Born in the UK and raised in the Caribbean, I grew up with my nose in a book and a love of learning that led me to the University of Toronto, where I earned undergraduate and graduate degrees in science.
Then life yelled “Plot twist!” and I traded the cloistered halls of academia for the hustle of corporate life. I started out as receptionist for an IT startup, and worked my way up through facilities management, sales, marketing, and business development—eventually becoming Client Services Manager for the education division of a national financial services firm.
Throughout my academic and career journeys, I honed my writing and editing skills, tackling everything from scientific publications and presentations, to proposals, marketing copy and press releases. When I eventually left the corporate world to raise my children, it wasn’t long before I was writing and editing for friends, family, neighbours—even the local school…and WoodvineWrites was born.
I am a freelance writer and editor with a diverse career background; experienced in the complexities of corporate, tech, and academic environments.
My writing has been featured in science forums like the Plantae Community; I am a social media writer and science editor for Peridot Scientific Communications/Plant Editors; and a regular contributor to Digits & Threads, the member-supported Canadian fibre and textile arts magazine.
I have edited technical manuals, scientific papers, corporate communications, novels, short stories and much more!
My goal is to understand your needs and work with you to craft the perfect solution for your project!
I’m a proud member of Editors Canada, Sisters in Crime, and the Toronto Romance Writers.
When I’m not wordsmithing for others, you’ll find me working on my YA sci-fi trilogy, making music, being crafty, enjoying a good story, or—my favourite—goofing around with my kids.
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