Hello, I'm Katie.
I am thirty-three! This is my Christ year, so I have big faith that it'll be a memorable year.
I am a freelance editor, entrepreneur, and poet. I was born, raised, and still live in Toronto, Canada.
I studied English literature at University of Toronto, and then I went on to complete an Editing Certificate through Simon Fraser University.
As a freelance editor, I have worked on around 100 books: novels, memoirs, poetry, and non-fiction.
I am a senior developmental editor at Publish and Promote.
In my personal life, I love to spend family time with my wife and our gatita, Isla; meditate by the beach and swim in the lake; cook new vegetarian recipes; and write poetry, of course!
The Story of VENERATION
VENERATION began in 2018.
The name comes from a collage I had made on the cover of a notebook I was using seven years earlier, at the age of twenty-one. It was a particularly traumatic yet enlightening time in my life, and the word veneration came to signify a solid respect for the life God gave me, my writing, my dreams, and my passions.
So when it came time to name my company, it was a natural choice.
I started VENERATION after a long and troubled road, of which I will surely write about in some published format at some point.
But at the heart of that creation, that birth of my company (which for any entrepreneur and creative, is a little like the birth of life itself) was a sincere joy for working with other writers. I realized that above and beyond my own writing ability, I had a gift for guiding those tender and brilliant spirits that incarnate in writers. And I was willing and excited to devote my career to doing this.