I'm a Canadian writer and editor 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 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, the Geutanyoe Foundation, Matador Network, Prism International and Room. I recently published short fiction in Cli-Fi: Canadian Tales of Climate Change (Exile Editions), and 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 with a circulation of 250,000, 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.