My degree in cinema studies is from the University of Toronto. Whether writing, or reading, I believe that editing should be seamless as it tracks through the narrative. An editor's job is to sustain your writing voice and style, and my approach emphasizes stylistic, structural, and copy editing to enhance smooth readability flow.
Words--still the best bartering agents we have to attract, connect with, and hold the interest and hearts of our intended audience.
I see writing as the liveliest and most personally engaging of the arts, holding the power to make us feel, think, and surrender to the heart of the story or message.
I have worked in arts, legal, academic, and business environments, all of which offer an understanding of different writing styles. My professional development continues through workshops offered by the Editors' Association of Canada, of which I'm a voting member, courses offered by the Writing and Publishing Program at Vancouver's Simon Fraser University, as well as my own research and reading.
Remember: " . . . As a writer, words are your paint. Use all the colors." ~ Ryhs Alexander
(But maybe not all at once.)
Private clients and business referrals.
The editing process can first seem like a daunting endurance test for writers. My commitment to your manuscript is pledged with my experience, appreciation, and flexibility as a freelancer. Courteous and constructive guidance will put you at ease on the path to publication.
Marta Maranda, despite not having the substance or behavioral addictions generally associated with rehab, checked herself into a five-week addiction treatment program—one week after a family member checked out—to discover her part in the dysfunction in her life. Inspiring and personal, What It Looks Like tells the compelling tale of what led to her decision to enter rehab voluntarily and sober... read more
Antiques specialist Virginia Blythe of Gable & Co. Auctioneers is working late one night when she hears mournful wailing. Following the sound to its source, she gasps in astonishment: a breathtakingly beautiful flapper who looks like a refugee from an F. Scott Fitzgerald novel is lingering in the shadows of the company’s basement. Later the disconsolate young woman returns to offer Virginia he... read more
The Mayan Mysteries is based on a real life mystery – the disappearance of the ancient Maya. It’s also about the inner transformation of a young Canadian girl.In the days leading to Josephine’s fifteenth birthday her mother announces she may now meet her father, a man her mother had never spoken of before. In fact her mother now insists that she must meet him, babbling some nonsense about her ... read more
India Garibaldi is on the run after possibly murdering her abusive husband Josh.She travels to Christmas Lake a small town in New Mexico. The kind of town where everyone is friendly to each other and know's each others secrets. Maybe not all secrets; some are too dangerous to share.Demetri an enigmatic stranger; charismatic with killer good looks and passion for wolves. India and Demetri were ... read more
Not only as a businessman and entrepreneur, but also as an author, I’m forever in pursuit of discovery, idealism, and humour. These quests often challenge the boundaries of convention and, ultimately, have led me to write this exploration and assessment of human similarities. How do they shape distinctly individual personalities?Join the Joneses—Carson and Emma—as they navigate their way throu... read more
“How could a mother not know?” This is a question often asked about families where incest has occurred, and Eleanor Cowan’s gripping memoir, A History of a Pedophile’s Wife, steps up with answers that are courageous and heartbreaking. Cowan grew up in Quebec in the 1950s, in a large Roman Catholic family with a lethal mix of violence, addiction, and toxic pedagogy. Cowan details the dance of a... read more
If you are comfy with just recycling your soda cans and want to continue to believe that your children and grandchildren will have roughly the same experience with this planet as you have had, then this book and the rest of the Percipience series may not be for you. Through this fast paced eco-fiction series, the author lightly touches on key points of our relationship with the planet and the ... read more
The second book in the Percipience series, 2222, is a science fiction mystery novel that touches on the area of the paranormal. Continuing where 2022 left off, the story starts with the discovery of a radio signal that simply should not exist in a post-apocalyptic world. The road to unravel this mystery leads to the clash of two different societies who struggle to survive and to maintain their... read more
Tired of Painful, Dysfunctional Relationships? It’s time to Love Yourself More!Let's admit that a loving, safe, and passionate relationship isn’t easy to create. However, it is possible to attract your dream partner and enjoy a happy, evolved relationship. If you’ve done all the right things yet still end up with emotionally toxic partners, have hope. You can find the love you deserve!It start... read more
Go from stress to success in just 60 pages!Are you merely existing rather than enjoying life? Do you want to feel happier and more fulfilled? Do you want to reinvent your life and improve health, energy, and joy? Do you want more financial freedom?If you answered 'yes' to any of these questions, pick up a copy of Survive Life And Live It Up!This book has the power to help you turn your life ar... read more
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Experienced copy editor, line editor, and proofreader specializing in academic and nonfiction books, articles, and white papers.
From the big picture to the tiniest detail, here to help you polish your craft. I work with publishers and individual authors.