paper always challenging
the daily challenges working as an English Senior Editor of
the Government of Canada bilingual tabloid publication The
Maple Leaf. The work involved checking sources, editing
copy and consulting with writers, and choosing photos and
the 1999 opening of the Canadian War Museum's NATO:
A Pledge for Peace
gallery, Defence Minister Art Eggleton (left), former Chief
of the Defence Staff Gen(Ret) Paul Manson and former MND Barney
Danson view a statuette of FLt Manson scrambling at an aerodrome
in England during the Second World War.
—Photo by Ruthanne Urquhart
I was responsible for ensuring English and French
texts were compatible, and networking with the Commands, Branches and partners of the Department of National Defence/Canadian Forces (Navy, Air Force, Army, Judge Advocate General, Veterans Affairs, CF Medical Group, Y2K Office, CF Personnel Support Agency, et al.) to ensure that copy met departmental standards. As well, I proofed the blues with design/layout staff to ensure the integrity of the copy.
The work included writing and photography, for both The Maple Leaf and DND news wire service D-NEWS.