Benjamin Lefebvre

I have over fifteen years of experience as a copy editor, journal administrator, typesetter, proofreader, indexer, university instructor, academic researcher, project and website manager, manuscript evaluator, and editor of new editions of older texts. I received a Ph.D. in English from McMaster University in 2006 (specializing in Canadian literature and children's literature) and am currently expanding my skill set by pursuing a graduate certificate in publishing at Ryerson University. I live and work in Waterloo, Ontario.

I'm series editor of the Early Canadian Literature Series (Wilfrid Laurier University Press), copy editor of the academic journal Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures, and director of L.M. Montgomery Online.

My most recent book is The L.M. Montgomery Reader, Volume 1: A Life in Print (University of Toronto Press, 2013), the first of three critical anthologies of rediscovered materials that resituate Montgomery’s critical legacy throughout her lifetime and in the decades after her death; it will be followed by Volume 2: A Critical Heritage (Spring 2014) and Volume 3: A Legacy in Review (Fall 2014).

I've also published a number of journal articles, book chapters, paratexts, and essays on a range of North American print and screen texts, and my book reviews have appeared in The Globe and Mail, Quill and Quire, and elsewhere.