For her entire career, Heather has been immersed in academic writing and editing. After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in English and a Master of Arts in Library Science, she worked in academic publishing, where she was Acquisitions Editor and later Publisher and Editorial Director for a large textbook publisher in Toronto. In 1999, she established her own business as a project manager and editor of nursing textbooks. In 2012, she completed her credentials for teaching English as a Second Language and then began teaching academic and scientific writing to graduate students at the University of Saskatchewan. Later, she became the university’s Graduate Writing Specialist. In this role, she coached individual students and gave numerous workshops across campus on how to craft theses and dissertations, journal papers, grant and scholarship applications, and statements.
Heather currently works part time at the University of Saskatchewan as Student Writing Advisor for the School of Environment and Sustainability. She is also the Student Writing Advisor at the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, where she teaches academic and professional writing courses.