Chuck Grieve Writer, editor, publisher
Chuck Grieve has combined a career as a journalist with a passion for books for “the best of both worlds”.
“Working in the business world helps keep me current; working in books helps keep me in touch with what’s really important,” he says.
He began in newspaper journalism after graduating with a degree in English literature from Lakehead University, Canada. He soon discovered a flair for copy editing, a skill that has been his passport to a wide and varied career in Canada, the UK, the Middle East and Far East.
His editing portfolio contains close to 100 books, including volumes of biography, memoir, history, natural history, children’s stories, travel, cooking and fiction. He owns Mosaique Press, a ‘bijoux bibliophile’ publishing company specialising in creative non-fiction.
His writing credits include Inspiring the future (2004) for the 250th anniversary of the RSA. Winnie: An English girl on the Prairies (2008) was “a labour of love”, recording the memories of his pioneer grandmother. Unprecedented: Personal reflections on Superstorm Sandy (2013) won him a best writer award in the Institute of Internal Communication (IoIC) national awards.
Chuck is an occasional teacher of business writing and journalism and a full-time critic of ‘bizblab’ and other abuses of language. He is a fellow of the IoIC and the RSA, has served on regional and national councils of the IoIC, and has judged writing and design categories in the IoIC national awards. He and his wife live in the northern Dordogne.
Friday presentation: ‘The serious business of writing humour’ for writers wanting to incorporate humour into their writing;