D&M Publishers senior editor Lucy Kenward has won the 2010 Tom Fairley Award for Editorial Excellence for her work on Vij’s at Home: Relax, Honey by Meeru Dhalwala and Vikram Vij.
Established in 1983, the annual award is presented by the Editors’ Association of Canada in commemoration of the important yet unobservable work of professional editors. The announcement was made last week at a banquet in Vancouver.
From substantive and stylistic editing to recipe testing, Kenward’s work on Vij’s at Home and its precursor, Vij’s: Elegant and Inspired Indian Cuisine, have helped both titles garner honours in Canada and abroad.
The award shortlist also included Kelowna-based editor Arlene Prunkl for Brain School: Stories of Children with Learning Disabilities by Howard Eaton (Glia Press), and Edmonton’s Christine Wiesenthal for The Collected Works of Pat Lowther (NeWest Press).
Kenward is the fourth D&M editor to win this title, which has been previously awarded to Nancy Flight, Barbara Pulling, and Saeko Usukawa.