Tim has written personal essays, academic papers, software instructions, humour, poetry, historical biographies, short stories, and articles on topics from using computers in education to vacationing in an RV. Under a pseudonym, he reviews romance novels, and is preparing some for publication. He’s a member of Romance Writers of America.

Recent Publications:

Children’s Participation Rights in Film Classification Systems (Journal Article), reprinted in Children’s Rights: New Issues, New Themes, New Perspectives.

Food Containers of My Exes (Short Humour)

Amy Heckerling: A Look at Her Filmmaking Career and Her Perspectives on Women in Hollywood

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Tim edits fiction and non-fiction. Recent projects include a university textbook, a novel, and a series of novellas. He’s assisted several authors improve their websites, and occasionally teaches WordPress courses.

“Your feedback was thoughtful and productive, and it was a big help to me as I fleshed out my main character and made the story setting more realistic.”

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Film Classification Research

Tim has a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature. He developed an interest in gender theories and film studies in this program, and explored that further in an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Film Studies. He began to specialize in film classification, particularly in Canada, and researched that in a Master of Arts in Canadian Studies.

Other interests include Children’s Rights. From 1999 to 2008 Tim maintained the website for the Canadian Coalition for the Rights of Children. He’s prepared this list of Children’s Rights books, and this Wikipedia article on Children’s Rights Education, and written this journal article: Children’s Participation Rights in Film Classification Systems.

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Tim has lived in various places in British Columbia, Ontario, and Nova Scotia. He loves Library Thing and Facebook, is on goodreads, and has a few videos on YouTube. Sometimes he tweets, @trcovell, and he’s also on Instagram, tim.covell

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