After earning a PhD in English and Cultural Studies from McMaster University in 2004, I worked as a postdoctoral researcher at Queen's University and the University of Tasmania and published a book monograph, Imagining Justice, with McGill-Queen's University Press. It was around that time that I also began dabbling in the art of editing. My experiences as a member of the editorial board of a scholarly journal, and as the co-editor of a substantial collection of essays, convinced me to immerse myself more fully in editing work and allowed me to hone my craft.
I have more than a decade of editing experience now, specializing in academic manuscripts but also knowledgeable about editing everything from trade books to magazines to grant proposals. Editing isn't for everyone. It requires a scrupulous eye for detail, a willingness to work in the shadows, and a healthy dose of self-discipline. But for me, it's the best kind of work there is: it means that I get to cultivate trusting relationships with people whose work I come to care deeply about, and that I spend much of my life thinking about words and ideas. I live on the shores of Lake Simcoe, Ontario, with my husband and three children, although my clients live all over the world.