Hello. I’m Christine,

(a.k.a., your writing guide).

Whether it’s a science fiction manuscript or web copy for an insurance agency, my unique ability is reading a piece of writing through various lenses in order to connect the writer’s message to what the reader needs to hear. This is true for both my author and my corporate clients. I draw on empathy and heart to guide writers from start to finish.

I’ve been helping academics, researchers, educators, small business owners, and authors share their message with the world for over fifteen years. I have a long list of clients from all around the world, and I’ve become quite well versed in timezone. 

When I’m not helping other people with their words, I like to write my own. I’m a published author with Breakwater Books (based in my original home of Newfoundland), and I’m the current President for the PEI Writers’ Guild. Being both editor and author gives me perspective on both sides of the manuscript, and I often incorporate my own lessons learned as an author into my editing work. 

Education:

  • MA Women’s History (Merit) – Royal Holloway, University of London, UK
  • BA English (Honours) – University of Prince Edward Island
  • Various editing courses from Ryerson University and Editors Canada

Memberships:

  • Editors Canada
  • Prince Edward Island Writers’ Guild
  • Writers’ Alliance of Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Writers Union of Canada
  • Canadian Freelancer Union

My non-working time is often spent with my family, often in nature or cuddled up somewhere comfy with a book, a dog or two usually lying on my feet. I hopped from one Island shore (Newfoundland) to a less-rocky one (PEI), so the ocean is very much a part of my soul.

I love to sink my toes into sand (I’m blessed to live near numerous beaches). The smell of freshly brewed coffee makes my heart sing. I feel most alive during the first 30 seconds of a run. Giving people gifts makes me giddy. And the shoes I most often wear are my slippers.

Mostly, I’m a pretty low-fuss, easy-going person who loves books and cheering on other authors.

My non-working time is often spent with my family, often in nature or cuddled up somewhere comfy with a book, a dog or two usually lying on my feet. I hopped from one Island shore (Newfoundland) to a less-rocky one (PEI), so the ocean is very much a part of my soul.

I love to sink my toes into sand (I’m blessed to live near numerous beaches). The smell of freshly brewed coffee makes my heart sing. I feel most alive during the first 30 seconds of a run. Giving people gifts makes me giddy. And the shoes I most often wear are my slippers.

Mostly, I’m a pretty low-fuss, easy-going person who loves books and cheering on other authors.