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.
Grant Consulting and Mentoring
- 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.
Todd Besant is an author, editor, publisher, reader, introvert, secret blogger, stargazer, freethinker, powerlifter, kitchen dancer, and car singer. He is a novice iPhoneographer and is keen to enhance his skills and to dip his fingers into lomography.
He is overly fond of fine pencils, cool notebooks, pocket knives, waxed canvas shoulder bags, Moscot eyeglasses, coffee, bourbon, flat caps, clothing for shorter men, and men’s grooming products–especially hair pomades, beard oils and balms, and anti-aging creams. Todd is taller online, comprehensively skeptical, and as analogue as possible under the circumstances.
He is a settler on Turtle Island. Todd lives on Treaty 1 Land that is the territories of Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene Peoples and the Traditional Homeland of the Métis Nation, in Winnipeg, MB, a city carpet tacked to the still damp clay bed of a proglacial lake created during the Holocene Glacial Retreat.