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Meet PRM’s 2013 Editorial Department

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Say hello to PRM’s 2013 editorial staff! These individuals are some of the hardest-working, coffee-guzzling, substanti-copy-editing, fact-checking, proof-reading women and men in the business. They will dot your i’s, cross your t’s AND fix those dangling modifiers before you have time to even grab a red pen. The 2013 Pacific Rim Magazine stories are in good hands with this team!

Courtney Christensen

Name: Courtney Christensen

PRM Job Title: Associate Editor/ Food Editor

Best thing about working on PRM? Getting to know people better by working more directly with them has proven to be pretty great. We’ve had a few hilarious brain storming sessions, as a group, we are pretty punny.

If you were a punctuation mark, what would you be and why? An exclamation mark since it is often used to indicate strong feelings or high volume! I have strong feelings about things (ie snacks) and like to express these feelings at a high volume (ie SNACKS). Often it is said “Cut out all those exclamation points. An exclamation point is like laughing at your own jokes.” Since I always laugh at my own jokes, I feel it’s appropriate!

Explain your job on PRM to a six-year-old in one sentence: I am like your teacher’s red pen that tells you if you made a mistake because I make sure that everything is right before we print it.

 

 

 

Mandy Cruse

Name: Mandy Cruse

PRM Job Title: Staff Writer

Best thing about working on PRM? It has given me the chance to get to know some of my peers better. I have always been a fan of collaborative projects—where everyone utilizes their unique skills for one ultimate goal—and by getting to work this closely with the others, I am able to see what a talented bunch of individuals they really are.

If you were a punctuation mark, what would you be and why? If I were a punctuation mark, I would be an ellipsis, because…

Explain your job on PRM to a six-year-old in one sentence: “I write stuff.”

 

 

Rea Gosine

Name: Rea Gosine

PRM Job Title: Associate Editor

Best thing about working on PRM? Learning how the different departments work with each other. And the cookies.

If you were a punctuation mark, what would you be and why? Parenthesis. Because I often have additional (useless) information to add (that I think is clever. But is really not).

Explain your job on PRM to a six-year-old in one sentence: I help the speech bubbles make sense.

 

 

 

 

Tim Focht

Name: Tim Focht

PRM Job Title: Associate Editor, Travel Editor

Best thing about working on PRM? Most post-secondary institutions have a student publication in some capacity, but none with the scope of PRM. The way the Publishing program attempts to emulate a real-world working environment and final product offers invaluable experience to students hoping to break into this industry.

 If you were a punctuation mark, what would you be and why? I would be a diaeresis (commonly known as an umlaut) since I am a stickler when it comes to phonetics.

Explain your job on PRM to a six-year-old in one sentence: I take what you’ve said and make it say the same thing, only its shorter and, as I like to think, funnier.

 

 

 

Janis Letchumanan

Name: Janis Letchumanan

PRM Job Title: Features Editor

Best thing about working on PRM? I really enjoy the camaraderie of working together toward a common goal. Interacting with the ideas and skills of so many talented people makes this a great environment to work in.

If you were a punctuation mark, what would you be and why? I would be the beloved em dash because I love to be in the middle of everything.

Explain your job on PRM to a six-year-old in one sentence: Like the way your mom helps you get ready for school in the morning, I help other people’s stories get ready to go out into the world.

 

 

 

 

Anthony Nerada

Name: Anthony Nerada

PRM Job Title: Features Editor

Best thing about working on PRM? Working with the editorial team to make a collection of copy we’re happy to showcase to the Globe & Mail audience.

If you were a punctuation mark, what would you be and why? An exclamation mark because what’s better than shouting every answer with glee? 🙂

Explain your job on PRM to a six-year-old in one sentence: I rearrange a big puzzle of words and make it better than it was before!

 

 

 

 

Lynda Tierney

Name: Lynda Tierney

PRM Job Title: Associate Editor

Best thing about working on PRM? Collaborating with a whole bunch of creative people to create pretty nifty stories. Also, there are often timbits at the meetings.

If you were a punctuation mark, what would you be and why? The octothorpe—mostly because it’s fun to say. Octothorpe.

Explain your job on PRM to a six-year-old in one sentence: I just do whatever the tall, blonde man tells me to do.

 

 

 

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