Creative nonfiction and literary fiction
I can provide substantive and copy editing (i.e. big picture feedback on structure, plot and content, or nitty-gritty feedback on grammar and punctuation) for literary fiction and creative nonfiction. I have a particular interest in writing about nature and the environment, particularly writing that explores our relationship with the natural world and the intersection of nature and culture. I’ll be especially excited if you approach me with a project about urban nature! I’m also interested in travel writing and writing that explores the nuances of parenting.
I have over five years’ experience working in communications for the public and nonprofit sector. I can edit academic blogs, annual reports, funding bids, promotional leaflets and brochures, web copy, and more.
My background working with academics and scientists means I am able to translate complex ideas into accessible stories and narratives. I also have experience working with non-native English speakers and writers.
My training, awards and affiliations
I have an MA in Writing, Nature and Place and I received training in editing through the Ryerson University Publishing Certificate. I have hands-on experience in editing through my work in communications and as the editor of Peninsula Magazine and Stonecrop Review.
In 2019, I received the Charles Oberdorf Memorial Award, which is awarded to a student on the Publishing Certificate who shows promise in the field of magazine publishing. In 2020, I was awarded the Editors Canada Claudette Upton Scholarship and I was nominated for the Rosemary Shipton Award for Excellence in Book Editing.
I am a student affiliate member of Editors Canada, the only Canadian association dedicated to editing and the editing profession.