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Editorial interns are involved in many aspects of the production of Toronto Life and often subsequently go on to acclaimed work at publications throughout Canada and the U.S. They receive practical experience in research, fact-checking, shadow-editing and writing. Each intern is encouraged to generate ideas and write for the magazine. A voracious appetite for city affairs is essential.
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1. Generate three ideas for articles in the magazine (about 100 words each). Your proposals should be clearly focused and should indicate why you think these ideas are right for Toronto Life.
2. Write a review of the current issue (about 500 words). We know we’re not perfect, so we expect a critical analysis.
3. Fact-check and copy-edit the following passage, identifying any errors of fact, grammar, punctuation or spelling. Provide a list of all sources used. Veronica Maddocks can be contacted at 416-364-3333, ext. 3056.
Josephine Maddocks didn’t believe in the young man’s existence. Her father had only three brothers, not four. It was only when her daughter Veronica showed her the name on the official website and the familiar address 7 Club Street, Birkenhead England, that she accepted the existence of this previously unknown uncle. Her own father had never mentioned an older brother who died in the mud of Flanders in July 1917 years before she was born, and all those with answers are now themselves dead. George Agnew is buried in the CWC cemetery at Etaple. The small fishing port had evolved into a “hospital city” equipped to deal with 22,000 wounded but the medical care was perfunctory and the injuries horrendous. 14,000 French and British Great War soldiers lay in its commonwealth graves.
“I never knew,” Maddocks told her daughter, “Why didn’t anyone tell me? They talked enough about the death of your great-grandfather. He walked off the edge of the dock and drowned when he was going back to his ship in the early hours of new year’s eve. He was probably drunk. So why would they talk about one and not the other”
Veronica knows only know what the small notation says. But next month the two women are catching the Euro Star at King’s Cross station in London. They will rent a car at Calais Ville and go to visit George’s grave.
Publisher Ken Hunt
Editor Sarah Fulford
Executive Editor Angie Gardos
Art Director Christine Dewairy
Editorial Director, Special Projects Maryam Sanati
Senior Editors Alex Baldinger, Malcolm Johnston, Emily M. Keeler, Emily Landau
Associate Editors Rebecca Fleming, Steve Kupferman, Rebecca Tucker
Assistant Editor Luc Rinaldi
Chief of Research Veronica Maddocks
Copy Editor Heidi Ebert
Editorial Assistant Simon Bredin
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Associate Art Director Brian Anson Wong
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