Hi, I’m Emily!

What am I up to?

  • Working on my Masters in Social Justice at Lakehead;
  • Making alt text, image descriptions, and editorial pieces as an Accessibility Editorial Fellow at the Digital Research Ethics Collaboratory (DREC);
  • Editing with the cool kids at the On Canada Project (OCP);
  • Contributing to a working group building a grassroots approach to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in post-secondary education.
  • Assisting United Way Thunder Bay with a community social media initiative (deets coming October 2022!)

Education 🎓

Expected 2024| Masters of Social Justice Studies from Lakehead University
Research-driven masters stream focused on the political utility of misrepresenting Anarchy and Communism. 

2022 HBA | University of Toronto
Journalism and Digital Arts with minors in Philosophy & Psychology. 
Graduated with Distinction (3.3+ GPA) and won the  Get Finished Scholarship two semesters in a row for displaying a high level of planning and strategy.
Big Brag: received 100% in a course.

2020-2021 Certificate | University of Michigan
Specialist Certificate in Writing & Editing, achieved online through partnership with UofT.

Cool Job Experiences 👨‍💻

Scrutineer, Ontario Provincial Election

(May – June 2022)

Sworn to an oath of secrecy, I worked with local polls, the NDP campaign office, and voters to ensure accuracy and participation in the election, helping to shift a 27 year incumbency.

Accessibility Editorial Fellow @ Digital Research Ethics Collaboratory
May 2022 – Present)
Combining research and consultation with authors and artists at the Collaboratory and Cabaret Commons, I’m writing alternative text that focuses on communicating the visual experience to the written word.

Copyeditor @ Canadian Pro Beauty Magazine
April 2022)
Advised and copyedited the Spring/Summer 2022 issue to develop inclusive and concise language.

Guest Lecturer @ University of Toronto
(2022 February 17)
Created and presented the interactive seminar: “Writing and Editing for Adults and Caregivers” to students in the second year of their master’s in occupational therapy, focusing on communication and making technical knowledge important to patients.

Digital Editor @ Ontario Society of Occupational Therapists
(December 2021 – March 2022)
Revamped the En-AGE site, a resource for older adults, to make it more user-friendly. Additionally edited the technical content for clarity, reader interest, and search engine optimization.

Top Rated Freelancer @ UpWork
(May 2021 – Present)
100% Success rate. I’ve worked with small businesses, lawyers, and research organizations to identify their audiences and improve clarity.

Affiliations & Certifications 👑