About

Profile

Since 2001 I have been active in various facets of publishing, from writing, editing, and indexing to design and production.

I am a certified professional editor and active member of the Editors’ Association of Canada. For several years I worked in house for D&M Publishers, at the time Canada’s largest independent book publisher, as both editor and editorial coordinator, developing editorial systems to improve communication with authors and freelance editors, streamline workflow, and minimize errors. I have also been a freelancer for a variety of clients, editing, indexing, and designing a spectrum of publication genres from educational books and scholarly journals to market research reports and online guides. In 2012 I received the Editors’ Association of Canada’s Tom Fairley Award for Editorial Excellence in recognition of my work.

I have an eye for detail and have worked extensively with standard style guides such as the Chicago Manual of Style and the Canadian Press Style Book. I was involved in updating Meeting Professional Editorial Standards for copy editing, published by the Editors’ Association of Canada.

I look forward to each project as an opportunity to learn something new.

Education

  • Technical Communication Certificate, Vancouver Island University
  • Master of Publishing, Simon Fraser University
  • Master of Science (Physics), University of British Columbia
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours in Physics), University of Alberta

Teaching

  • On-Screen Editing: Getting the Most out of Microsoft Word, SFU Writing and Communications Program

Other Professional Development

  • Assessing Student Learning, SFU Writing and Communications Program teaching workshop
  • Planning to Teach, SFU Writing and Communications Program teaching workshop
  • Organizer, PubPro 2013: An Unconference for Managing Editors and Publication Production Specialists
  • Member of the Editors’ Association of Canada Certification Steering Committee (national) and Programs Committee (BC branch)
  • Ethics for Editors, Editors’ Association of Canada seminar
  • Picture Research, Editors’ Association of Canada seminar
  • Past member of the Editors’ Association of Canada Credential Maintenance Subcommittee
  • An In-house Editors’ Open Discussion Group (as session leader), Editors’ Association of Canada Conference
  • Grammar Fundamentals, Editors’ Association of Canada seminar
  • Indexing: An Overview for Editors and Publishers, SFU Summer Publishing Program
  • Punctuation and Mechanics, Editors’ Association of Canada seminar
  • Plain Language Principles, SFU Writing and Publishing Program
  • Secrets of Syntax, Editors’ Association of Canada seminar
  • Clear and Concise: Guidelines for Style, Editors’ Association of Canada seminar
  • Strategies for Book Editing, Editors’ Association of Canada seminar
  • Usage Woes and Myths, Editors’ Association of Canada seminar
  • Adobe Illustrator, Emily Carr University Continuing Studies

Interests

Although I am happy to work on a wide variety of nonfiction publications, I have a particular interest in cookbooks, as well as books about science and natural history, history, cultural studies, public policy, and language.