After finishing my master’s degree, I worked for over 30 years in rehabilitation and health care as a clinician, researcher, educator, and administrator. My job included writing and editing journal articles, brief research summaries, grant proposals, policies, guidelines, and reports to funders. I’m passionate about making research findings easy to read and meaningful, so I pursued formal training in copy editing and proofreading to perfect my skills. I now work as a full-time editor. I’m also an adjunct professor at Western University.
I do regular work for Editarians and am a copy editor at the Canadian Journal of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. I’m a member of Editors Canada.
I’m a wannabe minimalist, always moving closer to the clarity of an uncluttered life, and I share that energy with clients (with anyone who will listen, really). I think of editing as decluttering words to let the message shine through.
In the Before Times, pre-COVID, I was an avid traveller. I’ve (mostly) stopped my habit of jumping on airplanes to new adventures because of the climate crisis, but I continue to go on adventures in more responsible ways. I’m also fond of pens and stationery (no minimalism there) and I’m an outdoor enthusiast.
Saving the best for last, I’m a mother. I have two amazing
teenagers young adults who are the brightest joy in this wonderful life.