Amanda Lewis wins 2020 Tom Fairley Award for Editorial Excellence

Jun 22, 2020

Page Two is thrilled to announce that our editorial director, Amanda Lewis, has won the prestigious 2020 Tom Fairley Award for Editorial Excellence.

This $2,000 award, presented by Editors Canada, recognizes an exceptional editor who played an important role on a project published in the 2019 calendar year. Amanda is being recognized for her work on the bestselling Indigenous Relations: Insights, Tips & Suggestions to Make Reconciliation a Reality, by Bob Joseph with Cynthia F. Joseph.

Amanda had a challenge ahead of her when she took on this project of adapting a training manual for professionals into a book for a popular audience. She guided the authors through the process of reworking their original material, adding new content, and rearranging its flow. She also ensured the book could act as a companion to the previously published 21 Things You May Not Know About the Indian Act, which Bob Joseph released in 2018.

“I’m thrilled to be the winner of the 2020 Tom Fairley Award,” said Amanda in an Editors Canada news release. “Thank you to Editors Canada, and to the jury for their careful consideration of all the submissions this year. Congratulations to my fellow nominees on being recognized for their editorial work. Thank you to Bob Joseph, Cynthia F. Joseph, and the whole Indigenous Corporate Training Inc. team for being leading voices in the Reconciliation movement—they are showing us a path forward. And thanks to Page Two for moving the dial in publishing, and producing outstanding books that highlight injustice and present a model for social change.”

We are so proud of Amanda and the tireless work she does to elevate authors’ voices, and help them create books of the highest caliber.