After marrying in 1990, I spent a number of years travelling around the world with my husband’s job (including attending the L'École Cordon Bleu cooking school in Paris). Needing a portable occupation, I began occasional freelance editing and formatting, mainly in scientific fields. When we finally returned to Canada in 2003, I expanding my repertoire in terms of both subject matter and editing abilities, joined the Editors’ Association of Canada, and attended courses to hone my editing skills (including workshops in indexing, grant writing, and advanced proofreading).
In addition to my work as an editor, I am also the project manager for the revision and expansion of the Canada’s Early Women Writers database project (CEWW) at Simon Fraser University, which launched in May 2018. The project includes a bio-bibliographic database housed within the Canadian Writing Research Collaboratory at the University of Alberta, and a simpler, searchable database. I also maintain a project blog. Now that the project has launched, my time committment is far less, and I can take on more extensive editing work.
I have also published a number of peer-reviewed articles on topics in early Canadian literature, children’s literature, and the literature of British India.
Until now, editing has always been only one of my roles, as I was at the same time a mother, a university instructor, and a database project manager. Now that the children have grown and the project has launched, I am intending to devote myself more fully to editing and formatting, which I also love.
Things I do or have done
- Taught English language and literature at SFU and BCIT
- Co-instructed at the Digital Humanities Summer Institute at UVic for three sessions
- Review children’s and young adult literature
- Cycle as often as I can (hiking and snowshoeing are also favourites)
- Travel around BC and abroad
- Cook gourmet dinners for family and friends
Contact me at email@example.com