Professional Activities

Public Speaking

  • Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Charlas de Escritura Académica (2021):
    • Week 1: What Editors Do: From Concept to Completion
    • Week 2: The Publication Journey: Book and Journal Editing
  • Victoria Writers Society: When to Hire an Editor (2021)
  • The Editors Vine, Editors Canada: Marketing for Editors (2020)
  • Federation of BC Writers: What Editors Do (2020)
  • Federation of BC Writers: Working with an Editor (2020)
  • Federation of BC Writers conference: The Value of Editing (2019)
  • Sidney Public Library: The Editing Process (2019)
  • Federation of BC Writers Self-Publishing Workshop: The Importance of Editing (2016)
  • Federation of BC Writers, Nanaimo Public Library: Twenty Tips for Tightening Prose: Self-Editing and Editing Software (2016)
  • Crime Writers of Canada: Copy Editing (2015)
  • Using MS Word for Editors
  • Editing on PDF


  • Interview for Victoria Festival of Writers, 2021, with Emily Riddle
  • Chair, Professional Editors Association of Vancouver Island, 2015-2019, 2021
  • President’s Award for Volunteer Service, Editors Canada, 2021
  • Co-moderator, The Editors Vine (online PD and social group), Editors Canada, 2020-ongoing
  • Organizer, Blue Pencil Sessions for Writers: 2015, 2016, 2017


  • MA, Art and Architectural History, University of Victoria
  • PhD (incomplete), Art and Architectural History, University of Washington
  • Editorial Internship, University of Washington Press
  • Editing Certificate, University of Washington Extension
  • Plain Language Workshop
  • Eight Steps of Editing Workshop