I am happy to announce that I’ve accepted the position of Managing Editor at KNOW: The Science Magazine for Curious Kids. Based in Victoria, B.C., this magazine is geared for children aged 6 to 9. I’ve been writing articles for KNOW for the past five years, and I’ve always been a big fan. I’m flying to Victoria soon to meet the team and learn more about the job, but I’ll be able to work from home in Ontario. After working as a Developmental Editor on many science textbooks and teacher’s guides, working for this high-quality Canadian magazine is going to be a real treat. I will continue to be able to write articles for KNOW, but I’ll also be assigning topics to nonfiction writers, editing stories, fact checking, corresponding and talking with scientists, generating story ideas, and communicating with artists.
One of the things I really admire about KNOW is the fact that they have experts in various scientific fields who check that the science is correct. Tracking down experts while they are on a high-Arctic expedition or camping out at a remote Himalayan research station could present a challenge–but it’s an exciting sort of challenge and one that I very much look forward to! Yay!!!!!!!!