Leprechauns and Goldfish. They might seem like two random words, but they were characters in the first stories I ever wrote. I have always loved writing stories and have wanted to make a living out of sharing them with the world. My imagination had no limits, but my understanding of grammar did.
Determined to win the war with grammar, I went to university to obtain a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in History and a minor in English (with a focus in creative writing). As I fought to improve my writing, I found myself drawn to editing. My interest began when I took creative writing classes where we had to complete peer edits. I loved helping other students develop their stories. The decision to make it my career came later when I worked for two years as a teaching assistant and provided both structural and copy editing on student essays.
I've taken several webinars through Editors Canada regarding copy editing and developmental editing. I also completed the six-week Print and Digital Editing Immersion Workshop at Simon Fraser University in November 2016 and the Copy Editing for Books, Journals and Articles course through Ryerson University's Publishing Certificate Program in December 2017.
My favourite genres are: cozy mysteries, sci-fi, fantasy and romance. Marcia Muller, Janet Evanovich, Joan Hess, Kristen Ashley, Julie Hyzy, Tijan and Mia Sheridan are my favourite authors.
"Rosalie beta read my novel, and with a few weeks, I had it back with suggestions and comments which helped me immensely. With her overall love of her work as an editor, she went above and beyond to fulfill her role in beta reading. I will definitely be using her again in the future!"
—Samantha Armstrong, Author, The Movement
"Rosalie's feedback on my manuscript was extremely thorough and helpful. She gave thoughtful and specific suggestions on improving the book, which I was able to implement. I felt very fortunate to have Rosalie provide a beta read for my book, and I felt it helped me in producing a better book."
—Laura Durham, Author, Death on the Aisle
Agatha Award-winning Annabelle Archer Wedding Planner Mystery series
"Rosalie's manuscript assessment was exactly what I needed to make my novel the best it could be. She was incredibly thorough and knew exactly what needed further development and what didn't work. Apart from being supremely helpful and encouraging, her keen eye for editing was invaluable to my work."
—V.V. Mont, Author, The Elementalist
"She sees that writing is both an art and a science, which requires knowing the syntax of a sentence, along with recognizing a creative variance on it."
—Dr. Clay Burlingham, University of Regina