As a child, Lucy loved reading and being read to. But it was only when she enrolled in Centennial College’s Book and Magazine Publishing program that she realized she was following in the footsteps of her family’s long line of writers, poets, editors, and letterpress printers.
Today, Lucy combines decades of experience as an editor with teaching both editing and writing. She is an instructor for the Foundation of Administrative Justice and for Simon Fraser University’s Editing Certificate program. Lucy also develops and delivers workshops for workplace writers and editors. She is a member of Editors Canada and Plain Language Association International (PLAIN).
Lucy worked in-house with the Douglas & McIntyre Publishing Group for more than a decade, where she edited an award-winning collection of cookbooks as well as art catalogues, architectural monographs, outdoor guides, and illustrated histories. In 2010 she received the Tom Fairley Award for Editorial Excellence from Editors Canada. For freelance clients and as an editorial associate with Greystone Books, she continues to help subject-matter experts shape and clearly present their ideas for readers, in areas ranging from health to nature, environment, art, food, wine, and business.
Away from her desk, Lucy spends her time bicycle touring, cross-country skiing, and poring over maps planning her next backcountry adventure.