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I leave tomorrow morning, and will be working at the Up Here office there for at least a couple of months before I make it back to Whitehorse. I’m really excited to get to know a second northern city.

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Big news! On Thursday I start a new, full-time job as an associate editor at Up Here and Up Here Business magazines.

It’s a temporary position, a ten-month maternity leave fill-in, and I’ll be spending part of that time at the head office in Yellowknife, NWT. (The rest of the time I’ll be working here in Whitehorse.) I’m excited to get to know a second northern Canadian city, and to work on a pair of magazines that I really admire. I also think it’s going to be kind of cool to work in actual office, with actual people, for a little while at least.

I’ll still be doing some limited freelancing on the side, and of course I’ll be continuing to chime in at World Hum. The job itself is going to be writing-intensive, so keep an eye out for my byline in both mags. (And you can get a head start with the latest issue of Up Here Business, which includes my profile of local mushing legend Frank Turner of Muktuk Adventures.)

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This month’s Up Here magazine includes a short essay I wrote about my time at Slaven’s Roadhouse last winter. It’s not online (yet, at least – I’ll update if that changes) but if you can put your hands on a hard copy, check it out!

I’m excited to have my first story in Up Here, one of my very favorite magazines. Bonus excitement: The story is illustrated with a cartoon that was commissioned just for the piece (another first for me) – and it pictures yours truly sitting on the can. Pretty cool, right?

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