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Through a mixture of lived experience as a neurodivergent, disabled person, and feedback from members of the disability community, I help my clients discuss subjects that affect the disability community from a point of view of dignity, respect, and accessibility.
From a professional background point of view, I studied editing at George Brown College's St.James Campus in Toronto (I was trained by editors who have worked in everything from publishing and journalism to marketing and design agencies). In total, I have over ten years of digital marketing experience. I also am a published author, have been published in several web and print magazines, been featured on numerous radio and podcast programs and have occasionally been invited to do speaking engagements as a subject matter expert in the neurodiversity and disability niche.
As an editor, I help people with their website content and educational resources used for online training programs and lead generation purposes. I can also help you factor in social media and search engine friendliness, accessibility and readability.
Some editing projects I have done before:
Medical Cannabis advocacy
A few of the article published:
On March 2019, I helped Amie Reiman launch the HIP Lives website. HIP Lives is a website that covers health, wellness, and advocacy for women. Her site explores the topic of medical cannabis therapy, and the stigma that medical cannabis users face. Here's how I supported her throughout the entire process :
Rosemary is a pleasure to work with because she takes the daunting "start up" needs of a super beginner and supports you from the intake right through to the launch.
A writing program for working professionals
When Melanie first reached out to me, she was developing a website from scratch. She wanted to promote her online writing workshops (Your Desk) for non-writers who have to write at work, her writing coaching, and her University of Ottawa Professional Development Institute workshops.
She was already working with a web developer, but she needed an editor to help her with the layout and messaging of her web copy. I don't know sign language, was unable to find anyone who could sign on short notice, and couldn't get the closed captioning to work on our first call, and this created barriers in communication on our first call. But I quickly found alternative approaches to communication that worked for us both.
Here is her opinion on the finished product:
This is just a quick one, for now, to say that I love what you did with it! It seems to flow so much better to me. All your suggestions make sense, and I’m revising to address them.
Neurodiversity training for the corporate sector
Lexxic partners with organisations who are eager to create a neuroinclusive work environment for neurodivergent employees that makes flourishing at work a possibility.
In May 2022, I was approached by Lexxic, who wanted to achieve two things:
If you're curious to see a sample of the finished product, here's one of the brochure I worked on.
If you are looking for additional samples of work I have done within the neurodiversity hiring and training sector, check out the work I did for Uptimize, which is prominently featured in my writing portfolio.
Gig work research & advocacy
From February to March 2020, I helped Toronto Workforce Innovation Group (TWIG) publish the findings of their Microtasking workshops, research, and scenarios on their blog. TWIG provides labour information and services to community groups, employers, and stakeholders in the City of Toronto.
Everything from powerpoint presentations, interviews, and research papers, to letters from the City of Toronto were edited for SEO friendliness, clarity, and accessibility to anyone who might benefit from these findings.
A few of the stories published: