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Anna Patricia Cairns
As a Private Investigator with over 10 years of experience, I have written and / or edited, possibly 1,000+, Investigative Reports for several Private Investigation firms in the Greater Toronto Area. And, as a former member and Associate of the Insurance Institute of Canada (A.I.I.C.) with over 15 years of experience in the Insurance Industry, I can assist with the understanding and plain language of your Insurance Policies and / or promotional material. My attention to detail ensures complete, effective and accurate documents.
Having been a writer for as long as I can remember I have written and helped others write screenplays, plays, poetry and short stories with one of my screenplays making the top 10% of the prestigious Nicholl Fellowship Competition. For the last two years I have focused my attention on fiction writing and editing with an emphasis on the macbre and mysterious, sometimes coupled with a dash of humour. I have self-published an ebook anthology of Flash Fiction called "Light in the Dark by A.P. Cairns' and am currently writing a "Sherlock Holmes" type, novella length book based on a Private Investigator and her very unusal side-kick.
Not only am I am happy to edit your reports for accuracy and completeness, I can edit your mystery / speculative / fantasy fictions with an eye to flow, pacing and consistency of your world's elements. Or, if you need, I can edit your crafts book patterns and articles for readability and understanding.
In addition, given my extremely detail oriented nature and modest html experience, I have branched into Design and Layout of both print books and ebooks.
My hobbies include knitting, crochetting, stained glass, puzzles and of course, reading. My favourite story genres are science-fiction, fantasy, speculative fiction, and mystery.
- On-screen editing
- Plain language
- Research and fact-checking
- Structural and substantive editing
- Stylistic editing
- Books, self-published
- Fiction, mystery
- Plays and screenplays
- Reference materials, general
- Reports, other
- Résumés and CVs