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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

Book Publishing Consulting

Editorial Management

Substantive Editing


Manuscript Evaluation

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.

Demystifying Grant Writing

An Introduction for Creatives.

This workshop is for authors and other creatives who have little or no experience writing grants for arts council funding. Registrants who have an idea for a project or are in the planning stages of writing a grant application will benefit from this workshop.

Participants will become familiar with the granting process and how it works, understand the main components of grant applications, recognize the phases involved in creating a grant application and gain hands-on practice planning and developing specific components for their grant applications.

The workshop is designed for 5 to 15 participants.

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 sinecures.

Use this Contact Form to learn more about working with me.


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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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