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Over fifteen years experience as a writer and editor including online, copy, magazines, newspapers, film, non-fiction and fiction. Awarded grants and awards for fiction and screenplays. Offered repeat work from every client I’ve been hired by. Work under several different pen names and most recently as a ghost.

 

RECENT ACCOLADES:

 

  • quoted by Google and ranked in top two for highly competitive search term “Why Can’t I Fall in Love”
  • ranked in top four for search term “Fear of Intimacy”
  • listed under Google Scholar for a ‘Guide to Depression’ re-hauled for a client
  • grew a client’s blog from attracting several hundred monthly visitors to 100,000+ in a timeline of two years
  • shortlisted for the Bridport prize for short fiction
  • chosen to take part in the prestigious Faber academy novel-writing program.

EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS:

 

Faber Academy Novel Writing Course, London, UK

Professional Screenwriting Postgraduate, Norman Jewison’s Canadian Film Centre, Canada

B.A. Hons., Creative Writing, York University, Canada

Certificate in Copywriting, Blackford Centre for Copywriting, UK

Magazine Copyediting Certificate, Ryerson University of Continuing Education, Canada

Humber School for Writers, Canada, Novel Writing Mentorship Program.

 AWARDS:

 

  • Screenwriting Grant                          Screen West Midlands
  • Film Production Grant                     Canada Council for the Arts
  • Film Production Grant                     The National Film Board of Canada (NFB)
  • Shortlist for Fiction                            The Bridport Prize
  • Scholarship Winner                           Humber School for Writers, Novel Writing
  • Literary Grant                                       Toronto Arts Council
  • CBC/ WIFT                                             Emerging Screenwriter  Canadian Crystal Awards
  • Winning Script                                     Praxis Screenwriting Competition
  • Silver, Short Drama                            Houston Film Festival
  • Best Short Script                                  Canadian Int’l Short Film Fest

 

JOURNALISM AND COPY:

 

I have written over 700 psychology articles in the last few years, often as a ghost. Recent clients include Life Clubs UK and Harley Therapy. Otherwise, clients over the years include Daily Mail, Psychologies, Top Santé, Natural Health, Spirit & Destiny, Now Magazine, etc.

I have also ghostwritten non-fiction books and e-books in the self-development vein.

 

PUBLISHED FICTION:

 

  • “My Name is Hannah”     Room Magazine, Canada
    • “Sharks”                            Dig a Literary Journal,  Canada
    • “Serving Time”                Zygote Magazine, Canada
    • “Flying”                              BAD Magazine, England/France
    • “Wasp”                               Room of One’s Own, Canada

 

FUNDED AND DEVELOPED FEATURE SCRIPTS:

 

“Oma Does Roma”/ dramedy/ January Films Canada and Neu Film Germany/ 2010/   *funded by Telefilm Canada (the national film board) and the Harold Greenberg Fund (top funding board for films in Canada), *shot in May 2011 in Germany/ German language

The City Man”/ historical novel adaptation/ January Films Canada/ 2010
*chosen for development by Telefilm Canada and the Harold Greenberg Fund

“Hairem”/ dramedy/ Ruba Nadda Films Canada/ 2005
*chosen for development by Telefilm and the Harold Greenberg Fund

“Wayward Girl”/ drama/ Praxis Canada/ winner of Praxis Script Competition/ 2003

“Eva Turns Blue”/ coming of age drama/ The Feature Film Project Canada/ 2001
*green lit for production but cancelled due to effects of Sept 11 on Canadian industry.