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Merrie-Ellen, a Certified Professional Editor, had several other career plans—including athlete, rock star, surgeon, and midwife—before a chance encounter with a magazine editor sealed her fate. She wrote for national consumer magazines for several years before moving from Toronto to Victoria, where another chance encounter led to a long series of provincial and federal government contracts.

Merrie-Ellen works in many subject areas and for a range of audiences, from children to adults and from the general public to technical experts. She specializes in translating complex material into clear, accessible language.

Since her true love is for books, Merrie-Ellen has in recent years pursued more work in the publishing world. Her first book for young readers, the acclaimed What’s the Buzz?: Keeping Bees in Flight, was published in 2015. It was followed in 2018 by After Life: Ways We Think About Death.

When Merrie-Ellen is not at her desk, she can often be spotted in her garden or with her nose in a book.

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