Crystal Chan is a writer and editor.



My work has appeared on CBC radio and in Reader's Digest and Maisonneuve in Canada; I was also a film critic for the Montreal Mirror and Ioncinema. I've written for many other local, national, and international publications, including leading arts and culture magazines such as Sight & Sound. I was recently a writer-in-residence at the Banff Centre for the Arts. My creative non-fiction story is forthcoming in a 2018 anthology.

I'm an editor at UBC Press, where I'm developing a book series by Indigenous authors and their collaborators. I also edit QWF Writes, an essay series published by the Quebec Writers' Federation. Before that, I managed magazine and was Managing Editor of La Scena Musicale magazine and Program Coordinator of ELAN (English-Language Arts Network).
I've juried writing/journalism awards and been asked to speak about writing and media. I judged the first National Magazine Awards in multimedia storytelling, and can take photos to accompany my stories (sample photography).

I'm also hired by organizations and academics to manage publishing projects. As a project manager, I find specialists and then oversee their progress. Je travaille en français aussi.

If you have five minutes, read my edible non-fiction.

If you have an hour, listen to my radio documentary, McLaren in 4D.

You can also sample some of my writing below: