Anna Comfort O'Keeffe appointed Publisher of Douglas & McIntyre
Douglas & McIntyre has a new publisher! Moving from the role of Managing Editor at the firm, Anna Comfort O'Keeffe has accepted the appointment of Publisher effective December 1, replacing Howard White. Howard will resume the role of Publisher at Harbour Publishing, allowing Mary White to retire. Anna comes to the position with nearly twenty years' experience in the publishing industry. After graduating from UBC in 2000 with a degree in philosophy, she started working as a freelance editor while earning a diploma in Publishing Techniques and Technologies from Langara College, then studied publishing in Simon Fraser University's Summer Fiction Intensive and Master of Publishing programs. In 2005 she started as a production assistant at Harbour, and rapidly rose to Production Manager then Managing Editor. In 2013, she also assumed the role of Managing Editor of Douglas & McIntyre, overseeing the editing and design of forty titles per year. In her new position she will retain most of her former responsibilities while directing the development of Douglas and McIntyre's national publishing program. Congratulations, Anna!