I am a writer, copy editor and proofreader originally from Toronto, Canada but now living in Leeds, West Yorkshire.
After receiving my BA (Hons) in English Literature from the University of Guelph (Guelph, Canada), I studied journalism at George Brown College (Toronto, Canada) and received a certificate in editing, which included coursework on grammar, proofreading, copy editing and substantive editing.
For more than 10 years I have provided writing, copy editing and proofreading services both in-house and freelance. Along with working in publishing at one of Canada’s daily newspapers (24 Hours), an online magazine (the now-defunct Business without Borders) and a magazine/catalogue (Vintages), I have also worked in marketing and communications at non-profit agencies (Legal Aid Ontario, Partners for Planning) and a charity (Ronald McDonald House Charities Toronto).
My freelance proofreading projects include reviewing articles slated for publication, marketing collateral, small business websites, print materials and self-published novels. I also freelance as a Content Editor, writing and editing web content, most recently for a leading food delivery services blog and a charity that looks after waterways in England and Wales.
The move from Toronto to Leeds was huge, but I’ve always been an Anglophile so I really enjoy life in Leeds. I also love how close I am to Yorkshire’s stunning countryside, as well as London and the rest of Europe.
I’ve recently migrated blog posts over from my long-running food and travel blog, Champagne Minimalist. These days I see no reason to maintain two separate websites – whether my writing is published by others, or I’ve simply hit the ‘publish’ button on my own site, it’s still going to give interested parties a chance to see my work.