With 9+ years of publishing experience and four years working as a professional editor, I specialize in substantive, stylistic and developmental/project editing. I offer a range of services, tailored for your project, including:
- initial consultation and project planning;
- illustrated reverse outlines on draft texts;
- extensive written and in-person or telephone commentary and suggestions;
- restructuring and rewriting;
- fact-checking and background research;
- image research and rights acquisition;
- basic copy-editing is included for all drafts.
I work with everything from short web-based writing to technical texts such as menus to book-length projects, while most of my experience is with 1,000 to 20,000 word essays and research papers. My topic specialties are contemporary visual and performing art, environmental justice and ecology. I am well-versed in the vocabularies of queer, trans-positive feminism, anti-racist and decolonial scholarship and activism. I’m also an amateur botanist and herbalist, an avid cook and eater, and a lifelong fiction reader, all of which inform my topic and formal flexibility as an editor. I have experience working with ESL writers and strive to preserve the unique stylistic influences of other languages while finessing smooth, readable English text.
My editing philosophy is informed by a generosity of spirit, a commitment to collaborative working modes, and great respect for the unique styles of the writers I work with.
My rates are between $30 and $75 per hour, depending on the project. For an estimate, please contact me using the form below. I am open to bartering for the following services: print and web design, video editing, bicycle mechanics, health services.
References and text samples available upon request.
PUBLIC SPEAKING AND TEACHING
I am available for guest lectures, panels, workshops and artists talks on a variety of subjects relating to art, activism and ecology and can draw on 5+ years of public speaking experience and in-depth field work to inform my engaging, accessible presentations. I have recently presented at venues such as the University of Toronto, the Art Gallery of Windsor, and the University of Iowa. Please see my CV for details.
I can also facilitate writing and editing workshops for a variety of audiences. Most recently, I led a four-part writing workshop geared towards practicing artists, which I offered to thesis students through OCAD University’s Learning Zone during the 2011-12 school year.