Research and writing is my calling, and I want to use my passion to promote your work.

My education suits me to all manner of humanities writing, whether professional or creative. I hold a BA and MA in English Literature. I now study law. I am published in both fields 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, so can conduct policy research. My ability in this regard is complimented by two years’ experience as a legal researcher. I am familiar with Canadian labour, employment, and aerospace law.

In short, I am a polymath. You define your problem; I research it and write 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 edit your work. The stories you tell need to be fact-checked by a generalist. My varied interests and training let me delve into your work to suggest new paths to explore and ideas or passages in your text that need emphasis.

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. 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 or editor, I highlight your voice while delivering frank positive criticism. I look forward to meeting and working with new voices!

What I Do

Literary Criticism / Reviewing Fiction
Analysis of fictional works and worlds in the rough.

Legal Research
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.

Spicy opinions / Hot takes
A mercenary pen short of libel.

Academic research
See my publications

Education

JD/LLB, University of Ottawa (2021)

MA, English Literature, University of Ottawa. The Rhetoric of Nature: Marvell and the Longinian Sublime (June 4, 2018)

Experience

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Research Assistant at University of Ottawa

Researched machine learning and artificial intelligence systems. Prepared research memorandum describing operation of machine learning and other artificial intelligence systems in pubic law context.

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.

Researcher at Emond Harnden, LLP
(Feb 2018 – Apr 2020)
Conducted legal research for lawyers and draft memoranda of law. Reviewed collective agreements and case law in a labour and employment context, with particular focus on aviation sector.

Teaching Assistant at University of Ottawa
(May 2014 – Apr 2020)
Taught grammar and graded undergraduate essays. Assisted students with their papers, including heavy copy-editing.

Internship at the Senate of Canada, Office of Law Clerk and Parliamentary Counsel
(Sept 2019 – Dec 2019)
Conducted legal research regarding parliamentary privileges of the Senate. Reviewed legislation in preparation for re-introduction of bills in Parliament.

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.


From the Blog

David Hume pondering his problem of induction

Dicey’s ghost walks free

David Hume’s is-ought problem is oft-forgotten in Canadian political and legal circles, and it bears some repetition. We often forget the value of deduction in an algorithmic age, for computers and the science from which they stem cause us to increasingly rely on inductive logic. In this age of induction, we formulate general rules based … Continue reading Dicey’s ghost walks free

Law society of Ontario’s authority: public powers misunderstood

Visitors have the right to supervise and correct the affairs of a charitable corporation. The Law Society of Ontario had visitors mentioned in its charter, but this mention was removed. Does the visitor still exist? If so, what might that mean for the profession?

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