I decided to become a writer after completing a short story assignment in grade two. I fell in love with editing quite a bit later, while pursuing an English degree at the University of Ottawa.
I edited Ottawa Arts Review, uOttawa’s English language literary journal, and held several communications positions in both the public and private sectors while completing my degree. Then, post-graduation, I was hired as a writer for a food television website. I wrote and edited hundreds of blogs about food and nutrition before deciding to return to my bookish roots.
I’ve been providing editing and creative services to authors and publishers, and helping them live their best literary lives, ever since.
I also have two publishing certificates. The first, from New York University's Summer Publishing Institute. The second, from Ryerson University, where I focused my studies on editing and was nominated for the Rosemary Shipton Award for Excellence in Book Editing.
I regularly do professional development courses and webinars through Editors Canada, the Editorial Freelancers Association, and the Society for Editors and Proofreaders.