Write without fear.

Do you have a story to tell but you're too afraid to share it? Want to write like someone you admire but feel like you can't? Are you drawing a blank the second your fingers touch the keyboard? Do you want your writing to change the status quo?

There is no better time to write. The war against women, people of colour and LGBTQ communities is becoming an increasing reality. Telling your story and sharing your lived experience is resistance. 

Good writing can change the world. My work has helped shape the language used in newsrooms, is taught at several universities in Canada, discussed in mainstream media and has changed policies on racism. Whether it's reported stories, narrative non-fiction, features or personal essays, I can help you write stories that are powerful and influential

With award-winning stories, a career as an editor and journalist and four years of experience as a journalism and English teaching assistant and tutor, I'm looking to help non-fiction writers produce their most badass and courageous work. 

I'm especially looking to work with new and emerging writers, new businesses and startups, writers of colour, business owners and young people interested in writing. Contact me for affordable rates and let me help you write your empire.

 
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ARTICLE EDITING

Short and long features, longform

I review your entire article and offer suggestions for structure, organization, tone, flow, clarity and cohesion. I’ll help you identify gaps and any other unclear areas, as well as identify possible legal and ethical concerns and how to navigate sensitive issues. 

 

proofreading

Manuscripts, emails, newsletters, resumes, CVs

I’ll read final, edited text and look for typos or other errors such as sentence structure, misspelled names and improperly aligned images. Business owners welcome!

I also proofread manuscripts, articles, emails to important clients, newsletters, resumes and cover letters.

 

SECTIONAL manuscript EVALUATION

Get constructive feedback on your book chapters

For those who can’t afford the service of a full manuscript evaluation. Whether you’ve completed a draft, a few pages or a chapter, I offer a feedback session in person, by phone or video chat to discuss your overall chapter(s) as well as synopsis, structure, organization, clarity, tone, flow and the arguments and questions you hope to answer in your project. Does not include editing (contact for a bundle package). Up to 50 pages.

 

PERSONAL ESSAY editing

Write FIERCELY and courageously 

I'll edit your personal essay or memoir piece and bring out your most authentic, fearless voice. The most essential part of personal essay writing is the ability to turn your experience into something that's relatable and universal for your audience. After years of writing personal essays, I can help you tell the story you've always wanted to.

 

SENSITIVITY READING

avoid potentially hurtful or insensitive language

Not sure if what you've written could cause unintentional damage or offense to an individual or group? I can read your work and identify and remedy potential pitfalls, including language and ideas that may get you in hot water. Together, we'll work on the ethical, social and moral issues involved, dealing with internalized bias, the appropriate language to use when discussing race, gender issues, violence or social justice issues and even how to prepare and interview people involved with sensitive subjects. 

RESEARCH ASSISTANCE

In-depth research for your upcoming project

I’ll help you learn how to access databases and maximize your search results online. I will also help you locate primary and secondary sources for your article, book or project and teach you how to get the most out of interviewing a source.