CV

Below is a summary of my work, professional development, education, volunteering and awards. For my full CV, visit my LinkedIn page.

Current work experience

Self-employed Writer and Editor

  • Edit short fiction and creative non-fiction, with a focus on environmental writing.
  • Editor of the Diocesan Post, the newsletter of the diocese of Islands and Inlets (BC).
  • Co-founder and editor of Stonecrop Review, a literary magazine with a focus on urban nature.
  • Writing has appeared in Zoomorphic Magazine, The Learned Pig and Literary Mama.

Home Stay-at-home Parent (2019-Present)

  • Raising a rambunctious toddler while studying, volunteering, and completing freelance work.

Previous work experience & internships

  • Hachette Book Group Canada Publicity Intern (2019)
  • New Zealand Bicycle Touring Traveller (2018)
  • Wetlands International Communications Officer (2015-2018)
  • Eurosite Communications Officer (2014-2016)
  • University of Nottingham Social Media Officer (2012-2013)
  • Comma Press Editorial Intern (2012)
  • Smith Goodfellow PR Copywriter (2012)

University education

  • University of Exeter MA in Writing, Nature and Place (2010-2012)
  • University of St Andrews BA in Philosophy (2006-2010)

Continuing education

  • Orion Magazine Environmental Writers’ Workshop (2021)
  • X University Certificate in Publishing (2019-2024)
    • Introduction to Trade Publishing
    • Grammar and Punctuation
    • Copyediting
    • Stylistic editing
  • Blackford Centre Diploma in Copywriting (2018-2019)

Volunteering

  • Editors Canada (BC Branch) Volunteer Coordinator (Current)
  • Victoria Festival of Authors Volunteer Interviewer (2020-2021)
  • Magazines Canada Conference Volunteer (2019)

Awards

  • X University Rosemary Shipton Award for Excellence in Editing (2020 nominee)
  • Editors Canada Claudette Upton Scholarship (2020)
  • X University Charles Oberdorf Memorial Award (2019)

Affiliations

  • Victoria Festival of Authors Member
  • Editors Canada Student Affiliate