I love books, and working with words is my passion. When I was little I saved up all of my birthday and Christmas money so I could buy a typewriter and write stories.
This love of story has continued to stay with me throughout my life. I went from a Master’s degree in English language and literature to a career focused on communications. I’ve been a technical writer, a client relations specialist, a communications trainer, a marketing strategist, and a plain language advocate in a multinational corporation, where I’ve worked with people around the world. In all of these roles, my goal has been the same: to help people communicate clearly with each other and share their stories.
I have a deep love for fiction, especially speculative fiction, so in addition to my various business-focused roles I have worked with several independent authors as a freelance fiction editor to help them bring their stories to life. I’m a member of Editors Canada and I’ve been a speaker at multiple Editors Canada conferences.
These days, I’m primarily focused on my writing. My first novel, Fortune’s Shadow, is a contemporary fantasy which is available at the following retailers.
Thanks for visiting me. And for those of you who are writers, I wish you all the best with your wordsmithing!
August 3, 2015 at 7:09 am
I will hire you because your smile. :-). I am so happy for you. That is a great idea. I am not a writer, but if one day I do it, I will contact you. No doubt. Katia
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August 3, 2015 at 10:06 am
Thanks, Katia! I would love to read your stories someday. 🙂
August 5, 2015 at 11:07 pm
Sue, just for the record, I see your nimble fingerprints pop up and emerge all over my essays and manuscripts–simply from reading your blogs and articles. Whether you know it or not, your scholarship has left an indelible mark on my prose and has helped to push my writing journey farther down the road. For that, I’m incredibly grateful.
Thank you for being everything your About page reveals and more.
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August 6, 2015 at 10:34 pm
Shelley, I’m thrilled to hear that my words have helped you. Thank you so much for making my day!