I love helping authors get their messages out to the world.
I owe my second career as a journalist to a fortunate fall from a horse that resulted in a broken right wrist, among other injuries. This incident came at the perfect time. It was like the Universe telling me that it was time for something new and different. Being ejected from my saddle also meant I was ejected from my job. This cleared the way for me to go back to school.
I haven’t looked back.
Today, I enjoy writing and editing a variety of informational and promotional content for my clients. And, since I launched my business in 2010, I’ve had the pleasure of helping some amazing authors polish and publish their nonfiction books.
Before launching my business, I worked on a freelance basis writing for local magazines and newspapers in the Victoria, B.C. area. I also worked as an in-house editor for two special-interest magazines where I had the pleasure of interviewing many industry experts for news and feature stories. This position is where I honed my skills at working to deadline.
I studied journalism/photojournalism at a private institution in Victoria, B.C., was the first student to get a full-page article published in a local newspaper, and I went on to earn the highest honours in my graduating class.
My natural curiosity is a gift when it comes to digging up the facts and interviewing for story. I’ve become adept at asking the right questions and, together with my friendly personality, I inspire people to open up and share with ease.
As an editor, I know the importance of ensuring the author’s message is clear.