About Me

I hold a doctorate in English Language and Literature from the University of Oxford and have 25 years of experience editing a diverse variety of materials in numerous genres. I am eclectic in my interests and comfortable with a very wide range of subjects in the humanities and sciences. In addition to non-fiction projects, I enjoy working on fiction for adults, young adults, and children.

In 2017, I received the Tom Fairley Award, which recognizes Canada’s top editor and the recipient’s contribution to a work published in Canada, in my case, the critically acclaimed book Charles Gretton: Clock and Watchmaking Through the Golden Age.

I was invited in 2021 to become the language editor for eScience, an international journal publishing peer-reviewed scientific and technological research in interdisciplinary fields related to energy, electrochemistry, electronics, and the environment.

I have also been an active member of Editors Canada since 2005, serving on provincial and national executives and co-developing exams in all four subject areas of the professional certification program. In 2020, I joined the organization’s roster of webinar presenters.

I offer a complete range of editing services, including book indexing. As a writer, I provide creative non-fiction, plain-language writing/rewriting, government and business materials, policies, advertising copy, coaching, and ghost writing. I also am experienced in copyright and permissions research and licensing negotiations.

My 2018 The Book of Lua: Stories and Wisdom from a Little Cat with Mobility Challenges was a finalist in two categories of the Next Generation Indie Book Awards. I have also co-authored three books with award-winning writer Daniel Friedmann.

I am committed to providing professional, meticulous, timely service and will help you express your ideas clearly and effectively.

Inquiries are welcome, and I am happy to provide free estimates.

Areas of Expertise


  • Copy editing
  • Copyright research
  • Developmental editing
  • Fact checking
  • Image/photo research
  • Indexing
  • Manuscript assessment
  • Permissions negotiation
  • Plain-language editing
  • Project management
  • Proofreading
  • Reference formatting
  • Structural editing
  • Stylistic editing
  • Translation editing
  • Writing


  • Academic books and articles
  • Adult fiction
  • Bibliographies
  • Children’s & young adults’ fiction
  • Dissertations and theses
  • Educational materials
  • Government materials
  • Grant & university applications
  • Indexes
  • Magazines
  • Newsletters
  • Policies & procedures
  • Study guides
  • Teachers’ guides
  • Tests & assessment materials


  • African Studies
  • Animal Welfare & Rights
  • Anthropology
  • Archaeology
  • Biosciences
  • Chemistry & Electrochemistry
  • China Studies
  • Classical Studies
  • Conservation & Sustainability
  • Copyright
  • Cross-cultural Studies
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Engineering (Chemical, Electrical, Mechanical)
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Fitness & Health
  • Gender Studies
  • Geology
  • Government
  • History (Ancient to Modern)
  • Indigenous Studies
  • Information Technology
  • Law
  • Linguistics
  • Literature
  • Medicine
  • Memoir
  • Near Eastern Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Photo & Art Research
  • Political Science
  • Psychology & Psychiatry
  • Religion & Spirituality
  • Science & Technology
  • Sociology
  • Urban Studies

Editorial Excellence Since 1997