Canadian independent publisher Greystone Books has made a raft of "key" editorial changes in its head office in Vancouver and internationally.
Managing editor Jennifer Croll has been promoted to the newly-created role of editorial director where she is responsible for the operation of Greystone’s editorial program, including assigning editorial staff and freelancers to all projects. As well as editing key books herself and performing an increased role in the acquisition of new projects, Croll will sit on the Publishing Committee of the David Suzuki Institute, the organisation which partners with Greystone to produce a collection of books focusing on sustainability and the environment.
Meanwhile, Paula Ayer will be joining Greystone as editor and will play an increasing role in acquisition for Greystone. Also joining the publisher as editor will be Lucy Kenward Kenward brings to Greystone more than 20 years of experience both as a freelance editor and as a staff editor with D&M Publishers Inc.
Greystone has also appointed editorial associates internationally: Susanne Rolf is based in Germany where she scouts for projects from German publishers, and where she presents Greystone titles to German publishers for translation consideration and Jane Billinghurst is based in the United States where she assists Greystone with acquisition and translation. Billinghurst brings to Greystone 40 years’ experience as a publisher, editor, and literary translator.
Greystone Books is an independent book publishing company based in Vancouver, British Columbia which for the last three years has been actively publishing into the UK market including bestseller The Hidden Life of Trees.