I have been reading and writing stories ever since I can remember and have always loved orderliness and precision. After completing two MAs, one in English literature and the other in creative writing, I naturally gravitated towards editing. Between my first two in-house editing jobs, I taught English in Japan and Italy. Living alone in these two very different countries taught me to be confident, flexible, patient, and resourceful—all attributes that I apply daily in my work.
My areas of specialty are academic and trade non-fiction books in the humanities and social sciences and health regulatory texts. I have worked on a variety of materials, including art books, cookbooks, monographs and edited collections, practice standards for health professionals, and reports. Click here for a complete list of published materials on which I’ve worked.
In business relationships, I value quality over quantity. I have close connections with a small group of clients with whom I’ve worked for many years, though I am always happy to add new clients to the mix. My main clients are the Canadian Organization of Paramedic Regulators, Figure 1 Publishing, the Royal Ontario Museum, UBC Press, and various Canadian occupational therapy regulatory organizations. Click here for testimonials.
Since 2011, I have been a member in good standing of the Indexing Society of Canada, and for three years, I served as the managing editor for the society’s newsletter. I have taught seminars and webinars on indexing and permissions research for Editors Canada. I completed my Publishing Certificate at Ryerson (now Toronto Metropolitan) University, where I won a Marsh Jeanneret Memorial Award for academic excellence. Several of my short stories have been published in literary journals, including filling Station, The Nashwaak Review, and The Dalhousie Review. In 2013, one of my stories was nominated for McClelland & Stewart’s Journey Prize. In 2017, my first novel, The History of Hilary Hambrushina, was published by Iguana Books.
My Ten Favourite Books
(in alphabetical order)
Cecilia by Frances Burney
Emma by Jane Austen
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
Persuasion by Jane Austen
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain
Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
The Robber Bride by Margaret Atwood
The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
The Last Ten Books I Read
(last book listed first)
A Good House by Bonnie Burnard
In Praise of Slow by Carl Honoré
The American Heiress by Daisy Goodwin
We Measure the Earth with Our Bodies by Tsering Yangzom Lama
The Undoing of Saint Silvanus by Beth Moore
Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
The Gum Thief by Douglas Coupland
The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley
Shopping, Seduction & Mr. Selfridge by Lindy Woodhead
Today Will Be Different by Maria Semple