I am a writer, editor, and translator with more than 25 years’ experience, both in-house and freelance.
I have written hundreds of articles about entertainment, children’s literature, health, travel, home décor, and parenting for various publications, including Quill & Quire, The Globe and Mail, Canadian Children’s Book News, Canadian Living, Homemakers, Homemakers.com, and The New York Times.
I began my career in the copyediting department of Ladies’ Home Journal. I worked as a copyeditor for TV Guide Canada and as an editor for Style at Home, CanadianLiving.com, Microsoft Home Magazine, MySweetBaby.ca (Rogers Media), MochaSofa.ca (Transcontinental Media), and WorkLivePlayCafe. Currently, I copyedit and edit children’s books for publication as well as offer manuscript evaluations.
Two decades ago, I started translating articles, recipes, and other documents from French to English for Style at Home and other Transcontinental Media properties. I have since worked on the Société des alcools du Québec’s TCHIN TCHIN and Cellier magazines, SAQ.com, CAA-Quebec’s Touring magazine, OWL magazine, and Owlkids Books.
I am the author of three books for children: the nonfiction What If Soldiers Fought with Pillows? (Owlkids Books, 2020) as well as the novels The Other Side (Red Deer Press, 2020) and Clutch (Red Deer Press, 2017). Clutch was named among Kirkus‘s Best Middle Grade Historical Fiction of 2017. Both Clutch and The Other Side are Skipping Stones Honor Award winners. To read more about my children’s literature, visit my author site.
Other editorial experience
Other editorial experience includes co-writing the content for the Glenn Gould Foundation’s Instrumental website about music and mental health for teens, digital consulting for a nonprofit, editing and managing the book-review blog for Mabel’s Fables children’s bookstore, creating e-newsletters and web copy, writing advertorials and press releases, and creating and executing inbound (SEO and social media) marketing plans.
I hold a BA in Communication Studies from Concordia University and an MA in Journalism from New York University. I recently completed the online multimedia course Into the Darkness: Investigating Film Noir from Ball State University just for fun!
Volunteer and memberships
I am a member of the Canadian Society of Children’s Authors, Illustrators and Performers (CANSCAIP), for which I volunteer as speaker coordinator for the organization’s annual Packaging Your Imagination conference. I was also a planning committee member for its monthly meetings. I am a member of the Canadian Children’s Book Centre, The Writers’ Union of Canada, IBBY Canada and SCBWI-Canada East.