My editing experience began when working as a tutor for my next door neighbours. Guiding them through their many English essays taught me how to help writers shape their ideas into the best possible final product.
Since then, I have continued to work with writers to help express their
ideas in the best possible way, branching out from papers and essays to
full-length fiction manuscripts.
I am a member of Editors Canada and hold an Editing Certificate from George Brown College. I also hold a Bachelor of Science from the University of Toronto and a Master 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 manager 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 to WattPad, Indigenous Fashion Arts, imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts 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 film blog, and an editorial contributor to Toronto Film Scene. I am the current treasurer on the exec of Editors Toronto.
I enjoy working with writers who are passionate about their writing, regardless of what they write. No matter what the genre or media, I work closely with authors to support their vision and maintain their voice, while polishing and refining the words to create the best possible final version.
Being a professional editor allows me to constantly explore new ideas and voices. While I love my fantasy and humanities 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.