Research and writing are my calling, and I want to use my passion to promote your enterprise.
My education suits me to labour relations matters and to humanities writing. I hold a BA and MA in English Literature. I now study law and will begin a doctorate that focuses on defining Canada’s Charter guarantee of freedom of conscience. I will use this definition to explore the limits of judicial and arbitral conscience. My thesis will better define the limits of a decision-maker’s discretion to tailor decisions to the circumstances in each case.
I am published in law and literature and continue to expand my publications in seventeenth-century literary history, constitutional law, administrative law, and the fusion of public and private law.
The experience that I bring to my work equally informs my ability to serve you. I have chaired meetings, participated in corporate governance, and presided over a medium-sized labour union. I have ample experience in legislative affairs, including the legal intricacies of parliamentary privilege. My ability in this regard is complimented by two years’ experience as a legal researcher. I am familiar with Canadian labour and employment law. My publications, moreover, focus on the history of universities and the law of visitation (an old form of arbitration that is still used in charities).
In short, I am a polymath. You define your problem; I work with you to find one or more solutions that account for a diversity of experience and learning. Your projects benefit from the variety of documented knowledge that I can bring to bear.
This knowledge and my skill as a writer allow me to quickly seize the narrative, to filter textual and oral evidence, and to produce measured decisions.
My services are affordable, and prices are negotiated on a project-by-project basis. Corporate, charitable, and personal social engagement now requires good research, writing, and editing services. The resolution of labour disputes, moreover, requires accessible arbitration services. I aim to make these services sustainable for corporations, not-for-profits, and individuals so that they can join the conversations in their fields.
Whether as a writer, editor, or arbitrator, I aim to highlight your interests while at the same time providing frank and positive criticism. I look forward to getting to know you and to collaborating with you!
What I Do
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Literary Criticism / Reviewing Fiction
Analysis of fictional works and worlds in the rough.
Just research: I do not provide legal advice.
Client-facing descriptions of emerging issues
Across legal and corporate fields.
In-depth analysis of emerging issues
Tailored for businesses, institutions, and academic researchers, as needed.
Legal / Institutional histories
Deep dives into your company or firm and its place in the world.
Current events / News
Serving cold looks at issues of the day.
See my publications …
JD/LLB, University of Ottawa (2021)
MA, English Literature, University of Ottawa. The Rhetoric of Nature: Marvell and the Longinian Sublime (June 4, 2018)
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Freelance Writer – 3D Printing Media Network
Writing news articles on developing issues in the 3D printing / additive manufacturing industry. Pursuing stories for network by conducting interviews and in-depth research.
Research Assistant at University of Ottawa
(May 2020 – Jun 2020)
Researched machine learning and artificial intelligence systems. Prepared research memorandum describing operation of machine learning and other artificial intelligence systems in pubic law context.
President at CUPE 2626
(Mar 2015 – Apr 2017)
Drafted by-laws for approval by union membership and executive committee. Managed ten executives and four employees; negotiated a first collective agreement.
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