Seven Stories
Manuscript Development and Editing Services

Kevin Burns has seen more than 260 books make their way into print in the commercial and academic publishing worlds, and has also assisted many projects on their way into the digital world.

Kevin Burns is Seven Stories, the company he launched in 1996.  He is a writer, editor, and researcher with a focus on broad cultural and social issues. He has an extensive background in publishing, having developed and edited many non-fiction titles in theology, spirituality, religion, faith and culture, history, philosophy, and biography as the former commissioning editor at Novalis. As a writer and editor he draws on his experiences in the Canadian arts and cultural scene and from his work as the former producer of The Arts Report  for CBC Radio. He continues to create documentaries for CBC Radio's Ideas. His documentary on Henri Nouwen, Genius Born of Anguish (co-authored with Michael W. Higgins and co-produced with Bernie Lucht) received the Gold Medal Award for Documentary at the 2013 New York Festivals. Besides his trade publishing background, he is also familiar with scholarly and academic publishing most likely because he taught Drama at the University of Alberta for twelve years. He is actively engaged in governance and volunteerism in the Canadian not-for-profit sector. He is a member of the board of governors of St. Jerome's University, the Catholic university federated to the University of Waterloo. He is also a member of three advisory boards: the Toronto-based Jesuit Communication Project; the Ottawa-based Canada-Hungary Educational Foundation; and the Governance Committee of the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB).

Kevin Burns is a member of Editors Canada (formerly the Editors' Association of Canada) and WGC: Writers Guild of Canada.