I'm a Métis-Canadian writer and editor based in Indonesia since 2007. I've written numerous articles about the environment, human rights and culture for inflight magazines throughout Southeast Asia and in Creative Nonfiction magazine, River Teeth Journal, Lunch Ticket, the Jakarta Post, Aceh-based humanitarian organization Geutanyoe Foundation, Matador Network, Prism International and Room. I recently published short fiction in the Indigenous anthology Bawaajigan: Stories of Power, as well as the anthology Cli-Fi: Canadian Tales of Climate Change (both from Exile Editions). I have just completed a book of narrative journalsim about the effects of global palm oil consumption on the Indonesian rainforest.
I have a Masters in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia, an English degree from Thompson Rivers University and a journalism diploma from Langara College, Vancouver. In Canada I was managing editor of Pacific Yachting, editor of Discover Boating and Canada's Healthy Living Guide, assistant editor at Alive, a national health magazine, staff writer at Agent Canada travel trade magazine, and a copywriter for Raincoast Books.
I provide translation services in English/Indonesian, and online copywriting and editing services for websites, businesses, governments and individuals worldwide.