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MacSkimming, Roy

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MacSkimming, Roy

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1944-

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Roy MacSkimming was born in 1944, grew up in Ottawa and attended the University of Toronto. From 1964 to 1968 he worked as an editor with Clarke, Irwin. In 1969 MacSkimming co-founded New Press in Toronto with James Bacque and Dave Godfrey. He later co-founded the Association of Canadian Publishers, a lobby group focused on strengthening the publishing industry. When New Press was acquired by General Publishing in 1974, MacSkimming became books editor, literary columnist and publishing reporter at The Toronto Star. In 1977 he moved to Ottawa to work with the Canada Council for the Arts, administering policies and programs for book publishing. In 1990 MacSkimming began a ten-year involvement with the Association of Canadian Publishers as policy director and government relations advisor. He is the author of several books including The Perilous Trade: Publishing Canada’s Writers.

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2015-05-21

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W. Laufs