About Me

I have been writing and editing for over 30 years.

As an editor, I work on book manuscripts at every level from substantive and stylistic to copy editing and proofreading. I perform manuscript evaluations and provide coaching services. I work on fiction (mystery, romance, YA) and creative nonfiction (memoir, historical, self-help, health, spiritual, academic, and more).  I’ve worked on four-page newsletters and four-colour magazines, business documents and training manuals, theses and dissertations. I’ve covered too many topics to list.

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As an author, I’ve written long-form features and short news bits, op/eds and blog posts, celebrity profiles and lifestyle articles. I’ve been published in news sites, print dailies, alternative weeklies, consumer magazines, trade magazines, and newsletters.

Current and past clients include Harbour Publishing, Douglas & McIntyre, Greystone Books, Royal BC Museum, Three Rascals Press, Wonderwell (formerly LifeTree Media),  Goddess Ink, SFU Publications, SFU Centre for Online and Distance Education, BC Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure, Alberta Ministry of Seniors, Community and Social Supports, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, and numerous self-publishing authors. 

See editing samples here and writing samples here.

I have a Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Nonfiction Writing. I’m currently marketing a memoir about mild traumatic brain injury. I also hold certificates in editing, publishing, and business writing. 

I am a member of the Creative Nonfiction Collective and Canadian Freelance Guild, and a member emeritus of Editors Canada.

Tessa-Close-Up-cropped-2I live in Port Coquitlam, BC, with my office assistant, Tessa.

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