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Author and editor by trade, book publisher by happenstance

An experienced, skilled, and versatile writing and publishing professional

Todd Besant is an experienced book publisher, editor, writer, and author. He lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba and is the Executive Editor of Arbeiter Ring Publishing Ltd.

He’s been a speaker, panellist, and facilitator at writing and publishing annual general meetings and professional development sessions.

As well, he has served on peer juries for the Canada Council for the Arts, the Manitoba Arts Council, and the Winnipeg Arts Council and on many book award juries.

Todd graduated from Red River College in Creative Communications (Honours, Journalism). He has an Arts & Culture Management Certificate from The University of Winnipeg.

Publishing Services

Publishing Consultant

Editorial Management

Substantive Editing


Manuscript Evaluator

Grant Consulting and Mentoring

Freelance Writing

  • Articles and blog posts about men’s issues, including mental health ageing, grooming, sexual health, sex, exercise, diet, work, and relationships.
  • Grant writing.
  • Creative writing.
  • Book marketing copywriting and media releases and packages.

Grant writing for authors, artists, and other creatives

Demystifying Grant Writing is a workshop for creators new to applying for grants. Learn more about the workshop here.

Reprints, sub-rights, etc.

Todd’s stories are available for reprint or sub-rights options. Contact him for details. And he is keen on receiving offers for lucrative, but useful, sinecures.


All material, unless otherwise noted, Copyright © Todd Besant. All rights reserved.

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This blog is written and produced on Turtle Island in Winnipeg, MB, on Treaty 1 Land that is the territories of Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene peoples, and is the Traditional Homeland of the Métis Nation. All material, unless otherwise noted, Copyright © Todd Besant. All rights reserved.
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