This post is part of the Meet the ETCL Team series, which introduces the wonderful people who work in the lab and who have worked with us in the past.

Paula has been affiliated with the lab and DHSI since completing her master’s degree in Canadian Literature in 2013. She initially engaged through Open Knowledge Practicums and currently serves as a Digital Scholarship Fellow. She worked on several projects, including online conferencing alternatives before the pandemic, and is now managing Kashallan Press and editing two digital publishing projects. 

Kashallan Press focuses on re-releasing the published works of author Celu Amberstone in new editions and publishing Celu’s new works. Paula is also re-releasing several of her own backlist books and new works through Doublejoy Books. As 2024 begins, there are 14 titles from Doublejoy Books and 13 titles from Kashallan Press, all available as ebooks and paperbacks, with audiobook editions planned.

A typical day in the lab will see her using a digital publishing platform Draft2Digital, copy-editing manuscripts, laying out promotional images & texts on social media, or making audio recordings. Colleagues in the lab serve as a focus group reacting to her materials, most notably during a spirited reading of her book Bat Poop Sparkles.