You have come to the right place if you are an FBCW member looking to market your professional skills, or if you are a person looking for skilled help with your writing project.
Below you’ll find members of the FBCW who offer professional services. If you’d like to browse the general membership directory, please go here. This page was created to ensure that people looking to hire our professional members could find them as quickly and easily as possible. PLEASE GO HERE if you’d like to be added to this professional directory. As you can see, you can be listed under multiple categories.
Editors & Translators
Editor of Novels & Short Stories
Designers & Illustrators
Writers For Hire
As a publishing consultant, I help people self-publish their book and do it the best way for their project. I make up a plan for the whole process including marketing. I am the author of three books and have been self-publishing since 1996. I wrote Self Publishing in Canada, which is going into it’s third edition. My partner and I design book interiors and write back cover copy.
I give half day and full day workshops on self-publishing, e-publishing and creative writing. I have been a presenter at several writing events and would love to speak at yours.
Keith is an excited mentor to new and emerging screenwriters and playwrights, He has been an ongoing juror for Theatre BC’s National Play-writing Competition. He has worked at the top levels of live professional theatre in Canada, including a season at The Stratford Festival, Ontario. He has also taught Theatre, English and English Literature at high schools here and in the U.K. He has been a commissioned screenwriter and story developer for U.K. production company, Centre Media. Keith’s co-written ‘claustrophobic thriller’ feature film, TRUNK, premiered at the Victoria International Film Festival and is now with international distributor IndustryWorks. His second co-written claustrophobic thriller, CONTAINER, is in development in Los Angeles, scheduled for
production in 2018. His sitcom series, CON JOBS, was optioned to UK’s Green Bay Media, and he was a series writer on TIME EXPOSURES for Chek TV. His stage play, SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE CANARY GIRLS, premiered at the Kenton Theatre, Henley-on-Thames, U.K.
Training & Implementation for Social Media, WordPress, Blogs, Newsletters, and More
Bakerview Consulting was created to provide honest, ethical and patient guidance to authors and bloggers who are just starting out. Barb brings almost 20 years of teaching and technical training to the world of blogs and authors. She’s great at taking highly technical subjects and making them understandable to beginners. Barb loves to teach and is happiest when she gets to play with WordPress and the world of blogs.
I have been a blogger since 2008 and have been a book blogger since mid-2010. My book blog is Sugarbeat’s Books. I have 15 years of teaching and technical training experience. I love to read, and I love where technology is going with respect to books! I have spent hundreds if not thousands of hours tutoring authors. It’s something that I enjoy doing as I combines my favorite things – books and technology!
I believe that authors need a social media platform to succeed in today’s ever-changing world of selling books. Authors should be allowed to be an author, and not expected to be a technology expert. Your social media platform doesn’t need to be complicated, difficult or time-consuming. Let me help you work with technology!
I offer a free phone consultation to discuss your needs. Please see my services page for a price breakdown.
I can simply do what is required to get your social media platform up and running, or I can teach you how to do the work yourself.
Individual mentoring, Editing, Workshop presentations on Writing as Dreamwork and Working With the Line
Poems published in literary journals and anthologies across Canada, in the USA and England. Shortlisted for Arvon Prize in London, runner up for Rattle Prize in Los Angeles, winner of Descant Winston Collins prize and shortlisted by Canada Writes, Arc, Antigonish Review, Fiddlehead, CV2, Freefall and Room. Awarded the Timothy Findlay scholarship for fiction by Humber College and included in Best Canadian Poetry, 2008. Graduated with an MFA in Creative Writing from UBC O in 2010. Presenter at Centrum, Pt. Townsend Writer’s Conference, WA, Spoke Festival, Vernon, BC and lecturer in creative writing at UBC O, Kelowna, BC.
Writing and Indexing Services
“Mountain Scribe provides writing, editing, proofreading, and indexing services. Listed below are our core specialties, but we are able to produce material to meet any of your needs. Whether you want someone to do the whole job for you, or just need an experienced proofreader to check things over, Mountain Scribe Writing Services can help.
Print & Online Manuals, Indexes, Business Documents, Newsletters, Marketing Copywriting, Web content, E-learning Course content
- In the work Christine has produced for me, she has demonstrated impressive project management, a focus on the needs of the client and the user, and the ability to deliver a high quality product. What most impresses me about Christine is the dedication, professionalism, and enthusiasm with which she approaches the craft of technical writing.
Jeff H, TELUS Mobility
- Christine is a smart, talented technical writer with excellent project and time management skills. She is also a dedicated and caring person that would be an asset to any team.
Angela R,TELUS Mobility
- Christine’s ability to filter key points from our conversation and quickly understand the required detail is demonstrated through her delivery of a quality document on time, every time.
Jason B, Rogers Wireless
Novelist & Workshop Presenter
I’m a novelist (author of two novels: The Best Soldier’s Wife and Power Failures) who enjoys helping people find new and creative approaches to writing their stories and novels. I’ve run a number of half-day workshops for writers at all stages of their careers.
I’ve also written shorter pieces for WordWorks and other publications and worked as a CBC researcher and broadcaster.
I live in Victoria, BC, where I attend our quarterly Meet & Greets as one of the area reps for the Federation of BC Writers, and where I occasionally lead a Literary Walking Tour of Downtown Victoria to introduce locals and visitors to the city’s literary history, right up to the present.
