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- Tom Fairley Award for Editorial Excellence (2012)
Editors Canada Volunteer Participation
- Newfoundland-Labrador Twig (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)
A freelance editor and writer based in Canada’s first English colony—Cupids, Newfoundland, settled 1610—I contribute concepts, copy and/or editorial services to a wide range of projects and for a broad client base.
I moved to Newfoundland and Labrador in the 1990s and since then have developed a fondness for, and experience with, projects that explore and present aspects of this province’s natural/cultural heritage and history. These projects have ranged from museum exhibits, art catalogues, and non-fiction books to educational publications, government reports, print promotions, advocacy materials, corporate communications materials, and web sites. The scope of my work can be as focused as copy-editing or include everything from writing content to serving as managing editor.
I’m honoured that my work overseeing the creation of Where’s the Catch: The Fish We Harvest from the NW Atlantic (by Wade Kearley, Boulder Publications) won Editors Canada’s Tom Fairley Award for Editorial Excellence in 2012. Four additional non-fiction books I’ve edited have won provincial or regional awards. I was also pleased to co-author and edit Birds of Newfoundland with Ian Warkentin (published 2010).
I take special delight in helping clients make the words and graphics/imagery of their messages work together to greatest effect. Do you have a project you’d like to discuss? Give me a call!
- Copy editing
- Desktop publishing
- Stylistic editing
- Advertising and marketing materials
- Books, general
- Business materials, general
- Educational materials, general
- Government materials, general
- Periodicals, general
- Reports, other
- Trade non-fiction
- Ecology and environment
- History, Canadian
- Humanities, general
- Outdoor recreation
- Travel and tourism