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Victory dances

When the proofs of Walker’s Book of Hours were returned in the mail a few weeks ago, it was easy as pie to input Doris and George’s corrections. Granted, this was partly because most of the book is in image … Continue reading

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Home, sweet home

I’ve been back at the Quill for a week now, and boy have I missed it! The routine, the sanity, the coffee and pastry breaks — Vancouver, you were awesome, but home is best. I’ve realized that I’m a creature … Continue reading

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SFU-flavoured ice cream

Dear reader(s?): I have a confession to make. For the past two weeks I withheld important information from you. You may have thought that life at the Quill was business as usual, that nothing was out of the ordinary, that … Continue reading

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Puzzles

I felt like a professional puzzle-solver this week. I’ve told you before about our sixteen-page signatures, which mean that any book the Quill publishes needs to be a multiple of sixteen. Well, I’ve just finished typesetting two of our books … Continue reading

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Many mistakes

Sometimes days at the Quill go by without a hitch: few questions for Tim, even fewer mistakes, good weather and a happy lunch break. Then there are the less fortunate days: lots of questions, and even more mistakes — and … Continue reading

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And so it begins

I’ve been waiting to write this blog for a few months now — a blog about my first day of paid, full-time work at the Porcupine’s Quill! Three days ago I finished my last exam ever at Queen’s University, packed … Continue reading

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The Porcupine's Quill would like to acknowledge the support of the Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council for the Arts for our publishing program. The financial support of the Government of Canada through the Canada Book Fund (CBF) is also gratefully acknowledged.