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 maintain the web sites and social media accounts for the poetry group Open Heart Forgery, and the Romance Writers of Atlantic Canada. In the Society for Creative Anachronism, I am Oliver Peren.
I’ve lived in various places in British Columbia, including the Cariboo, Greater Vancouver, and the Okanagan Valley; and Ontario, including Ottawa, Toronto, London, and Sault Ste. Marie. I now reside in Nova Scotia.
Social media hangouts include Library Thing, Facebook, goodreads, YouTube, Twitter, and Instagram, not necessarily in that order. 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 clients, due to existing projects.
Current and Recent Projects
- Editing a non-fiction book for Global Child.
- Created a web site for Somewhat Grumpy Press.
- Preparing for the publication of my romance novel, Ocean’s Lure.
- Edited A Journey In and Out of the Saddle, a non-fiction account of a cycling adventure, by Cavanaugh and Levesque.
- Upgraded the web site for Romance Writers of Atlantic Canada.
- 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 Ottawa editor and writer Jon Peirce.
- Gave presentations and workshops about websites at WordPress Meetup Halifax, Romance Writers of Atlantic Canada, Writer’s Federation of Nova Scotia, and 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.
- For more, select Fiction or Non-Fiction.
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