SELECTED PROJECTS:

EDITING/PROOFREADING

Alexis Marie Chute: Expecting Sunshine — Memoir
I copy-edited a memoir focusing on a young mother’s journey of grief and healing after the loss of a newborn.

Robert Hayes: Zhòh — The Clan of the Wolf — Fiction
I copy-edited this tale of survival set in the Arctic at the end of the Ice Age.

Maaike Verbruggen: “India’s arms imports” — Master’s thesis
I proofread and lightly copy-edited a thesis for a student in Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Oslo. [The client says…]

Michael Jones: The Soul of Place — Non-fiction
I copy-edited this book about the effect of the physical environment on creativity, and corporate and community leadership. I also proofed several rounds of PDF revisions at the book-proof stage.  [The client says…]

Canadian Authors Association: Bookshelf and Awards — Catalogues
I copy-edited the text for the CAA’s catalogue of member’s books and its annual award listing.

 

Parks and Recreation Ontario: PYD Facilitator Guide (PDF) — Workshop materials
I copy-edited a facilitator’s guide, participant workbook and PowerPoint presentation for a Positive Youth Development workshop.

The Couchiching Conservancy: Conservancy News  — Newsletters
I copy-edited quarterly newsletters to ensure the text was clean and clear.  [The client says…]

Dawn Hunter/Mark My Words: Biology (1st Cdn., McGraw-Hill Ryerson) — Textbook
I assisted a fellow editor meet a tight deadline by proofreading a glossary for a university-level textbook and compiling, proofreading and formatting photo and illustration credits.  [The client says…]

Third Sector Publishing: Canadian Who’s Who — Reference, biographical
I helped ensure this comprehensive reference guide to contemporary Canadian biography reached the publisher’s high standard of accuracy with copy-editing, fact-checking and help developing a style guide. [The client says…]

Assembly Editors Group: Hansard, Northwest Territories — Legislative records
I helped ensure the verbatim report of legislature proceedings was error-free and delivered on time with copy-editing, fact-checking and proofreading. [The client says…]

The Green Party of Ontario: Newsletters
I copy-edited and proofread to help the GPO communications team ensure their quarterly newsletters were accurate and easy to understand.

Pauline Johansen: Objects In Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear  — Memoir
I worked closely with the author, taking on a structural, stylistic and copy edit, to polish her memoir about growing up in a large Catholic immigrant family.

BeCreative Communications: Kollie Blackswell and the Professors of Livingstone — Fiction, fantasy
I copy-edited this fantasy fiction manuscript from an ESL writer with a tight timeline. [The client says…]

Streets Alive Productions: Promotional material — Guidebook, posters, website
I copy-edit all promotional material for this public-art organization, from its press releases, posters and website to its annual souvenir guidebook.

 

DESIGN

Gayle Smith: Faith Forward — Memoir/self-help workbook
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I designed and laid out the content for a memoir and its accompanying workbook on achieving spiritual and physical health supported by faith.

 

 

Sue Kenney: Mi Camino — Memoir

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I designed and formatted this compelling story about a woman’s journey of self-discovery on the Camino trail, working on an extremely tight deadline.

 

 

Dr. Kathryn Jefferies: Awake: Education for Enlightenment — Non-fiction

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I helped Kathryn achieve a professional-looking, easy-to-read book about education and intelligence, designing and typesetting her manuscript pages and guiding her through the publishing process. (I also caught typos and inconsistencies on the fly.)  [The client says…]

 

Canadian Authors Association: Bookshelf and Awards — CataloguesCAAcatalogue-sample Page_1
I created a clean look in easy-to-navigate publications to help the CAA get the word out about their members’ books and achievements.

 

 

Streets Alive! — Promotional material
Doors guidebook coverI design professional communication pieces, from press releases and posters to an annual souvenir guidebook, for this public-arts organization.

 

 

 

Assembly Editors Group: Hansard, Northwest Territories — Legislative records
I designed promotional material and a website for AEG. Click here to see the website design in PDF.  [The client says…] 

Parks and Recreation Ontario: PYD Facilitator Guide (PDF) — Workshop materials
I designed and produced an appealing guide, workbook and PowerPoint presentation for the PRO’s PYD workshop participants and facilitators

The Couchiching Conservancy: Conservancy News — Newsletters
I redesigned and produced the land conservancy’s quarterly newsletters.  [The client says…]

Orillia Environmental Advisory Committee: How to Care for Your Lawn Naturally (PDF) — Booklet
I designed and produced an informative booklet for the Environmental Advisory Committee to distribute to city residents, as well as supporting material for a public forum on the subject.  [The client says…]

 

WRITING

Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit: Telling the Story — Community health report
I conducted over 40 interviews and transformed the results, supported by research and fact-checking, into a compelling ten-page narrative on the effects of alcohol use in the community.  [The client says…]

MacComm Social Marketing: Social-awareness campaigns
I researched and wrote copy for several promotional campaigns that served the social good. Projects included green business tips, a review of social media for STEM programs, and a Business Retention and Expansion report for the City of Orillia. [The client says…]

Assembly Editors Group: Northwest Territories Hansard
I wrote copy for AEG’s promotional brochure. [The client says…]

SunFish Solar: Marketing package
I researched and compiled information from a variety of sources to develop copy for a comprehensive communication package aimed at potential SunFish clients.

Orillia Environmental Advisory Committee: How to Care for Your Lawn Naturally (PDF)
I kicked off an educational initiative by writing and producing an informative booklet for the Environmental Advisory Committee to distribute to city residents, as well as supporting material for a public forum on the subject.  [The client says…]

Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals: Animals’ Voice magazine
I researched and wrote feature articles on dog-food manufacturers and on the link between animal abuse and violence toward humans for this OSPCA publication.

 

TRANSCRIPTION/TRANSCRIPTION EDITING

Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit: Telling the Story
I transcribed the 40+ interviews that informed this report on the effects of alcohol use in the community.  [The client says…]

Assembly Editors Group: Hansard, Northwest Territories
I transcribed and edited the transcriptions of legislature proceedings. [The client says…]

Stardata Business Systems: workshops
I transcribed, while concurrently copy-editing, a series of investment-software workshops.

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