Freelance experience (selected projects)

What Kills Good Men by David Hood (fiction, 2015)
Better off Dead: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and the Canadian Armed Forces by Fred Doucette (non-fiction, 2015)
Simply Modern: Contemporary Designs for Hooked Rugs by Deanne Fitzpatrick (non-fiction, 2014; awarded Gold in the Independent Publisher Book Awards)
Journeys Through Eastern Old-Growth Forests by Jamie Simpson (non-fiction, 2014)
Mary Morrison’s Cape Breton Christmas by Bette MacDonald (humour, 2014)
Four Billion Years & Counting: Canada’s Geological Heritage compiled by the Canadian Federation of Earth Sciences (non-fiction, 2014)
A History of Annapolis Royal, vol. 2, 1749–2005 by Barry Moody (non-fiction, 2014)
Keeping Things Whole by Darryl Whetter (fiction, 2013)
Nova Scotia’s Historic Rivers by Joan Dawson (non-fiction, 2012)

Grist by Linda Little (fiction, 2014; shortlisted for the Dartmouth Book Award for fiction)
Food Regimes and Agrarian Questions by Philip McMichael (non-fiction, 2013)
The Science Files by Richard Zurawski (non-fiction, 2013)

Crossings: A Thomas Pichon Novel by A.J.B. Johnston (fiction, 2015)
Tinker & Blue by Frank MacDonald (fiction, 2014)
The Maze: A Thomas Pichon Novel by A.J.B. Johnston (fiction, 2014)
Thomas: A Life by A.J.B. Johnston (fiction, 2012)
Blood Brothers in Louisbourg by Philip Roy (Y.A. fiction, 2012)
Trapper Boy by Hugh R. MacDonald (children’s fiction, 2012)

Straight from the Line: Recipes and Reflections from a Chef at Work by Jason Lynch (2013)
Cook with Kindness: Vegan Gluten-free Recipes from my Family’s Kitchen by Chantal Coolen (2013)

Towards Community Vitality by Ann Dale, et al (Fernweh Press, forthcoming)
Move Your DNA by Katy Bowman (Propriometrics Press, 2014)
Voices from a Forgotten Tragedy: Trans-Canada Air Lines Flight 831 by Robert J. Page, Ernest J. Dick & Jean Grant-Page (29November1963 Productions, 2013)

In-house experience
Based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Nimbus is the largest publisher in Atlantic Canada. During my time with Nimbus I was responsible for substantive edits of five titles per season, including adult and Y.A. fiction, history, folklore, and children’s non-fiction. In addition I copyedited and proofread numerous other titles in progress, prepared indexes, wrote catalogue and jacket copy, and created style guides for projects.

Selected projects:
Elizabeth Bishop: Nova Scotia’s “Home-made” Poet by Sandra Barry (non-fiction, 2011)
Eco-Innovators: Sustainability in Atlantic Canada by Chris Benjamin (non-fiction, 2011; named the Best Atlantic Published Book of 2012 and shortlisted for the Evelyn Richardson Prize)
You Could Believe in Nothing by Jamie Fitzpatrick (fiction, 2011)
The Case Against Owen Williams by Allan Donaldson (fiction, 2010)

Gaspereau Press is an award-winning literary publisher based in Kentville, Nova Scotia. My responsibilities as the editor included recommending manuscripts for the publisher’s trade list; substantive editing of approximately fifty books in total, including poetry, fiction, memoir, history and belles-lettres; copyediting of several of these; writing catalogue and jacket copy; preparing style guides for projects; and coordinating work contracted to freelance editors.

Selected projects:
The Sentimentalists by Johanna Skibsrud (fiction, 2009; winner of the 2010 Scotiabank Giller Prize)
The Geography of Arrival by George Sipos (creative non-fiction, 2009; finalist for the 2011 Charles Taylor Prize)
Eva’s Threepenny Theatre by Andrew Steinmetz (fiction, 2008; winner of the Ottawa Book Award and finalist for the Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize)
Lean-To by Tonja Gunvaldsen-Klaassen (poetry, 2009; winner of the 2010 Atlantic Poetry Prize)
At the Crossroads: A History of Sackville, New Brunswick by William B. Hamilton (history, 2004)

BACHELOR OF ARTS | MOUNT ALLISON UNIVERSITY | 2002 Major in Classics, Minor in English