Sumac Editing & Writing

Susan McMaster's professional editing career spans 35 years with governmental and private clients and includes two decades at the National Gallery of Canada in bilingual publishing. As a Senior Book Editor, she was the founding editor of Vernissage: The Magazine of the National Gallery of Canada, and edited some 30 major catalogues as The Group of Seven: Art for a Nation (co-publisher M&S); Land Spirit Power: First Nations at the National Gallery of Canada (Janet Braide Award for scholarship); Beauty of Another Order: Photography in Science (co-publisher Yale UP, Kraszna-Krausz Photography Book Award); Magicians of Light (IRIS Best Books of Photography); and Lisette Model (George Wittenborn Award for writing and editing), plus numerous related publications. Sanattiaqsimajut: Inuit Art from the Carleton University Art Gallery Collection (eds. Sandra Dyck and Ingo Hessel), received First Prize, Exhibition Catalogues (American Association of Museums Publications Design Competition), and Special recognition, Art Publication of the Year (Ontario Association of Art Galleries).

McMaster was the founding editor of Branching Out: The National Feminist Quarterly, and the first editor of ACCESS, the educational magazine of the Province of Alberta. Other projects include Waging Peace: Poetry and Political Action, which gathers work by 108 poets and artists across Canada; Dangerous Graces: Women's Poetry on Stage, mounted at the Great Canadian Theatre Company; the Living Archives series of the League of Canadian Poets; and the Canadian issue of the international literary magazine SugarMule. A poet herself, McMaster is author or editor of some 20 books and recordings (see "Home"). A detailed CV is available on request.

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