Feminist Editor - About Me

The Basics

Hi, my name is Sylvie. I work as a freelance editor in Winnipeg, MB, Canada. I write fiction and poetry in my spare time. I also like dancing with my hula hoop and attending aerial silks and  hoop fitness classes. 


Qualifications

Having read hundreds of academic papers and creative works in university and as part of my job, I am confident in my abilities to make your work the best it can be. Below is a sample of my qualifications: 

  • Editing Certificate from Simon Fraser University, BC, Canada
  • Bachelor’s degree with First Class Honours in both English and Women’s and Gender Studies from the University of Manitoba, MB, Canada
  • Editor for the Feminist and Queer Review and The Arts Tribune, both academic and creative journals associated with my alma mater
  • Grader/Marker for an intro Art History, English, and multiple intro Women’s and Gender Studies courses, as well as a second year Business Administration course

Over the next few years, I will be completing an MA and PhD in Gender Studies (with a focus on literature) over the next few years. I'm excited to continue learning and improving my skills. 


Feminist
“I am not free while any woman is unfree, even when her shackles are very different from my own.” ~ Audre Lorde, Sister Outsider

I practice intersectional feminism.


Kimberlé Crenshaw created the term “intersectionality” to explain how different factors—such as gender, race/ethnicity, class, sexuality, ability, age, education, and religion—shape our experiences. These factors are inextricable from social systems and determine one’s overall experience of oppression and privilege. For instance, my experiences as a white woman are different from the experiences of a black woman or the experiences of a white man. Social institutions like the government ensure some people, notably upper-class white men, benefit from the oppression of others.

My feminism seeks to tell the untold stories of marginalized groups and to create systemic change so that we all have a fair playing field—as defined by marginalized voices. My feminism does not end with women, however; masculinity studies, animal rights, and environmental concerns are just as important to me.

As a feminist editor, I can improve your writing by identifying stereotypes and assumptions about particular groups of people and help you diversify the advertisements or characters you’ve created. My expertise gives your work a critical edge and a wider audience—because they feel like they belong. 

Literature and Gender Studies Student. Owner of Feminist Editor.
(Photo by Daniel Buckland.)

Literature and Gender Studies Student. Owner of Feminist Editor. (Photo by Daniel Buckland.)

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