I'm a Canadian writer and editor from Vancouver currently based in Indonesia. I arrived in Sumatra in 2007 as a volunteer for an orangutan conservation project in Sumatra's Gunung Leuser National Park, and have never left.
I've since written for inflight magazines throughout Southeast Asia, Creative Nonfiction magazine, the Jakarta Post, the Geutanyoe Foundation, Matador Network, Prism International and Room. I write articles, fiction and poetry about the environment, human rights, culture and the arts.
Currently taking my Masters in Creative Writing at the University of British Columbia, I have an English degree from Thompson Rivers University and a journalism diploma from Langara College, Vancouver. In Canada I was the managing editor of Pacific Yachting, editor of Discover Boating and Canada's Healthy Living Guide, assistant editor at Alive, 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 on a global scale.