Experience

Recent Highlights

Editor:

Copy Editor:

Proofreader:

Clients

Current:

  • Trade publishers: Between the Lines, House of Anansi, Penguin Random House Canada, Talonbooks
  • Educational publisher: Pearson Canada
  • Publishing consultants: Page Two Strategies, LifeTree Media
  • Organizations:  The United Church of Canada national office, part-time employee, Communications Unit; Amnesty International, Urgent Action newsletter (pro bono); Satipanna Insight Meditation Toronto (pro bono)

Previous/Occasional:

  • Publishers: Frederick Harris Music, Goose Lane, Harcourt Brace, HarperCollins, Irwin Law, Stoddart, Thomson Nelson
  • Communications studios: bmir/Bryan Mills & Associates, gordongroup, The Works
  • Organizations: The Change Foundation, Children’s Aid Society of Toronto, Heritage Toronto

Education

Certification:

  • Editors’ Association of Canada, Certified Professional Editor, 2010

Degrees:

  • Yale University School of Music, Master of Music (cello performance), 1988
  • Queen’s University, Bachelor of Music, Honours, 1985

Selected Courses and Workshops:

  • Humber College, Editing Indigenous Manuscripts, 2017
  • Ryerson University, Indexing for Books, Journals, and Reports, 2016
  • Tech Forum/ebookcraft, Toronto, 2015
  • Digital Book World, New York City, 2014
  • University of Toronto, Faculty of Information Studies, Information Architecture, 2002
  • Ryerson University, Substantive and Line Editing, 1998
  • Ryerson University, Copy Editing for Books, Journals, and Reports, 1997 (Eve Orpen award)
  • Centennial College, Bell Centre for Creative Communications, Writing for Multimedia, 1997

Other Experience

  • Writer: published in Musicworks (2004–2008) and Mandate (2007–2009; 2016–) magazines
  • Literacy tutor: Dixon Hall (2015–2016)
  • Social services front-line support worker (1988–1993): Metropolitan Toronto Association for Community Living, Reena Foundation, L’Arche Daybreak
  • Music performance: Brampton Indie Arts Festival, Guelph Jazz Festival, North by Northeast, Pop Montreal, SoundAxis, Sweet Magic London, Wavelength, X Avant Festival (curious? see my musician’s site)