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Ruthanne Urquhart

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Curriculum vitae. Ottawa Sun (left), The Maple Leaf, Canadian Vocational Journal, The Maple Leaf.

Company paper always challenging

I relished 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 art.

The Maple Leaf; At the 1999 opening of the Canadian War Museum's NATO: A Pledge for Peace gallery, Minister of National Defence Art Eggleton (left), former Chief of the Defence Staff Gen (Ret) Paul Manson, and former MND Barney Danson view a statuette of then FLt Manson scrambling at an aerodrome in England during the Second World War.—Photo by Ruthanne UrquhartAt 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.

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