I work as a copy and stylistic editor on medical and humanities pieces, helping to produce 50 issues of the journal per year.
I copy-edit and proofread technical reports on drugs and health technologies, for the public and for health care decision-makers.
I have more than 25 years' experience in structural editing, copy-editing, and proofreading text of all types, from novels and short stories to journals and academic writing.
Fiction. My father drowned in the Aegean Sea, fifty nautical miles northeast of the port of Piraeus. When it happened, my mother and I were at home in Toronto. It was early evening in Greece, afternoon for us, and I was at school when she found out. Niko Kiriakos, tentative heir to the ailing Calypso Shipping fleet, always suspected he was cursed. Following his sudden disappearance, his wife, ... read more
How do you kill a shadow? As a raging storm descends on the Blasted Coast, the crippled young rigger, Caleb Rusk, meets a stranger on the road. Little does he know that the encounter will pull him into a conflict that threatens everything he holds dear—and change the course of his life forever.Meanwhile, in the Capital of Taralius, a string of inexplicable deaths have captured the attention of... read more
Grace’s nine-year-old son, Jordan, is dying. First, the Metagenesis disease will tear his soul from his body, and then it will kill him. Desperate for a cure, Grace agrees to take part in an illegal clinical trial cloning souls. Supported by her best friend Kay, the two embark on the ultimate “Vegas Vacation” to the past in search of the right soul to clone, racing against time to save Jordan’... read more
Having survived the final trials of the Academy, Johanna and her friends begin their careers amidst the stars as Midshipmen in the Alliance Navy fleet. As they take their first steps, hidden forces continue their work to de-stabilize the very Alliance so many have fought to protect. Their plans will empower a madman, whose murderous attempt to usurp power will incite war for the first time in ... read more
Despite the trauma of battles that haunt him and an estranged family he struggles to accept, James Butler tries to do what is right, find love, and make his own way in the world. By saving one life, James takes history down a different path from ours. By following his premonitions, he will shape the events of this war, the lives of millions, and the map of a continent as winter edges into 1813.
A dozen years ago, as the war in Sierra Leone was ending and their Small Girl Unit destroyed, Angel-of-Death and No-Mercy escaped from the rebels who had forced them to fight and commit atrocities. These former child-soldiers became Angel and Mercy, young women with careers, but without histories or families. Their hidden past and hopeful future begin to unravel when they are called upon to he... read more
Inspired by real events, this is the story of sixteen-year-old Angel-of-Death and ten-year-old No-Mercy, child-rebels who were forced to fight for the Revolutionary United Front in Sierra Leone. As the war nears its end in 2001, they are separated. They had wanted to stop fighting and live together as sisters, but now they must fight the rebels they had served, fight the agencies that would se... read more
Book one in the Alexa Stone series. Beyond Alexa Stone’s miserable, hum-drum human existence, a battle to maintain the balance of the Elements has been waging for centuries. Unbeknownst to her, her fate does not include the small-town subsistence, thankless job, and uncaring foster family that make up her current life. She discovers, through the stranger Landon Knight, that the destiny she has... read more
Joaquin Bridger is a former soldier who settles in the town of Redwood, becomes a police officer, marries, and has a daughter. He and his family live there peacefully for ten years, and then tragedy strikes. His wife and daughter are killed in a confrontation with bank robbers, and he blames himself. He quits the police force and begins a wandering, aimless life around town, walking wherever h... read more
The dead body in the pool is putting a serious dent in Geoff’s morning. An ex-pat property manager on the Caribbean island of Bequia, Geoff doesn’t want a spotlight shone on the secret past he left behind in Canada, but now he’s the suspect in a brutal murder. With no help from the inept local police force, he’s drawn into investigating the murder himself, to clear his name. As Geoff finds out... read more
Darren Durant returns to Vancouver in 1988 after living in Tehran for three years and coping with the chaos of the Iran-Iraq war, including nightly missile attacks. He is now determined to establish himself as a painter and find a dependable companion. He had traveled to Iran after an agonizing separation from his beloved wife, Erica. Even the sacrifice to abandon his artistic passion and work... read more
“Janitor” is a story about a man whose skin pigments happen to be predominantly black, who exists in Southern society before the advent of a kinder and gentler America. Although he is not treated with respect at his custodial job or in town, he is the embodiment of affability and graciousness. One day, something dramatic happens to alter the shameful attitude of his fellow citizens toward him.... read more
Danger and romance roll like thunder through horse whisperer Kat Bonner’s world, when a known felon comes to the ranch to drop a bomb about her past. Kat turns to Pierce for help; the same Pierce who bucks her every chance he gets, and whose feverish investigation lands them in trouble with the law and directly in the path of a serial killer. Mystery deepens, fraught with wrong turns, bumbling... read more
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I have over 20 years of editorial experience at Big5 publishers, specializing in commercial genre fiction and select narrative non-fiction.
A very experienced proofreader/copy-editor, having worked for a publisher (Endeavour, now Lume) and authors via Reedsy. Specialism: fiction