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Meet our Collective.

Matthew Bennett

Matthew Bennett

Co-Founder and Editor

Matthew Bennett began editing in 2008 at Ronsdale Press, where he shepherded documents from first submission to final print, serving as editor for publications such as Sheila James’s In the Wake of Loss (2009). He was later copyeditor for academic monographs, such as Nicholas Hudson’s A Political Biography of Samuel Johnson (Pickering & Chatto, 2013). His current editing work includes novels and short stories, master’s theses and doctoral dissertations, and he currently serves as Vice President of the Northwest Editors Guild. Matthew has a PhD in English from the University of British Columbia and has been writing and publishing academic, journalistic, and fictional prose for over a decade.

Judith Scholes

Judith Scholes

Co-Founder and Editor

Judith Scholes has a PhD in English from the University of British Columbia, where she wrote a dissertation on Emily Dickinson, material rhetoric and the ethos of women’s poetry in nineteenth-century American periodicals. For the past 15 years, she has provided freelance writing and editing for corporate, web, academic, literary, and arts clients. She specializes in editing and consulting on academic articles and monographs, poetry and poetics, as well as archival research. Judith has served on the Board of Directors for Canadian Women in the Literary Arts (CWILA), currently teaches academic writing and American literature at UBC, and her writing has appeared in the Emily Dickinson Journal and American Periodicals.

Lucia Lorenzi

Lucia Lorenzi

Co-Founder and Editor

Lucia Lorenzi has a PhD in English from the University of British Columbia, with research and teaching specialization in Canadian literature and drama, Indigenous literature, autobiographical writing, and trauma theory. Her dissertation examined the relationship between silence and literary representations of sexual violence. Lucia’s scholarly writing and editing expertise is complemented by her years as a blogger for rabble.ca, as well her work as a graphic designer, editor, and copywriter for the UBC Department of English. With a strong background in the performing arts and public speaking, Lucia is able to help clients craft dynamic speeches. Lucia also has extensive experience with social media and with creative writing, and is eager to help clients develop their unique voices.

Will Sweger

Will Sweger

Editor

Will Sweger is a freelance writer and editor whose work has appeared in Seattle Weekly, Curbed Seattle, The Urbanist, and Cascadia Magazine. Previously, he served as Editor at Large for the South Seattle Emerald, a digital newspaper focused on eclectic reporting of Seattle’s South End. Will’s experience also includes performing as the Engagement Director of the Hugo House, a community writing center in Seattle where he organized public readings and paired students with writing instructors. He holds an MFA in creative writing from Goddard College with specializations in historical fiction and war literature. Will works with journalists and other creative writers to help communicate stories that need telling.

Gillian Jerome

Gillian Jerome

Editor

Gillian Jerome is a poet, essayist, instructor, and editor. Her first book, Red Nest, won the 2010 ReLit Prize for Poetry. Her second book, Hope in Shadows: Stories and Photographs from Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, won the 2009 City of Vancouver Book Award. Her work appears in several magazines, including The Colorado ReviewCanadian Literature, Subterrain, and GEIST, where she serves on the editorial board. She has also served as the poetry editor at Event magazine, and is a teacher and juror for the Griffin Trust’s Poetry in Voice. Gillian runs Life Writing Workshops in Vancouver, and teaches narrative writing, academic writing, and literature at UBC. As an editor, she specializes in working one-on-one with poets and essayists.

Contact Us

If you would like more information about the Collective or how we can help you, please reach us directly at inquire@cascadiaeditors.com.