Thanks for visiting. I’m a writer and freelance editor. My current and recent projects are listed below, and you can select a menu option for more. My day job is technical writer for a software company, and in my spare time I volunteer for a community theatre and other organizations. I maintain the web site for the poetry group Open Heart Forgery, and I am the vice-president of the Romance Writers of Atlantic Canada.
I’ve lived in various places in British Columbia and Ontario, and reside in Nova Scotia. I love Library Thing and Facebook, I’m on goodreads, and have a few videos on YouTube. Sometimes I tweet, @trcovell, and I’m also on Instagram, tim.covell.
I blog on various subjects including writing, editing, film classification, and using WordPress.
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Contact me with any questions or comments. Please note I am unable to accept any new editing work. I’ll update this once I can accept new work.
Current and Recent Projects
- Building a new web site for a local organization – coming soon!
- Published Government versus Industry Self-Regulation: Film Classification in Canada and the United States (journal article), and a related guest blog, Film Ratings Still Matter.
- Updated the website for local editor and writer Jon Peirce.
- Gave presentations and workshops about websites to WordPress Meetup Halifax, to Romance Writers of Atlantic Canada, and at Halifax Public Library.
- Provided a manuscript evaluation for a thriller, and prepared an index for a university textbook.
- Member of a Romance Writers panel at Halifax Word on the Street 2019.
- Edited Didn’t Stand a Chance: A Stella Kirk Mystery #2, by L. P. Suzanne Atkinson, a cozy mystery novel.
- Published a poem, Ice Cream.
- Edited Auracle, by Dawn Mossman, a young adult novella.
- Published Children’s Participation Rights in Film Classification Systems (journal article), reprinted in Children’s Rights: New Issues, New Themes, New Perspectives.
- Published Food Containers of My Exes (short humour).
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