Who Am I
After receiving my Degree in English and French Literature from the University of Toronto, I began my career as an editor in 1974 at the prestigious House of Anansi Press in Toronto. At that time, Anansi was one of the only publishers in Canada committed to fostering and nurturing Canadian talent and I worked there at a golden time when those with aspirations of becoming a published Canadian author brought their work to the wonderful Mr. James Polk, the editor at Anansi at that time. I was fortunate enough to learn my craft from this supreme editor and to work with great authors, many of whom have gone on to become legends in Canadian Literature.
I have been a freelance editor and writer since the early 1990s, working on many genres of manuscripts, both fiction and non-fiction. From 1994-1999 I was also privileged to work with Steven Spielberg’s Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation at which time I interviewed over 150 Holocaust survivors and guided them to tell their harrowing and inspiring stories. This work gave me the extraordinary and unique opportunity to meet very special people with remarkable life stories. Besides offering me the gift of helping to bring the lives of these amazing survivors to the world at large, it lead me to become more involved in memoir writing and have, since that time, written and edited many memoirs both for survivors and other people with wonderful stories to tell.
I am currently at work on a range of diverse projects, either editing or writing works of fiction, memoirs and non-fictional books.