May 3, 2017
Nancy Flight to Retire from Full-Time Role at Greystone Books
Vancouver, BC — With mixed feelings, we announce the pending retirement of Greystone Books Associate Publisher, Nancy Flight. Nancy will bid farewell to full-time publishing on October 16, 2017, precisely 45 years to the day after she started her first book publishing job in San Francisco. She has been an important part of Greystone for 24 of those years, from the day the imprint was founded.
Although we are sad to see her go, all of us at Greystone are also happy for Nancy, whose career has been marked by great accomplishments. She is the recipient of a Tom Fairley Award for Editorial Excellence, and has edited numerous award-winning books, including A Geography of Blood by Candace Savage, Trauma Farm by Brian Brett, Eating Dirt by Charlotte Gill, and many of David Suzuki’s books.
Publisher Rob Sanders says that “Nancy has contributed to the soul of Greystone from the outset. Her wonderful eye for good writing and her dedication to the highest editing standards have been critical to making Greystone the publisher it is today. I will miss her daily presence in our office, but I’m very happy she will not be far away, that we will continue to work on some projects, and that our friendship will carry on.”
Nancy has accepted the title of Editor Emeritus (or Emerita, to be completely correct) with Greystone Books, an honour that reflects the significant contribution she has made over the years. She will continue to edit the work of some key authors and new projects.
Greystone will begin the search for a new editor in the near future.
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