a website, but he doesn't have it up and running just yet. I'll post the address here when he gets it up and running. In the meantime, if you are in need of his editorial expertise, you can email him at

I also happen to know you can find him on Facebook.
Go ahead -- friend him! He's new in town!

Barry was a GREAT editor and a huge asset for Dundurn and I'm sure everyone there is in mourning. But come on ...the man has seen the light, moved to BC and is going to make his mark here -- bonus for those of us west of the Rockies.

All the best to Barry and Catherine. Welcome to BC!



humanuspublishing said...

I'm always looking for good editors to sub-contract to, so I just sent Barry a "friend request" on FB. Nice blog you have here - I'm bookmarking you.

kc dyer said...

Hi Peggy,

Thanks -- Barry's the greatest. And glad to have you on board!