After many years working in academia as a professor, sessional instructor, and writing tutor, I started a freelance editing and writing coach business in 2021.
I have an MA and PhD in English from the University of Victoria, a BA in English from the University of Toronto (U of T), and TESL certification from U of T. I am enrolled in the editing certificate from Simon Fraser University. I’ve had a collection of poems, an academic book, and some articles published.
Michael and I live in a house in Victoria, British Columbia with our cat, Joy, and our golden doodle, Marvin. I am an introvert, drawing my energy from time alone in repose or creation. I love to write and read, to sew and create. I make quilts and purses and pillowcases–anything that pleases me, really. I write poems and stories (some featured in this blog), and recently a novel. Sometimes I draw and doodle, make comics and mandalas.
I am on Instagram: maddyruthwalker
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Thank you for reading my work.