I’ve been obsessed with words my entire life. Put it this way: Did you ever order books at school through Scholastic? If so, did you ever hear about an 11-year-old kid ordering a dictionary, a thesaurus, and a grammar guide from one of those flyers? Well, I was that kid.
I’ve now made good on that obsession by offering my services to individuals and organizations looking for clear, engaging, and consistent content. Whether it’s writing, editing, or WordPress assistance, my goal is to make sure that your website, blog, article, or book gets its message across.
In 2007, I graduated from Trent University with a BA in two majors: Women’s Studies and International Development Studies. Trent’s focus on interdisciplinary education has served me well beyond graduation, as I have applied my skills and knowledge in a variety of contexts – freelance, corporate, non-profit, and volunteer.
In 2008, I enrolled in Ryerson University’s publishing program and learned – to my delight – that editing meant more than just nitpicking over commas. It also meant fact-checking, ferreting out gaps in logic, and fixing “infelicities in communication” (How I love that phrase!) to boot.
I graduated from Ryerson’s publishing program in 2011 with the following courses under my belt:
- Overview: Education
- Overview: Trade
- Copy Editing for Books, Journals, and Reports
- Production for Books, Journals, and Reports
- Substantive Editing
- Fiction Editing
- Electronic Publishing
- Introduction to Book Design
Memberships and volunteer activity
I am a member of the Editors’ Association of Canada. I am also part of the Writers’ Community of Durham Region, a not-for-profit writing association based just east of Toronto, Canada. Since 2010, I have served on the WCDR’s Board of Directors – I currently sit as the Board’s Web Liaison, and maintain the organization’s website, including its editor’s directory. Since October 2012, I’ve read short fiction submissions for Electric Velocipede, and have done the same since May 2013 for Ideomancer.