Ok, ok, I was that kid at school who won every spelling bee. I used to circle mistakes handwritten in cards, yearbooks, and even the notes we secretly passed around in class. But I was never snooty about it. Hey, I love the English language and sharing my knowledge about it but not to the point of belligerence. Holds true today too. Guess that’s why those childhood friendships lasted and also why my clients return.
My successful corporate career, spanning over two decades and two Canadian provinces, paved my path to self-employment. In the corporate world I was relied on constantly for proofreading and editing, eventually becoming an in-demand editor for colleagues and their clients although it wasn’t my official title.
I attended several seminars and workshops on communications, writing, and grammar and editing to keep my skills sharp and refreshed. My keen eye shone through as one of my greatest assets. And I earned a reputation for having an exceptional knowledge of language, respecting deadlines, building relationships, and being detail-oriented, consistent, and accurate.
I realized I could leverage this experience and be of greater service to a larger clientele with various writing and editing projects as an independent professional. In 2012 I felt the confidence and validation to hang my own shingle. I’m living and working with more passion and fulfilment than ever. And it shows in my work. A win for me! A win for you!
Apart from being a language maven and business owner, I’m a wife, mother of two, and a community volunteer.
See if my expertise matches your needs.
I’m approaching 30 years of communications experience across several sectors: corporate, agency, government, retail, not-for-profit, and entrepreneurial. Many of those years was in the capacity of an EA whose editing was relied on exclusively by C-suite Executives, Partners, and Senior VPs.
I’m well-versed in Canadian Press (CP) Style and also familiar with the writing style guide for the Society of Petroleum Engineers. I’ve worked with environmentalists, engineers, media and PR pros, business owners, and various industry experts. Check out the website testimonials I received from many of them.
Confidently and capably working with all levels and sectors, I’ve accumulated a vast breadth of knowledge in my diverse career. I believe this matters to you because you know I can hit the ground running regardless of your business, background, or editing needs.
Yes, I’m an editor. But how else do I serve you besides elevating your communications to amplify your brand? It boils down to confidence, partnership, and integrity. I virtually become an extension of your marketing team. I’m about building trusted, professional relationships and providing a great client experience.