Is your message clear? Is it polished?

A feature article, fresh web content, a company newsletter, or a polished annual report can raise your profile and generate interest in your organization.

As a writer, I can start from scratch or build on your notes and ideas. I have terrific research skills, and I’ll get nice quotes. I write engaging, lucid copy. My expertise can help you reach your goals while saving you time and resources.

If you would like to find out more, please contact me. I’ll be happy to look at your project and give you a no-obligation quote.


"A business anchored in practical innovation" (NSBI Annual Report 2020–21)

"Piecing together fragments of the past" (Acadia Bulletin, Spring '20)

"Joe Michael joins Acadia as Elder in Residence" (Acadia University, Dec. '21)

Here's what clients say about my writing.

“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” — Benjamin Franklin

An editor saves you from calling yourself a manger instead of a manager in that key presentation. She knows whether you mean compliment or complement — and why getting it wrong can cost you money. And she knows when you can relax the rules of grammar for emphasis.

Making sure your communications are free of pesky errors is only part of what an editor does for you. An editor helps you say what you mean. Your message will be clear, correct and tailored for your market.

As an editor, I can make boring text lively. I can simplify language to make your message easy to grasp.

Whether you want a better website, brochure, report or book manuscript, I can make your life easier and help you make a good impression.

If you’d like to find out more about how professional editing can make a difference, please get in touch. I’ll look at your project and give you a sample edit, free of charge, so you can see the difference for yourself.

Here's what clients say about my editing.

My workshops and courses use a blend of activities and mini-lectures to build practical writing skills and knowledge.

In a supportive, friendly atmosphere, I’ll teach you how to communicate with more impact, clarity, and confidence.

Workshops are an easy way to add to your writing toolbox. They're tailored to participants and can be designed for half a day, all day, or two days. Sample topics:

Persuasive Writing: helping your target readers say “Yes!”

Plain English: your simple key to powerful writing

Effective Emails: reducing clutter and writing for results

Writing Proposals: mastering techniques that will open doors

Websites that Work: small changes that make a big difference

How to Edit Your Own Writing: strategies to increase power and clarity

Presentation Skills: how to speak so people will listen

I also facilitate 10-week, 40-hour Workplace Education programs funded through the Government of Nova Scotia.

Here's what participants say about my workshops and courses.