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It’s official: Despite my weight loss, I’m an Editor-at-large

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In addition to my regular projects, I’m editing books for Five Rivers. This was posted on the Five Rivers Facebook Page today by the publisher, Lorina Stephens:

This year marks a pivotal year for Five Rivers, with four books due for release, and the possibility of an additional two, many from debut authors, some from recognized and beloved experts.

Because of increased editorial demands, we’ve sought out another editor for our team, and are pleased to present our Editor-at-large, Robert Chute.

Robert “Chazz” Chute graduated from The University of King’s College with an honours degree in Journalism. After working in daily newspapers, he graduated from the Banff Publishing Workshop (Books and Magazines) and moved to Toronto to work in book publishing.

He has been a proofreader and slush pile evaluator (Harlequin), a publicist and senior editor (The Canadian Book Information Centre) and a book sales rep (Lester & Orpen Dennys and Cannon Book Distributors.) During that time he was also a co-founder of The Point, The Newsletter of Newsletters and junior editor for Film Canada Yearbook. He also vetted fiction manuscripts for authors.

After 16 years working in the alternative health field, he writes the regular back page column for Massage & Bodywork Magazine for which he was recently nominated for a Maggie Award. These days Chazz is writing and polishing manuscripts again full-time. And now part of Five Rivers’ editorial team.

We are thrilled to add Chazz to our masthead.

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5 Responses

  1. OOOH, very impressive. Congrats to you. It sounds like you are a very busy man. I like your credentials. What is a slush pile? I am just a bit green in the writing area. I wish you good fortune.

  2. Chazz says:

    Thanks! A slush pile refers to unsolicited manuscripts publishers receive. They are given the lowest priority as most publishing contracts are solicited from known entities. Occasionally there’s gold in the slush pile. The lucky strike doesn’t happen often considering the enormity of the pile. That’s true for a number of reasons. I’ll have to write a post about that sometime soon.

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