This is a selection of the books I’ve edited. Unless otherwise indicated, these are titles for which I was the primary (substantive) editor.


Young Adult

Secret of the Golden Flower coverThe Secret of the Golden Flower, Caroline Stellings (Second Story Press)

The Manager, Caroline Stellings (CBU Press)

Buried Truths, Alice Walsh (Creative Book Publishing)

Seven Secrets of the Universe, Judy Johnson (self-published)

The Manager coverGhost Boy of MacKenzie House, Patti Larson (Acorn Press)

Somewhere I Belong, Glenna Jenkins (Acorn Press; copy edit)

Blood Brothers in Louisbourg, Philip Roy (CBU Press; copy-edit)

Uncertain Soldier, Karen Bass (Pajama Press; proofread)


Me & Mr. Bell coverMe & Mr. Bell, Philip Roy (CBU Press)

Sky Pony, Elaine Breault Hammond (Acorn Press)

Jimmy & Cinder, Paul Burns (unpublished)

The Extraordinary Life of Anna Swan (non-fiction), Anne Renaud (CBU Press)

Anna Swan coverTrapper Boy, Hugh R. MacDonald (CBU Press; proofread)

Robyn and the Cover-Up, Hazel Hutchins (Formac Publishing; proofread)


Disposable Souls, Phonse Jessome (Nimbus Publishing; proofread)

Never Speak of This Again, Brenda MacLennan-Dunphy (unpublished)

Immortal Air coverImmortal Air, Tracey Rombough (CBU Press)

The Entangling, Ainslie Stewart (developmental and substantive editing prior to a successful submission to potential publisher)

Beach Reading, Lorne Elliott  (Acorn Press; copy-edit)

Crossings, A.J.B. Johnston (CBU Press; proofread)

Yaffle's Journey coverThe Maze, A.J.B. Johnston (CBU Press; proofread)

Thomas: A Secret Life, A.J.B. Johnston (CBU Press; proofread)

Picture Books

Clara’s Gifts: A Retelling of The Nutcracker (co-author with Leica Hardy; illustrations by Emma VanZeumeren; forthcoming Fall 2016; self-published)

Yaffle’s Journey, Nancy Keating (Tuckamore Books)

Andrew Cobb coverIf It’s No Trouble, A Big Polar Bear, Lisa Dalrymple (Tuckamore Books; copy-edit)


General (Trade)

For Nimbus Publishing:

Andrew Cobb: Architect and Artist, Janet Kitz

Grandma Says coverGrandma Says, Cindy Day (shortlisted for the 2013 Best Atlantic-Published Book Award)

Maritime Murders, Steve Vernon

A Lifetime of Rug-Hooking, Doris Eaton

Miramichi Facts and Folklore, Ken Smith

Cape Breton Facts and Folklore, Bill Doyle

Only in New Brunswick, David Goss

Rug-hooking coverBluenose, Monica Graham

Rum-running, Allison Lawlor

What I Learned About Politics, Graham Steele (proofread)

Acadia University, Tom Sheppard (proofread)

Fire in the Belly, Gordon Pitts (proofread)

Halifax in Watercolour, Glenn Devanney (proofread)

Ni'n na L'nu cover

For Acorn Press:

Ni’n na L’nu: The Mi’kmaq of Prince Edward Island, Jesse Francis and A.J.B. Johnston (copy-edit; winner of the 2014 Best Atlantic-Published Book Award)

For Second Story Press:

From Kitchen to Carnegie Hall: The Story of the Montreal Women’s Orchestra, Maria Noriega Rachwal

From Kitchen To Carnegie Hall coverFor Bruce MacNab, author:

The Metamorphosis: The Apprenticeship of Harry Houdini

(developmental and substantive editing prior to a successful submission to Goose Lane Editions; winner of the 2013 Best Atlantic-Published Book Award)

Academic (for Fernwood Publishing)

Generation Rising coverGeneration Rising: The Time of the Québec Student Spring, Shawn Katz

The Tragedy of Social Democracy, Sirvan Karimi

Cantwells’ Way: A Natural History of the Cape Spear Lightstation, James E. Candow       

Resources, Empire and Labour, David Leadbeater (ed.)       

Peasants and the Art of Farming cover

Resisting the State and Gender and Sexuality, Scott Neigh

Climate@Work, Carla Lipsig-Mummé

Peasants and the Art of Farming: A Chayanovian Manifesto, Jan Douwe van der Ploeg

Public Sector Unions in the Age of Austerity, Stephanie Ross and Larry Savage (eds)

Hungry for Change coverHungry for Change: Farmers, Food Justice and the Agrarian Question, A. Haroon Akram-Lodhi

Resisting the State: Canadian History Through the Stories of Activists, Scott Neigh

Gender & Sexuality: Canadian History Through the Stories of Activists, Scott Neigh

“Marianne, This book is a better book because of you. Thank you.”

  • Phonse Jessome, Disposable Souls