ABOUT ME

I'm a freelance editor and a lover of all things books. Clients have praised me for my attention to detail, clear communication, efficiency, and ability to make a manuscript shine.

I edit both fiction and non-fiction content. I've worked with a variety of clients, including independent authors, publishers, and businesses. I'm also a magazine editor. I have a bachelor's degree in business from the Schulich School of Business at York University and a post-grad publishing certificate from Ryerson University. In my past life, I worked as a marketing manager at a large financial firm.

I absolutely love books—suspense/thriller, dystopia, and contemporary romance are among my favourites, but I read all genres. What I really love is helping writers realize their dreams of becoming authors and sharing their stories with the world. My goal is to help make a writer’s work the best that it can be. Clients have commended my high attention to detail and my ability to respect an author's voice. But don't just take my word for it, please visit my testimonials page to read what clients have said. 

I'm a lifelong learner, and I'm always looking for ways to build my editing and language skills through books, courses, and online discussion groups. The post-grad publishing certificate that I earned through Ryerson University has been invaluable. Not only did I gain real editing experience and learn essential editing skills, but I was also able to excel in the program, receiving the Marsh Jeanneret Award for academic excellence and graduating with an A+ GPA.


I'm now a volunteer for and member of the Kitchener-Waterloo-Guelph twig of Editors Canada, the only national association devoted to editors and the editing profession. For more information about Editors Canada, click here. In my spare time, I love reading, hiking, biking, doing Zumba, and exploring new cultures through travel. I also really like eating. I live in Guelph, Ontario, with my rock of a husband and three very spunky kids.

 

Guelph, Ontario, Canada

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