powerAuthor Gordon Laird photographed the Arctic Stratospheric Ozone Observatory (ASTRO) Lab at Eureka, Ellesmere Island while doing research for Power.


These are some of the works of nonfiction I have worked on as a substantive editor, copy editor or proofreader:

  • A Better Place on Earth: The Search for Fairness in Super Unequal British Columbia, by Andrew MacLeod. Did the substantive edit and copy edit for Harbour Publishing. (Won the 2016 George Ryga Award for Social Awareness in Literature.)
  • Crossing Home Ground: A Grassland Odyssey through Southern Interior British Columbia, by David Pitt-Brooke. Did the substantive edit for Harbour Publishing. (Shortlisted for the Roderick Haig-Brown Regional Prize, a 2017 BC Book Prize.)
  • Light Years: Memoir of a Modern Lighthouse Keeper, by Caroline Woodward. Proofread for Harbour Publishing. (Shortlisted for the Bill Duthie Booksellers' Choice Award, a BC Book Prize, in 2016.)
  • Me Artsy, "An Exploration and Deconstruction of the Aboriginal Artistic Spirit," 14 essays compiled by collection editor Drew Hayden Taylor. Did substantive and copy-editing work for Douglas & McIntyre("A vital, imaginative, humorous, and inspiring anthology" — Quill & Quire reviewer Alexis Kienlen, 2015.)
  • Measuring the Earth with a Stick: Science as I’ve Seen It, by Bob McDonald, host of CBC Radio’s Quirks and Quarks. Essays. Copy-edited for Penguin Canada. (Shortlisted for the 2000 Canadian Science Writers’ Association Book Award.)

  • Notes from the Hyena’s Belly, by Nega Mezlekia. Copy-edited for Penguin Canada. (Won the 2000 Governor General’s Award for Nonfiction.)

  • Power: Journeys Across an Energy Nation, by award-winning journalist Gordon Laird. Substantive and copy-editing work for Penguin Canada. (A national bestseller that was listed as one of Canada’s top 100 books of the year after its release in 2002. The Globe and Mail has said the author has “one of the best and best-informed minds in the world.”)