The founder of Otherwise Editions and Angel Editions, Sara J. Angel brings extensive experience to her Toronto-based publishing companies, where she specializes in the creation of innovative, illustrated books on subjects including art, photography, food, and history. After graduating from McGill University, Sara J. Angel began her career as an editor at the publishing house Macfarlane Walter & Ross, where she worked with authors, including Anne Kingston, Lynn Crosbie, and Stevie Cameron. Sara J. Angel then became a senior editor at Toronto's Prentice Hall, Inc., where she commissioned, edited, and art directed the national best-seller Mondo Canuck: A Canadian Pop Culture Odyssey by Greig Dymond and Geoff Pevere. Following roles as a commentator on CBC Television's On the Arts and Project Director at the internationally renowned graphic design firm Bruce Mau Design, Sara J. Angel moved to London to work for the art publisher Phaidon Press, where her book projects focused on contemporary culture, photography, and fashion. In 1998, Sara J. Angel returned to Canada and established Otherwise Editions. In 2004, she expanded Otherwise Editions into Angel Editions with a focus on producing books for the international market. Many books produced by Sara J. Angel have been critically acclaimed best-sellers, including Susur: A Culinary Journey by Susur Lee; The Museum Called Canada: 25 Rooms of Wonder, text by Charlotte Gray, content selection by Sara J. Angel; Fights of Our Lives: Elections, Leaderships, and the Making of Canada by John Duffy; and Canada's House: Rideau Hall and the Invention of a Canadian Home by Margaret MacMillan, Marjorie Harris, and Anne Desjardins, with Adrienne Clarkson, and John Ralston Saul. In addition to founding her own companies, Sara J. Angel has had an extensive career in journalism. After working as a writer, editor, and columnists for publications, including Saturday Night magazine, The National Post newspaper, and Maclean's, she became Editor-in-Chief of Canada's largest magazine, Chatelaine, in 2006. She oversaw the editorial development of both the magazine and its accompanying website. After leaving Chatelaine, Sara J. Angel returned to school to earn an M.A. in Art History from the University of Toronto. Sara J. Angel is now a doctoral candidate in the Department of Art at the University of Toronto, where she is also a Junior Fellow at Massey College. In addition to pursuing her graduate studies, she writes on contemporary visual culture for publications including, Maclean's, The Grid (formerly Eye Weekly), and Canadian Art magazine. Sara J. Angel also serves on the board of Dancing with Parkinson's Inc. and is a SickKids Leader for the Foundation at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) in Toronto. She has played an active role in arts fundraising for organizations including The Power Plant Art Gallery, Canada's leading public gallery devoted exclusively to contemporary visual art.
- Angel Editions and Otherwise Editions
: 01/1998 -
Founder and director
Angel Editions and Otherwise Editions develop, create, and produce innovative illustrated books on a diverse range of subjects including art, architecture, and contemporary culture. Titles by Angel Editions
and Otherwise Editions include Insight and On Site: The Architecture of Diamond and Schmitt, Leonardo and the Mona Lisa Story, and The Museum Called: 25 Rooms of Wonder.
- University of Toronto
: 01/2008 -
M.A. Art History and PhD candidate Art History