My editing experience began as a tutor for my next door neighbours in the sixth grade. Guiding them through their many English essays was my first experience in helping writers shape their ideas into something that readers could engage with.
Since then, I have continued to work with writers to help them express their ideas in the best possible way, branching out from papers and essays to exploring strange new worlds in full-length fiction manuscripts.
I am a member of Editors Canada and have an Editing Certificate from George Brown College. I have passed Editors Canada's Editing Essentials test. I also have a Bachelor of Science from the University of Toronto and a Masters of Arts from York University. I am currently working towards a Publishing Certificate through The Chang School at Toronto Metropolitan University.
Professionally, I have an eclectic background ranging from festival volunteer management to front of house supervisor, skating coach to film critic. As an editor, I have worked with many first-time, independent and self-published fiction writers, primarily in fantasy, science fiction and YA. In addition to working with independent authors, I have provided editorial services for Wattpad, Eye of Newt Books, Indigenous Fashion Arts, imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival, Hot Docs Film Festival, Reel Asian International Film Festival and BHI Group. I am a former editing manager for Dreaming Big Publications. I completed an editorial internship at Faze.ca and for three years I was an associate editor with Cinefilles.ca, a Toronto-based film blog, and an editorial contributor to Toronto Film Scene. From 2021 - 2023, I was the treasurer for Editors Toronto, and I have helped organize speakers for the Editors Canada conferences in 2021, 2023 and 2024.
I enjoy working with writers who are passionate about their stories, regardless of what they write. No matter what the genre or media, my goal is to support the author's vision and maintain their voice while polishing and refining their work to create something that will resonate with readers.
Being a professional editor allows me to constantly explore new ideas and new voices. While I love my fantasy and sci-fi niches, I also love branching out into new genres and bringing my experience to them while gaining new insight into the craft of writing and storytelling.