I was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. I've seen most of Canada (except Labrador and the Territories).
Throughout my life my teachers noticed my way with words. They looked for every opportunity they could to develop my writing skills and encourage me. This included speech competitions, essay competitions, writing courses, creative writing assignments.
I always knew that all I wanted to do in life was write, but I also knew I needed to make a living, so I turned to secretarial work. My penchant for organization, professionalism, fast typing speed, and (later) social media savvy were hot commodities.
Nearly 15 years of experience in a variety of secretarial/administrative positions enhanced my writing and editorial skills, increased my typing speed to over 100 wpm, introduced and engulfed me in the world of social media strategy and offered a means of providing for my family while pursuing what I'd always wanted.
That leads me to...
Why I'm Here
After nearly 15 years of commuting and early mornings, I decided it was time to take my accumulated experience and expertise, and put extra effort into doing what I'd always wanted to do - writing and editing, as well as transcription.
You know what the old saying, "Do what you love and you'll never work a day in your life"?
My greatest sense of accomplishment comes from coming to the end of working on a manuscript and I get "Kudos for a great job!" "You made my manuscript so much better."
I take great pride in the finished product of everything I do.