Experience and credentials

Here’s just some of what I bring to the job:

  • Over ten years professional experience, including five years as a communications officer with environmental non-profits
  • A master’s degree in Writing, Nature and Place from the University of Exeter
  • Training in editing from Toronto Metropolitan University (TMU)
  • Training in plain language principles from Simon Fraser University
  • Training in copywriting from Blackford Centre
  • Award-winning editor: Charles Oberdorf Memorial Award (TMU, 2019), Claudette Upton Scholarship (Editors Canada, 2020), and the Robert Weaver Award for Editorial Excellence (TMU, 2021)
  • Member of Editors Canada, Victoria Festival of Authors, Anglican Editors Association, and Plain Language Association International (PLAIN)
  • Able to edit in Microsoft Word using Track Changes, in Google docs, and in PDFs using Adobe Reader
  • Experience using WordPress as a website content management system
  • Experience editing to Canadian Press Stylebook and the Chicago Manual of Style

To find out more, see my resume or my about me page.