I am a Toronto-based writer and editor with a master’s degree in Creative Writing, Publishing and Editing. Before recently moving to Toronto, I worked internationally as a freelance writer, editor and English teacher in Australia, South Korea and Japan. The time I spent living abroad made me an expert in handling the slipperiness of meaning and language. My years teaching not only solidified my command of English grammar and communication, but also strengthened my belief in the power and influence of high-quality books and written materials.
I have six years’ experience as an editor and proofreader, including two years in-house at a large independent publisher where I worked with books through each stage of the publishing process.
I have worked on literary magazines, travel books and guides, cookbooks, illustrated and narrative non-fiction, memoir, academic texts, websites, annual reports, marketing and PR materials, children’s fiction, short- and long-form fiction, and poetry.
I am the co-author of Redrafting Winter (BuschekBooks, 2015), which was a finalist for the QWF’s A.M. Klein Prize for Poetry. My fiction, poetry and commentary have appeared in publications in Canada and Australia, including Arc Poetry Magazine, Branch Magazine, The Big Issue, carte blanche, Cordite, Headlight, Kill Your Darlings, Sleepers Almanac, Soliloquies and Translating Horses (Baseline Press, 2015). In 2014 I was shortlisted for both the Affirm Press Creative Writing Prize for fiction and the Whitmore Press Manuscript Prize for poetry. I am also the author of the blog Falling Through Doors.
• MA (high distinction) Creative Writing, Publishing & Editing, University of Melbourne
• BA (honours, distinction) Creative Writing & English Literature, Concordia University (Montreal)
• TESL (Teaching English as a Second Language) Certificate, TESL Ontario
• Full Member of Editors Victoria
• Member of Writers Victoria