Terri Brunsting is a graduate of the Humber Creative Book Publishing program, and is starting her dream career as an editor after years of teaching high school English and Drama. She likes to read everything under the sun, from literary fiction to Stephen King to YA to her old Babysitter’s Club books. In her spare time, she dabbles in community theatre.
Rachel Spence has a B.A. and M.A. in English from the University of Toronto and a Publishing Certificate from Ryerson University. She has been an in-house editor for over three years, including, most recently, working as an acquisitions editor at Dundurn Press in Toronto. In this role, she acquired titles in multiple genres, such as literary fiction, genre fiction, memoir, biography, and young adult fiction. Rachel has also been working as a freelance editor for over seven years. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, discussing grammar, and spending time with her pets.
Tamanna is currently an undergraduate student double majoring in English and History and minoring in Visual Studies at the University of Toronto. She’s wanted to be an editor ever since she realised that two of her passions, reading and sharing her opinions on books, could become a career. She loves to read anything she can get her hands on and is always in search of a book that will stay with her long after she’s completed it.
Talya Pardo is a Montreal native whose life has been entirely defined by reading. Having been identified as an avid bookworm from an early age, she devoted the last 25 years to children’s librarianship with an MSLIS specializing in Children’s Literature, working in both the private elementary school and public library sectors. Currently making a slight career shift, she is looking forward to expanding her literary professional world into editing, and is thrilled at the opportunity to learn from and work with The Rights Factory. While her heart lies in reading fantasy and science fiction, her personal reading list also happily includes historical fiction, supernatural, self-help and spiritual reading (and okay, maybe the occasional romance).