My clients include small-press and self-publishing authors, academic and scholarly authors, grad students, non-profit organizations, government agencies, and businesses.

For many projects I have delivered all of the editing, writing and design elements. With this versatility I can jump in at any stage of production, provide one service, or manage the entire process.


EDITING

Fiction

Copy editing, stylistic editing:
  Shadows, Shells, and Spain; John Meyer — fictional memoir
  Zhòh: The Clan of the Wolf, Robert Hayes — historical
  Kollie Blackswell & the Professors of Livingston, Alethea Spiridon/BeCreative — fantasy

Manuscript evaluation:
•  The Spin, Suzanne Crone — humour/fantasy (in progress)
•  The G.O.D., Amy Glin — speculative  (read-through for the editor)
•  Blip, Amy Sharman — middle-grade/young-adult


EDITING

Non-fiction

– Copy editing / Proofreading –

Academic/scholarly
  Religion, Liberty, and the Jurisdictional Limits of Law, Barry W. Bussey and Iain T. Benson — volume of essays
  Re-engaging Canada in United Nations peace operations, Peter Langille — Policy Options paper
  Andre Dubus, Andrea Ivanov-Craig — academic monograph
  India’s arms imports, Maaike Verbruggen — Master’s thesis
  The monitoring of the rights of the child, Tara Collins — PhD dissertation

Philosophical/educational
•  The Soul of Place, Michael Jones
•  The Brain Show: Behind the Scenes, Zeev Nitsan MD

Memoirs
  Swimming in a Red Sea, Lawrelynd Bowin
  The Abridged Memoirs of General Choi Hong Hi, Brian Jantzi
  Que Sera, Sara; Sandy Sharon Skepple
  Expecting Sunshine, Alexis Marie Chute
•  Objects In Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear, Pauline Johansen

Textbooks
•  Dawn Hunter/Mark My Words: Biology (McGraw-Hill Ryerson) — university textbook
•  Multiplication and division section, Alethea Spiridon/BeCreative — teacher resource manual

Newsletters
•  Edition, Editors’ Association of Canada, Toronto branch — for members
•  The Green Party of Ontario — for members
•  Conservancy News — land conservancy organization
•  HABAC — Human Animal Bond Association of Canada
•  Breakthrough — literacy group
•  Pawprint — for advertising prospects

Magazines
•  Multiple Moments, Multiple Births Canada
•  Charity Gala, The Gambler; Evermore Publishing
•  Holiday International — website/press kit
•  Dogs in Canada, Apex Publishers (monthly and annual)

Websites
•  Tiny Talent World — children’s talent agency
•  Assembly Editors Group — editorial group offering Hansard services
•  Holistica Ottawa — holistic health
•  Holiday International — travel-lifestyle membership program

Guidebooks
•  Streets Alive!: annual publication — public art exhibit
•  Parks and Recreation Ontario: Positive Youth Development — facilitator guide, workbook, PowerPoint presentation

Directories
•  Canadian Who’s Who, Third Sector Publishingdirectory of biographies
•  Dogs Annual  — directory of breeders
•  Toronto Map Guide — listing of accommodations and restaurants

Catalogues
•  Bookshelf and Awards, Canadian Authors Association

Hansard
•  Assembly Editors Group: NWT Hansard — legislative proceedings

Course work
•  SENA — online ESL course
•  Muskoka Language International — ESL curriculum


DESIGN, LAYOUT

Books
•  Awake: Education for Enlightenment, Dr. Kathryn Jefferies — philosophy/education
•  Faith Forward, Gayle Smith — memoir
•  Mi Camino, Sue Kenney — memoir

Report
•  Telling the Story, Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit — alcoholism

Guidebooks
•  Streets Alive!: annual publication — public art exhibit
•  Positive Youth Development, Parks and Rec Ontario — facilitator guide, workbook, PowerPoint presentation
•  How to Care for Your Lawn Naturally, Environmental Adv. Committee – for city residents

Catalogues
•  Bookshelf and Awards, Canadian Authors Association

Newsletters
•  Couchiching News — land conservancy organization
•  Edition, Editors’ Association of Canada, Toronto branch — for members
•  Pawprint — for advertising prospects

Magazines
•  Multiple Moments, Multiple Births Canada
•  Dogs in Canada magazines — advertisements

Websites
•  Assembly Editors Group
•  Leacock Associates

Business promotion
•  Brochures: Assembly Editors Group, Fitness Works
•  Business cards: Assembly Editors Group, Fitness Works, Cardinal Custom Contracting


WRITING/RESEARCH

•  Telling the Story, Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit —report (alcoholism)
•  Streets Alive!: outdoor arts festival — guidebook
•  How to Care for Your Lawn Naturally, Environmental Adv. Committee  — guidebook
•  Business Retention & Expansion, MacComm — report (BR&E)
•  Social-marketing campaigns, MacComm — green-business tips/profiles
•  Assembly Editors Group: copywriting — promotional material
•  Muskoka Language International — ESL curriculum development
•  SunFish Solar: copywriting — print and website
•  Cintar Graphics: copywriting — direct marketing
•  Animals’ Voice, OSPCA: features — magazine
•  Dogs in Canada, Apex Publishers: features and departments — magazines
•  Muskoka Life: features — magazine
•  The Silhouette, McMaster University: features, reviews — newspaper
•  Gravenhurst News: humour column — newspaper


TRANSCRIBING, TRANSCRIPTION EDITING

•  Telling the Story, Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit — report (alcoholism)
•  NWT Hansard, Assembly Editors Group — legislative proceedings
•  Lunch & Learn, Stardata Business Systems — seminars


INTERVIEWING

•  Telling the Story, Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit — report (alcoholism)
•  Animals’ Voice, OSPCA: features — magazine
•  Dogs in Canada, Apex Publishers: features and departments — monthly and annual magazine
•  Muskoka Life: features — magazine


Volunteer gigs

Editors’ Association of Canada
– moderating a FB members-only group
– monitored an online discussion forum
– wrote for members’ newsletter, Active Voice
– compiled a resource reference

Leacock Medal for Humour: promotion
Social media — Facebook, Twitter

Streets Alive: promotion
– website writing, editing, maintenance; print materials (editing, design); public liaison on kick-off days

Past: Orillia Museum of Art and History, Orillia Environmental Advisory Committee, Leacock Associates board member, Festival of Banners, Earth Day trail cleanup, All-star Readers, Parent Council, Breakfast Club, CKC staff newsletter editor