About Claire

I’m an experienced editor, teacher, translator, and writer. Editing projects include major reports for provincial government commissions, statutory review commissions, and public inquiries. Other editing clients include the Canadian government, the Canada-Newfoundland Offshore Petroleum Board, e-learning specialists, insurers, writers, musicians, graduate students, and university professors. As a translator, I’ve worked primarily on medical documents, compensation claims, and translation revision. I taught French and English at Memorial University for 15 years before starting my own business in 2006. Since then, I’ve taught adults in both languages, individually and in groups, in academic, corporate, and community settings. My stories, book reviews, and articles have appeared in a variety of journals and anthologies. My first novel, Maxine, was published in 2013.


If you’re looking for a last-minute gift, think about Anne Enright’s book The Forgotten Waltz. Enright, who shot to celebrity when she won the Man Booker in 2007, gave a terrific reading [...]

By | 2017-08-03T14:05:03+00:00 December 16th, 2013|literature|Comments Off on LAST-MINUTE SHOPPING: THE FORGOTTEN WALTZ


A friend submitted an article to a journal. The reviewer wanted the passive voice removed from the beginning of a particular section of the article, and the friend wanted to know what's [...]

By | 2017-10-19T10:49:48+00:00 November 2nd, 2013|editing, grammar|Comments Off on EDITING OUT THE PASSIVE


I was flattered to learn that Jane Silcott had chosen to pass me the cyber-baton in the Next Big Thing. Jane’s work was recommended to me by two mutual friends whose writing [...]

By | 2017-10-19T10:59:41+00:00 October 4th, 2013|Next Big Thing|Comments Off on NEXT BIG THING