As a child, I won
spelling bees. In high school, friends came to me for help with essays.
Finally, while working on my MA (philosophy) at York University, I got
my first paid editing job.
Since then, I have
worked as a Guest Editor (Refuge journal), In-house Editor (Diane Abbey-Livingston
& Associates, Inc.), Communications Manager (Club Monaco, Inc.), and
most recently as a freelancer.
For the last 14 years,
I’ve helped authors and publishers provide a clear and precise final
product, specializing in polishing work by international authors for publication
in English-language media.
I am skilled in several
style guides including the American Psychological Association (APA) Publication
Manual, fifth edition and am comfortable working with PowerPoint, QuarkXPress,
Word, and Wordperfect in American, British, and Canadian English.
I work hard to preserve
an author’s intended tone, while removing or rewording language that
obscures the message.
my patience, precision, reliability, creativity … and my rates. Most
of my work comes from repeat customers.
Voting Member, Editors’ Association