Anna (Szigethy) Porter began her Canadian publishing career in 1969 at McClelland & Stewart (M&S) as editorial coordinator, under Jack McClelland’s directorship. Genuinely impressed with Porter’s exceptional editorial and organizational skills, McClelland quickly promoted her to executive director in 1970 and editorial director in 1974. Porter eventually rose to become editor-in-chief, as McClelland highly valued her expertise and opinions regarding the management of his publishing house. Anna Porter retired from publishing in April 2005. Since then she has been awarded the Order of Ontario (2003) and several honorary doctoral degrees.