I live in Halifax, Nova Scotia, on unceded and unsurrendered Mi’kmaw territory, with my partner and our 2 kids. There are also 3 cats who deign to live with us.
I was an Acquisitions and Development Editor with a small, social justice-focused academic press for eleven years, where I was responsible for the acquisition, management, and substantive and stylistic editing of a number of manuscripts. I was also responsible for the writing of promotional materials, and have prepared many successful grant applications.
During this time, I have also worked as a freelance editor, copyeditor, and proofreader.
Before I began working as an editor, I spent 9 years employed as a contract researcher. Working within a variety of disciplines — anthropology, medicine, nursing, social work, and law — I engaged in both qualitative and quantitative research. I conducted interviews and focus groups, developed and administered surveys, coded and analyzed data, managed and mentored research assistants, provided literature reviews, and wrote final reports.
I have BAs in Anthropology and Religious Studies, MAs in Religious Studies and Globalization Studies, and I have taken a selection of editing courses in Ryerson University’s Publishing Program.