My recent work includes service writing for Reader's Digest and educational writing for Oxford University Press (China), as well as feature writing for The Globe and Mail, The Walrus, Hazlitt and other outlets. In the past, I've written everything from newsletter copy (UBC Career Services; the AMS Bike Co-op; Geist magazine) to student profiles and blog posts (UBC Career Services; the AMS Bike Co-op).
I design posters, draw comics, and give text layout the respect it deserves. I currently do design for Talonbooks and PRISM international magazine; in the past I’ve designed book covers, posters, booklets, flyers and bookmarks for Anvil Press, Rahila’s Ghost Press, The Ontario Universities’ Application Centre, UBC Career Services, and the AMS Bike Co-op. Scroll to see more.
Whether you're looking for line edits on a poem, substantive edits on a magazine-length piece, or feedback on your first or fifth manuscript, I'd be happy to help out. My experience ranges from offering manuscript evaluations and substantive editing for magazine features and columns, short stories, and poems, to editing admissions materials for university application catalogues.
As well as fact-checking for Reader's Digest, I oversaw the fact-checking department at Maisonneuve: I trained our research interns, navigated fact-checking snags, and fact-checked web pieces, book reviews, and music reviews. I'm available to fact-check web writing, short pieces, features, and books.
I've copy-edited for diverse non-profit, arts, and commercial clients. Familiar with CP Style, Chicago Style, MLA, and APA, I'd be happy to help you fine-tune your writing, whatever your preferred style guide.
As a TA for the Creative Writing program at the University of British Columbia, I helped teach intro-level creative writing courses. For two years following that, I taught a six-week nonfiction workshop at Capilano University that focused on the nuts and bolts of starting out in the nonfiction publishing world. I am currently a poetry mentor with the Quebec Writers' Federation.