Lesley Erickson is a historian and editor who lives in Vancouver. After receiving a PhD in Canadian history and legal history from the University of Calgary in 2003, she developed a passion for editing, received a master’s degree in publishing from Simon Fraser University in 2007, and has worked as editor ever since, first as a freelance copy editor and copywriter and then as an editor at UBC Press. Her historical writing explores the upheavals and dislocations that accompanied the settlement of the Canadian Prairies.