Kevin MacLean began writing for newspapers and the local university paper while still a teenager in high school in Sudbury, Ont. After a brief career covering and photographing rock concerts in Toronto in the mid-1970s, he embarked on a three-decade love affair with newspapers small and large. After several years as a reporter, he became an editor and ran some of Canada’s largest community newspapers, where he and his staff won numerous journalism awards. He spent nearly 25 years in various positions at the Toronto Star, including more than 15 years as deputy editor of the Life section, the paper’s primary daily feature section. A part-time instructor, he also has taught at Sheridan College (Oakville) and George Brown College. He is a freelance editor for St. Joseph Media.
Master of professional communication, Royal Roads University, Victoria, B.C.
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