Editor of Novels & Short Stories
Jodie Renner is a freelance editor with clients all around the world. She specializes in popular fiction, especially fast-paced, suspenseful fiction. Jodie’s editing includes developmental editing for plot and characterization; content editing for clarity, logistics and believability; copy editing for pacing and flow; and proofreading for grammar, sentence structure, spelling, and punctuation. Jodie does all of her editing on-screen, using Microsoft Word and Track Changes, so all changes are clearly visible, and Jodie’s suggestions and comments appear in comment boxes in the margin. All documents are sent back and forth as attachments by email. Read testimonials from Jodie’s clients at www.JodieRennerEditing.com/testimonials. Jodie is also the author of 3 award-winning fiction-writing guides, Writing a Killer Thriller, Fire up Your Fiction, and Captivate Your Readers.
Elma (Martens) Schemenauer has written 77 published books including YesterCanada: Historical Tales of Mystery and Adventure and the 1940s-era Mennonite novel Consider the Sunflowers (both published by Borealis Press). Born in Saskatchewan, Elma worked in publishing in Toronto for many years and now lives on a sagebrush-dotted hillside in Kamloops. Elma has spoken to groups including The Writers’ Union of Canada, Federation of BC Writers, The Word Guild, Okanagan Valley Writers Festival, and CANSCAIP (Canadian Society of Children’s Authors Illustrators, and Performers). For more information, please see http://elmams.wixsite.com/elma.
As a non-fiction copy editor, I help authors get their books or articles ready to submit for publication, from the rewriting stages at the beginning to the final stages of proofreading and formatting.
I specialize in non-fiction articles and books, memoirs, guides, how-to, and technical reports.
Although it is always ideal to have someone else read your work, it is not always possible due to time and other constraints. My objective is that my clients and students become aware of the issues I point out and learn how to deal with them on their own, so that eventually they can edit their own work with minimal external help.
As an academic editor and translator, I work with students and professors to improve their grant or school applications, project proposals, essays, papers, theses, dissertations, journal articles, book chapters and reports.
Walker, Ann Graham
Journalist, Grant Writer, Editor
I am a former Canadian Broadcasting Corporation current affairs radio producer – a multi-faceted journalist, who in more recent years has developed special expertise in medical journalism. My work as Atlantic Region staff writer for Canadian publication, The Medical Post, took me to clinical conferences all over North America and beyond, and (now as a freelancer) enables me to write in depth about issues like the difficulties Canada is encountering replacing large cadres of soon-to-retire “baby boomer” doctors, and the dynamic forces currently re-shaping the delivery of our medical services. In addition to my work as a journalist, I am a poet and have had work appear in literary magazines such as Arc Poetry Magazine, Prism International and the Gaspereau Review. I have been published in several poetry anthologies, including Rocksalt – An Anthology of Contemporary BC Poetry, Poems from Planet Earth and numerous chap book anthologies editored by Canadian master poet, Patrick Lane. My own poetry chap book, The Puzzle at the End of Love, was published by Leaf Press in 2012.
As a writer, I worked as communications consultant and speech writer to former Nova Scotia Premier, the late Dr John Savage, I’ve written for business magazines (Nova Scotia Open to the World) and was contracted to write a book about Halifax: Halifax, the Smart City. I have successfully written numerous grants for non-profit arts organizations. Currently I co-editing an anthology of poems about newborn infants and finishing a novel that is set in 1950s Peronista Argentina. I have a Bachelor of Arts from Vassar College in Art History and a Master of Arts in Modern European History from the University of California (Davis). My MFA in creative writing from Goddard College’s Port Townsend campus came about much later in life, in 2008.
I am based in beautiful Vancouver Island, in Canada’s far west, but formerly have lived in Nova Scotia, and in various parts of the world – including a childhood spent in the southern hemisphere. I am a hospice volunteer and the President of the Federation of British Columbia Writers.
Design and Photography Services
Excellent book design can help you expand sales and marketing opportunities: distinctive covers fit with other books in their category, yet stand out from the crowd; and elegant page layouts make your text shine while satisfying readers and honouhonoringcontent of your text. Book industry professionals and ordinary readers alike will recognize quality when they see and hold your book.
To write a book usually takes time, careful thought, and a lot of hard work. Because your book is a reflection of both you and your text, it makes sense to use the same care you took to write it when choosing how it should be designed.
Don’t let your efforts be wasted on clichéd covers, harsh page layouts, careless typography, or inferior production.
At Kato Design & Photo I interweave my extensive experience in book design and book publishing, photography and visual art—including high-level skills in typography, photography, photo editing, photo research and acquisition—along with my abilities in managing complex projects and meeting deadlines.
I have over ten years’ experience designing book covers and interior page layouts for publishers as well as independent authors: including art books, fiction, non-fiction, corporate celebration books, cookbooks, poetry, drama, children’s, juvenile, and Y/A books, biography, memoir, self-help, and art portfolios.
While honing my skills as a book designer, I worked for over five years in various roles within the book publishing industry, gaining valuable insights into book publishing standards and practices. Thus, I’m well positioned to manage the sometimes complex elements involved in book publishing projects while helping independent or self-publishing authors bring their books to life.
Creating the best possible book usually requires a team effort and involves effective communication, coordination, and time management. I have always loved working collaboratively and find the work I do for book publishers, indie authors and artists to be especially rewarding in this regard. Effective communication and creative energy work beautifully together. I combine them to produce a book you will be proud to own, share, and sell.
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