Portfolio

My clients include small-press and self-publishing authors, publishers, 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. I am also an experienced social-media manager. 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
•  Blip: Amy Sharman — young-adult novel
•  Love Ledgers: Confessions of a Plain Jane Accountant: Connie Lukey — humour/romance
  Shadows, Shells, and Spain: John Meyer — fictional travel 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
•  The G.O.D.: Amy Glin — speculative (read-through for the editor)
•  Blip: Amy Sharman — young-adult novel



EDITING – NON-FICTION

Copy editing, proofreading:

Education/philosophy/academic
•  How to Wear Bare Feet: Sue Regan Kenney — book on barefooting
  Religion, Liberty, and the Jurisdictional Limits of Law: Barry W. Bussey and Iain T. Benson — multi-author volume
  Re-engaging Canada in United Nations Peace Operations: Peter Langille — Policy Options paper
  Andre Dubus / Moving Toward Redemption: Andrea Ivanov-Craig — academic monograph
  “India’s Arms Imports”: Maaike Verbruggen — Master’s thesis (ESL author)
  “The Monitoring of the Rights of the Child”: Tara Collins — grad paper
•  The Soul of Place: Michael Jones — book on placemaking
•  The Brain Show / Behind the Scenes: Zeev Nitsan MD — book on brain neurology (ESL author)
•  Biology (McGraw-Hill Ryerson): Dawn Hunter / Mark My Words — university textbook
•  Multiplication and division section: Alethea Spiridon / BeCreative — teacher resource manual

ESL
•  National Geographic Learning/Cengage — online ESL course for students in the UAE
•  Colborne Communications / SENA — online ESL course
•  Muskoka Language International — ESL curriculum
•  “India’s Arms Imports”: Maaike Verbruggen — Master’s thesis (ESL author)
•  The Brain Show / Behind the Scenes: Zeev Nitsan MD — book on brain neurology (ESL author)

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

Newsletters
•  Edition: Editors’ Association of Canada, Toronto — member newsletter
•  The Green Party of Ontario — member newsletter
•  Conservancy News — land conservancy member newsletter
•  HABAC: Human Animal Bond Association of Canada — newsletter
•  Breakthrough — literacy group newsletter
•  Pawprint: Apex Publishers — newsletter for magazine advertising prospects

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

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

Guidebooks/workbooks
•  Streets Alive!: Streets Alive Productions — annual public-art guidebook
•  Positive Youth Development: Parks and Recreation Ontario — facilitator guide, workbook, PowerPoint presentation

Directories/catalogue
•  Canadian Who’s Who: Third Sector Publishingdirectory of biographies
•  Bookshelf and Awards: Canadian Authors Association — catalogue
•  Dogs Annual: Apex Publishers — directory of breeders
•  Toronto Map Guide: Apex Publishers — directory/map of accommodations and restaurants

Hansard
•  Hansard, Northwest Territories: Assembly Editors Group — legislative proceedings



DESIGN, LAYOUT

Books
•  How to Wear Bare Feet: Sue Regan Kenney — non-fiction
•  Awake: Education for Enlightenment: Dr. Kathryn Jefferies — non-fiction
•  Faith Forward: Gayle Smith — memoir, workbook
•  Mi Camino: Sue Kenney — memoir

Reports
•  Telling the Story: Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit — alcohol use

Guidebooks
•  Streets Alive!: Streets Alive Productions — 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 Advisory Committee – for city residents

Catalogues
•  Bookshelf and Awards, Canadian Authors Association

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

Magazines
•  Multiple Moments: Multiple Births Canada
•  Dogs in Canada magazines: Apex Publishers — advertisements

Websites
•  Assembly Editors Group
•  Leacock Associates

Online learning – styling
Language and Reading Guide: National Geographic Learning/Cengage — online English series for teachers and students in the UAE

Business promotion
•  Brochures: Assembly Editors Group, Fitness Works
•  Business cards: Assembly Editors Group, Fitness Works, Cardinal Custom Contracting, Tru Wishes Gift Shop



WRITING/RESEARCH

•  Telling the Story: Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit — report on alcohol use
•  Streets Alive!: Streets Alive Productions — guidebook for public arts festival
•  How to Care for Your Lawn Naturally: Environmental Advisory Committee  — guidebook
•  Business Retention & Expansion: MacComm — report (BR&E)
•  Social-marketing campaigns: MacComm — green-business tips/profiles
•  Copywriting: Assembly Editors Group — promotional material
•  Curriculum development: Muskoka Language International — English as a Second Language (ESL)
•  Copywriting: SunFish Solar — print and website
•  Copywriting: Cintar Graphics — direct marketing
•  Animals’ Voice: OSPCA — magazine features
•  Dogs in Canada: Apex Publishers — magazine features and departments
•  Muskoka Life: Muskoka Community Newspapers — magazine features
•  The Silhouette: McMaster University Student Union — newspaper features, reviews
•  Gravenhurst News — newspaper humour column



SOCIAL MEDIA/WEBSITES writing/management

•  Streets Alive: website, Twitter and Facebook
•  Leacock Associates: website, Twitter and Facebook
•  Environmental Committee: website



TRANSCRIBING, TRANSCRIPTION EDITING

•  Gillian Einstein: Jennifer McIntyre — interview
•  Telling the Story: Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit — report on alcohol use
•  Hansard, Northwest Territories: Assembly Editors Group — legislative proceedings
•  Lunch & Learn: Stardata Business Systems — seminars



INTERVIEWING

•  Telling the Story: Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit — report on alcohol use
•  Animals’ Voice: Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (OSPCA) — magazine features
•  Dogs in Canada: Apex Publishers: monthly and annual magazine features and departments
•  Muskoka Life: Muskoka Community Newspapers — magazine features


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) accounts, website: creation and maintenance
– past director of the board

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

Also: Orillia Museum of Art and History, Festival of Banners, Earth Day trail cleanup, CKC staff newsletter editor