I am a writer, editor, and translator with more than 15 years’ experience, both in-house and freelance.
I have written hundreds of articles about entertainment, children’s literature, health, travel, home décor, and parenting for various publications, including The Globe and Mail, Canadian Living, Homemakers, Homemakers.com, The New York Times, Help! We’ve Got Kids, Quill & Quire, and BellExpressvu’s Vu magazine.
I began my career in the copyediting department of Ladies’ Home Journal. I worked as a copyeditor for TV Guide Canada and as an editor for Style at Home, Canadian Living.com, Microsoft Home Magazine, MySweetBaby.ca (Rogers Media), MochaSofa.ca (Transcontinental Media), and WorkLivePlayCafe.
A decade ago, I started translating articles, recipes, and other documents from French to English for Style at Home and other Transcontinental Media properties. I have since worked on the Société des alcools du Québec’s TCHIN TCHIN and Cellier magazines, SAQ.com, CAA-Quebec’s Touring magazine, and OWL magazine.
I am the author of three books for children: the nonfiction What If Soldiers Fought with Pillows? (Owlkids Books 2020) as well as the novels The Other Side (Red Deer Press, 2020) and Clutch (Red Deer Press, 2017). Clutch was named among Kirkus‘s Best Middle Grade Historical Fiction of 2017 and is a 2018 Skipping Stones Honor Award winner. To read more about my children’s literature, visit my author site.
Other editorial experience
Other editorial experience includes digital consulting for a nonprofit, editing and managing the book-review blog for Mabel’s Fables children’s bookstore, creating e-newsletters and web copy, writing advertorials and press releases, and creating and executing inbound (SEO and social media) marketing plans.
I hold a BA in Communication Studies from Concordia University and an MA in Journalism from New York University. I recently completed the online multimedia course Into the Darkness: Investigating Film Noir from Ball State University just for fun!
Volunteer and memberships
I am a member of the Canadian Society of Children’s Authors, Illustrators and Performers (CANSCAIP), for which I volunteer as speaker coordinator for the organization’s annual Packaging Your Imagination conference. I was also a planning committee member for its monthly meetings. I am also a member of the Canadian Children’s Book Centre, The Writers’ Union of Canada, and SCBWI-Canada East.