Writing is storytelling captured, held, frozen in time. It's the ordeal of transforming abstract thoughts and feelings into words. It's taking your message and exposing it for all to see. Through words we communicate, we share, we make our dreams, our businesses, our achievements known to the world outside. And yet, writing is elusive to so many, a task too daunting to attempt, or rather, too scary to face. As a writer, I face this fear for you, I take your thoughts and make them words, make them solid and tangible, telling your story to the world.
I specialize in content writing: blogs, websites, and marketing collateral. Other services include script writing for live videos and animation, commissioned memoirs, and editorial articles and essays.
Editing is everything. It's the paring down of inconsequential words; the necessary pruning of a ripe, blossoming tree. Without it, our meaning is cluttered, our intent is shrouded, and our purpose is misguided. Because we easily overlook our own errors, from proofreading web copy to substantive editing for content and clarity, editing is completely necessary and wholly invaluable.
I excel at substantive editing (both business and academic) as well as proofreading (grammatical edits only).
Note: All rates are in Canadian dollars (CDN). For writing projects outside of this scope, please contact me for a quote.
Third Verb offers writing workshops to both new and advanced writers. Check out their website for current offerings.
Nicole Gulotta writes over at my favourite blog (a literary food blog, of course), Eat This Poem. But she also offers a free online course, Write Now, and a paid online course, Write Where You Are. I recently did her Write Where You Are course and it's an invaluable resource for writers who are looking to reconnect with the craft, to hone their skills, or to uncover their writing identities.
The Rising Tide Society is after my own heart with their commitment to community over competition. Providing affordable (often free) and accessible professional development resources for the creative entrepreneur - think articles, webinars, conferences, and workshops to help you make your business better - for you and your clients. They also have meetups called Tuesdays Together in various cities; I'm in the Edmonton chapter and it's changed my life.
The Inspired Editorial is a blog that works to create a community of creative entrepreneurs (including a directory and video library). Providing readers with advice, tips, and tutorials, The Inspired Editorial publishes a free online magazine - a must-have for creatives.