Gerda holds an MA from the University of Hertfordshire, UK, and a PhD from Simon Fraser University and works with scholars all over the world. She also teaches seminars in academic writing and APA formatting, and works with and translates manuscripts in German, Dutch, and English. She has published some 50 chapters, books, columns, articles, and opinion pieces, and presented her work at international conferences. She previously worked as an editor for Elsevier, world-leading publisher of science and health, and served as an editorial board member for Room, Canada’s oldest feminist literary journal. In her free time she enjoys trail running with her rescue dogs.
Jesús holds a BA and MA in Philosophy from Simon Fraser University, as well as a IB diploma from the United World College of the Adriatic, Italy. He is a native Spanish speaker and fluent Italian speaker with wide experience translating and interpreting from either language into English. Being multilingual, combined with his academic background, has gained him valuable insight into effective coaching methods for students seeking to improve their writing skills. He is now an editor and writing coach for The Write Room, a place where his analytic skills and practical knowledge of academic writing—together with his teaching experience—have found a supportive, client-oriented niche. Jesús indulges in his passion for philosophy and literature in his spare time. He also enjoys working out.
The Write Room Press
The Write Room Press is proud to be an independent nonfiction and academic press located in Burnaby, BC. We produce nonfiction and academic books for specialized to wide audiences, publishing manuscripts that most often challenge and provoke readers to think rather than simply read.
Like the great nation of Canada, our history is short. Founded in 2008 as a division of The Write Room editing services, The Write Room Press has since published in the social sciences, self-help, and creative nonfiction realms. In 2013, trading up from the cozy but small home office of its founder, Gerda Wever, the growing company moved to its current location at the border of Burnaby and Coquitlam.
The Write Room Press relaunched at the end of 2013 as the sister publishing company of The Write Room. With new energy, we remain committed to publishing works of academic and literary integrity.
How We Work
Varying from traditional publishers, The Write Room Press enjoys collaborating closely with authors to produce and market their books. We work with authors to finalize text, design the cover and layout, and promote books we prize as affordable and beautiful.
With a small troupe of dedicated, knowledgeable, and talented staff, our team is able to lend expertise and support in the sometimes tricky publishing field.
We also organize events for our local authors to present and sell autographed copies of their work. Visit our blog to see what collaborating in the publishing business means to us.
Is The Write Room Press Right for You?
Are you seeking to work with a team of dedicated experts who will honour your vision for the project?
Does your main objective lean towards information sharing rather than financial gain?
Do you want the flexibility to republish in the future and to keep the copyright for your manuscript?
If your answers to these questions are yes, we’d love to hear from you! Please send your manuscript to firstname.lastname@example.org.