These are some of the works of fiction and poetry I have worked on as a substantive editor, copy editor or proofreader: 

  • The Collected Poems of Patrick Lane, by Patrick Lane, ed. Donna Bennett and Russell Morton Brown (more than 500 pages, representing the life’s work of one of Canada’s major poets). Proofread for Harbour Publishing. (Was a finalist for the 2012 Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize.)

  • A Complicated Kindness, by Miriam Toews. Novel. Copy-edited for Knopf Canada. (Won the Governor General’s Award for Fiction in 2004, a Canadian Booksellers Association Fiction Book of the Year award, a McNally Robinson Book of the Year award, a Margaret Laurence Award for Fiction, a CLA Book for Young Readers Award, and was shortlisted for the Giller Prize. A national bestseller.)

  • Everything Was Good-Bye, by Gurjinder Basran. Novel. Substantive and copy-editing work for Mother Tongue Publishing. (Won the 2011 Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize. Earlier, the manuscript won the Search for the Great BC Novel Contest.)

  • Home from the Vinyl Cafe, by Stuart McLean. Short stories. Proofread for Penguin Canada. (Won the 1999 Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour.)

  • The Light-Bearer’s Daughter, book 3 in the Chronicles of Faerie series, by O.R. Melling. Young-adult fantasy novel. Copy-edited for Penguin Canada. (Won a 2008 Green Earth Book Award and was nominated for a Silver Birch Award.)

  • Night Watch, by Kevin Armstrong. Short stories. Copy-edited for Penguin Canada. (Shortlisted for the 2003 Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize. Includes “The Cane Field,” winner of the Journal Prize, the Booming Ground/Chapters Scholarship and the Best Short Story Award at the Western Magazine Awards.)

  • Ten Good Seconds of Silence, by Elizabeth Ruth. Novel. Copy-edited for The Dundurn Group. (Shortlisted for three 2001 awards: the Writers’ Trust of Canada Fiction Prize, the City of Toronto Book Award and the Amazon.ca/Books in Canada First Novel Award. Also named a top-10 book of the year by NOW Magazine, the Vancouver Sun and the London Free Press.)

  • The World, by Bill Gaston. Novel. Copy-edited for Penguin Group Canada. (Won the 2013 Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize.)