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My love of editing and formatting springs from a desire to create order, to instill symmetry and elegance into the world, and to form the most effective path of understanding between people: this is both a personal philosophy and an approach to publications. I work hard to ensure that whatever I do is of the highest quality, that the end result is as effective and as pleasing as it can be.
After ten years travelling the world, I began my career as a freelance writer, editor, and formatter in 2000. Since then, I have edited documents in a number of fields, including:
- • Nursing
- • Oncology
- • Computer Science
- • Psychology
- • Rhetoric
- • Literary Criticism
- • Educational curricula
- • Fiction
The works I have edited include articles, theses, public service announcements, NGO reports, webpages, and full-length books. I am well-versed in APA and MLA publication styles, and have also worked with Chicago, AMA, and specialized in-house styles. I have significant experience working with XML, as well as some experience with HTML and CSS.
I have worked as a technical writer for the telecommunications industry, winning the STC Techincial Publishing Award award for the Norstar telephone system documentation suite in 1990; a university instructor in literature and critical reading and writing; a reviewer for literary publishers and magazines; and the project manager for the Canada’s Early Women Writers database project, for which I also researched, wrote, and edited XML entries, as well as creating the CSS design.
I have three degrees in English literature (BA–UBC, 1887; MA–UofT, 1988; MPhil–Goldsmiths’ College, U of London, 1996) and have maintained currency in my career through numerous courses, conferences, and workshops on editing, instruction, and digital technology.
I lived abroad for 14 years, in five different countries (Finland, England, India, USA, France), and have a basic knowledge of French, and a rusty knowledge of Finnish and Swedish.
I enjoy travelling, and the study of history and cultural anthropology that accompanies extensive travel. I also enjoy photography, and sharing our journeys with friends in cultural evenings.
I have earned my Basic Pastry and Basic Cuisine certification from L’École Cordon Bleu in Paris, France, and greatly enjoy gourmet cooking for family and friends.
- Copy editing
- Mark-up and coding
- Research and fact-checking
- Structural and substantive editing
- Stylistic editing
- Academic materials, general
- Books, children's and young adult
- Theses and dissertations
- Trade non-fiction
- Health and medicine, general
- History, Canadian
- Humanities, general
- Social sciences