From 2016-2017, I took editing classes at George Brown College's St.James Campus. These courses taught me how to copyedit, proofread, and provide substantive edits to writers of all levels of experience. My editing-focused training also made it possible for me to combine my background in writing and content marketing, with a basic understanding of how to edit writers in a variety of settings, contexts, and circumstances.
Professionally speaking, my digital marketing professional background dates back to 2009 and I have helped people make social causes and projects searchable, shareable, and accessible to a global, web-based audience. If your organisation is tackling issues that affect disabled people, like employment, access to alternative medicine and wellness options, and education, I can also help make your messaging relevant, accessible, and engaging to disabled people and the broader public. As someone who is also involved in disability advocacy, and is disabled myself, I am always taking a mixture of accessibility and stigma-free language into consideration. I am a strong believer in the social model of disability, and value the positive connotations that identify first language creates. Although I will always investigate the personal preferences of a specific disability community.
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. Especially the topic of medical cannabis therapy, and the stigma that people face.
Before we started working together, Amie was a total beginner at blogging, but here's how my involvement in her work made a difference:
I have gained capabilities in the areas I wished to learn and feel more confident in handing over the reigns when expert services are needed. 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.