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“You only have to be an expert in your own life to have something of value to share with others.” – Jenny Gates

In the company of friends

L-r: Brian Richardson, Kevin Longfield, Harry Nelken, Lynne Martin, Armin Wiebe and Jenny Gates. Yesterday morning didn’t start off on the right foot, so to speak. It began with a rude awakening when I stubbed – big time – the middle toe on my right foot in a door...

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Finding Sophie

I first spied Sophie when she was standing alone in a snow drift on a front lawn in our neighbourhood. It was early in the morning and I was walking down the street, enjoying the winter weather. She caught my eye with her elegant stance and gentle colouring, and...

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Respect and trust in the editing process

As an independent substantive and developmental editor, I have been very lucky to work with many wonderful authors whose stories are amazing, and with whom I have developed strong friendships. Being part of their journey from manuscript to published book – or from woe...

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Clavius Dell Andronicus

In many ways, computers do make our lives easier, but some days it’s hard for me to actually believe that. Take my computer, for example. For the past four years, it’s been no trouble at all. I’ve been able to churn out lots of speeches, articles, stories, blog posts,...

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A Playwright Am I

A few weeks ago, I applied to be one of six playwrights for the new Emerging Playwrights Unit at Prairie Theatre Exchange (PTE) here in Winnipeg. Today I learned I had not been successful, at least not in the way you might think. I wrote my first play – a short called...

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