What should you know about me first? I love words, sentences, grammar, and I proudly support the Oxford comma. Perhaps somewhat stereotypically, I also love my two cats, drinking coffee, and eating chocolate. And I only wear my contacts for photos like this one.
I began editing while completing degrees in English, Comparative Literature, and Classics from McMaster University. My first job was transcribing video interviews for Great West Life Centre for Mental Health in the Workplace. I was hooked. Because of that first job, I have a particular interest in mental health and have many years' experience editing and writing in that field.
Certain that I was meant to be in a classroom, I spent nine unforgettable years teaching high school English. Throughout that time, though, I was constantly juggling school work with editing projects, expanding my skills, credentials, and clients. I finally made the decision to focus exclusively on Write to the End. I've worked with not-for-profits creating web content, national organizations writing books for clients, and individuals working on a variety of materials, from dissertations to memoirs. My teaching background gifted me with a broad range of knowledge, creativity, and passion that I bring to my work.
I'm a member of the Professional Writers Association of Canada, the Writers' Alliance of Newfoundland and Labrador, and the Editors' Association of Canada. I have completed courses on substantive editing, copy editing I & II, plain language, and stylistic editing. Other credentials include a Bachelor of Arts in English and Comparative Literature, a Masters in Education, and my Ontario Certified Teacher licence.
I divide my time between Southern Ontario and Eastern Newfoundland, where I'm thrilled to offer writers of all levels and types annual writing retreats with bestselling authors.