Story-telling has been my passion for as long as I can remember. Working with writers and helping them to create their best work has been a wonderful privilege, and one I look forward to continuing through
Shelf Made Creative Services.
I started off with a Master's in Journalism and have been an editor for online magazines. Once I realized I could be working with books, I dropped everything and completed courses in the Publishing Certificate at Ryerson University. Since then, I've been a bookseller, I've worked at Penguin Random House Canada and McClelland & Stewart, and I've edited and evaluated for a literary agency in Toronto. Most recently, I was the Assistant Editor at HarperCollins Canada where I provided editorial reports and championed many talented authors such as Jessica Westhead, Steven Hall, Kate Eberlen, Dan Vyleta, Owen Nicholls, Kelleigh Greenberg-Jephcott, Karen McBride, Jeffrey Colvin, Beatrice MacNeil, and Alison Taylor.
I chose to leave the publishing house to move home to Winnipeg and be close to my family, and with the support of the literary community I love being apart of, I am able to continue working with authors and stories of all kinds. I'm a horror nut but also love to work on character-driven literary fiction, speculative fiction, thrillers, narrative non-fiction, memoirs, short stories, and have even dabbled in YA fantasy. And now, with Shelf Made, I'm now able to work with my other passion of film through script editing. My goal is to guide authors and screenwriters to a polished manuscript/screenplay they feel confident in bringing out to the world. Let's see if we'll be the right fit!