Become an Editor

Inventio is all about language, writing and communication. We publish well-written short stories, non-fiction, and poetry that bring new insights to these three topics. As an Editor, you will be responsible for ensuring that a piece is ready for the penultimate stage of the publishing process.

Working with Inventio will give you hands-on experience with editing and publishing processes in a non-academic environment. You will be trained in different editing techniques, learn to follow a style guide, and will be part of a dynamic and diverse team.

Junior Editor

As a Junior Editor, you are responsible for the following duties:

  • Complete an editing quiz to gauge your current abilities
  • Keep an open line of communication between you and your assigned Senior Editor
    • Be receptive to guidance received from your Senior Editor to become a more detail-oriented editor (the devil’s in the details!)
  • Be able to edit across genres for:
    • Clarity
    • Accuracy (grammar, punctuation, and spelling)
  • Complete edits on time and send to Senior Editor adhering to scheduled deadlines

Senior Editor

As a Senior Editor your duties and responsibilities are as follows:

  • Complete an editing quiz and achieve 80% or better
  • Use your extensive editing knowledge to mentor Junior Editor(s)
    • Keep an open line of communication between you and your assigned Junior Editor(s)
    • Guide Junior(s) toward becoming more detailed editor(s)—the devil’s in the details!
  • Look through Junior’s work for grammar, punctuation, spelling
  • Be able to edit across genres
    • This includes fact checking for non-fiction
  • Keep yourself and your Junior Editor(s) on task and on time with edits by setting appropriate and manageable deadlines


All editor positions have been filled. Thank you for your interest! We will post on Instagram and Discord when positions reopen!

Land Acknowledgement

We would like to begin by acknowledging the Indigenous Peoples of all the lands that we are on today. While we meet today on a virtual platform, we would like to take a moment to acknowledge the importance of the lands, on which we each call home. We do this to reaffirm our commitment and responsibility in improving relationships between nations and to improve our own understanding of local Indigenous peoples and their cultures. 

York University’s land acknowledgement may not represent the territory that you are currently on, and we would ask that if this is the case, you take responsibility to acknowledge the traditional territory that you are on and its current treaty holders. 

York University acknowledges its presence on the traditional territory of many Indigenous Nations. The area known as Tkaronto has been care taken by the Anishinabek Nation, the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, the Huron-Wendat. It is now home to many First Nation, Inuit and Métis communities. 

We acknowledge the current treaty holders, the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation. This territory is subject of the Dish With One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant, an agreement to peaceably share and care for the Great Lakes region.

From coast to coast to coast, we acknowledge the ancestral and unceded territory of all the Inuit, Métis, and First Nations people that call this land home. Please join us in a moment of reflection to acknowledge the effect of residential schools and colonialism on Indigenous families and communities and to consider how it is our collective responsibility to recognize colonial and arrivant histories and present-day implications in order to honour, protect, and sustain this land. 

In recognizing that these spaces occupy colonized First Nations territories and out of respect for the rights of the Indigenous people, please look for, in your own way, to engage in a spirit of reconciliation and collaboration.