I have an honours bachelor of arts from Toronto’s York University, with a double major in sociology and mass communication. I also have a bachelor of applied arts in journalism (graduate program) from Ryerson University in Toronto, specializing in magazines. I take myriad professional development seminars and courses, and I attend conferences each year offered by the Professional Writers Association of Canada, the Canadian Society of Children’s Authors, Illustrators and Performers, Editors Canada, the Canadian Children’s Book Centre, the Book Summit, MagNet, the Writers’ Summit and the Canadian Authors Association, among others, to stay current.
I was on the dean’s honour roll while in the graduate program in journalism at Ryerson University and was awarded the Lotta Dempsey Award for excellence in court reporting. I was also the visual arts editor for the Ryerson Review of Journalism, in which I profiled Sally Armstrong, the incomparable award-winning human rights activist, bestselling author and former editor-in-chief of Homemakers magazine.
If you’re searching for a dedicated, enthusiastic, skilled and deadline-oriented editor and writer, look no further!