A lifelong lover of reading and books, I majored in English at university and later graduated with honors from Centennial College's exclusive post-grad Book & Magazine Publishing program (with a focus on editing). I went on to work in various editorial capacities at a major book publisher for 10 years before branching out and working for myself as a freelancer. To keep my skills sharp and stay on top of industry changes, I regularly attend seminars for professional editors.
Throughout my career, I've worked with countless authors on books in a multitude of subject areas and genres. Regardless if it's your first book or your fifteenth, I can help you make it the best it can be, from the big picture to the smallest detail, depending on your editorial needs. I'm happy to consider almost any type of project and provide a quote, although please note that I typically book projects at least a month in advance.
My services include substantive editing, line editing, copy editing, proofreading, writing, author coaching, and consulting. My clients include individuals, publishers, companies, and businesses in Canada, the United States, and beyond.
While I spent the majority of my time at Wiley in the role of Production Editor, prior to that I served first as an Editorial Assistant and then as an Editorial Project Coordinator. During my ten years in-house, I worked on hundreds of books (professional, trade, branded, custom, and academic titles in both print and e-book formats), a selection of which are featured in the list of titles in my portfolio below. On top of my own editing and proofing responsibilities, which varied by project, I was responsible for hiring freelancers and inspecting their work to ensure it met the highest editorial standards. Projects spanned a wide variety of non-fiction topics and many achieved best-seller status.
Based on the author's firsthand experience during the merger of telecom giants MCI and Verizon, and the implosion of WorldCom, this book teaches how internal coaching programs, when executed properly, can retain and develop talent in the face of rapid change and many unknowns. Part autobiography, part how-to manual and workbook, The Coaching Solution provides corporate managers, executives and... read more
Wired Differently shares the compelling story of National Information Solutions Cooperative (NISC), a nearly fifty-year-old technology business built on the cooperative model. NISC started out providing software and IT services for three rural cooperatives a half-century ago, and has grown to fourteen million end users in forty-nine U.S. states or territories, and in Canada. Here is an organiz... read more
Natural solutions for living a clean and healthy lifeHealth consciousness is an area of transformational and unprecedented growth in the North American public today. More and more people are seeking alternative solutions to conventional medical practices. For many, a natural approach to healing everything from common ailments to serious diseases is preferable when compared to the invasive medi... read more
The book on this page is the first edition of Why Mr. Right Can't Find You, published in 2008, and is now out of date. The newly revised, updated Second Edition of Why Mr. Right Can't Find You is now available on Amazon as a paperback and as a Kindle book. It says "Second Edition" on the cover, and is wholly revised, including the smartest, most current guide to online dating, including the re... read more
EARN SPEND SAVE A savvy guide to money for Canadian women Say goodbye to debt, boost your income, plan for retirement, and manage your money like a pro. From recession-proof investment strategies to taming that paper pile, Earn, Spend, Save is bursting with smart advice and real-life tips to help you save money and time. Use Chatelaine's six-month, step-by-step plan to take control of your fin... read more
Meet Kathryn Borel, bon vivant and undutiful daughter. Now meet her father, Philippe, former chef, eccentric genius, and wine aficionado extraordinaire. Kathryn is like her father in every way but one: she's totally ignorant when it comes to wine. And although Philippe has devoted untold parenting hours to delivering impassioned oenological orations, she has managed to remain unenlightened. Bu... read more
One of Canada's hottest restaurants puts a Fresh spin on vegetarian cuisine!Toronto's Fresh restaurants are consistently rated as among the most popular restaurants in the city. Appealing to vegetarians, vegans and those who enjoy meatfree meals as part of a healthy diet, Fresh has evolved from a humble juice bar into a chain of three dynamic and gorgeous downtown restaurants.reFresh is a new ... read more
STEP INSIDE THE NEXT GENERATION OF ECONOMICS, BUSINESS STRATEGY, AND INVESTING In this radical business book, Barbara Gray makes it clear that all is not as it seems. Just when we think we know the rules of the road, we find we have hit the age of economic abundance—and surprises await. Gray navigates us through this journey with great insight and acuity, sharing stories and case studies about... read more
The key to a happy retirement may be . . . not retiring.The rules of retirement have changed and there’s more at risk than ever. People are living longer and have to finance as many years in retirement as they had in their entire working career. So what will thirty or forty years, or more, in retirement look like for you?The old idea of full-stop retirement—going from 100 per cent work mode to... read more
Meditating with Animals is an 8 1/2 x 11 full color, photo rich, beautifully designed storybook filled with animal pictures and stories as well as fun meditations such as "The Awesome Meditation" and the "Everything but the Kitchen Sink Meditation" that will allow you to effortlessly create deeper connections with your animal companions.About the book: Our animals show us unconditional love in... read more
"…The Miracle of Health is for everyone who wants to live better and longer."—Dr. John Ratey, MD, author of Spark, Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical SchoolEveryone has heard the "hows" and the "whys" when it comes to health and fitness, so why don't we all look and feel the way we truly desire? Good question! Our answer: Because knowledge alone does not inspire change... read more
REVISED AND UPDAT ED WITH NEW RESEARCH INTO EQ AND PERSONAL AND CAREER SUCCESS What is the formula for success at your job? As a spouse? A parent? A Little League baseball coach or behind the bench of a minor hockey team? What does it take to get ahead? To separate yourself from the competition? To lead a less stressful and happier existence? To be fulfilled in personal and professional pursui... read more
“Relatable right from the first page, The Authenticity Principle is an honest and thoughtful immersion into what it truly means to be ‘The Other.’ A definite must-read for all!” – Deepa Mehta, film director and screenwriter“This book is guaranteed to change how you think about yourself and those around you, while giving you the edge you need to be an inclusive leader in today’s world.” – Bill ... read more
When former executive and entrepreneur Don Sheppard awoke the morning after the 2016 U.S. presidential election, he was horrified to learn that Donald Trump had become the 45th president of the United States. Committed to strong business principles and ethics throughout his varied career, Sheppard was concerned about the role model Trump as a businessperson―and now the most powerful person in ... read more
Be realistic. That's what we hear all the time, even when no one is actually saying it.Heather Moyse was certainly not being 'realistic' when she decided, at the age of twenty-seven, to try to represent Canada in the 2006 Winter Olympics just five months later, in a sport she had never done before: bobsleigh. So what did it take for this master's student to become a three-time Olympian, two-ti... read more
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