We’re really excited to start 2015 with the announcement that our team is growing! Amy Haagsma has joined us as our new editorial assistant.
Amy has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Alberta and a Diploma of Technology in Civil Engineering from the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT). For the past four years, she’s worked as a corporate marketing coordinator for McElhanney Consulting Services. There, she explored her love of writing and editing, which led her to pursue a new career as a freelance editor. She has just completed the Certificate in Editing at Simon Fraser University and is also working on the Certificate in Business Communication and Professional Writing.
During her studies at BCIT, Amy received an achievement award from the Society for Canadian Women In Science and Technology and was a founding member of the Women in Engineering student group. This commitment to strengthening the presence of women in science is one of the many reasons we’re excited to have Amy on our team.
Amy is an active member of the BC branch of the Editors’ Association of Canada (EAC). As a member of the communications and social media committee, she manages the branch’s Twitter and Facebook accounts, and she represents EAC at local events such as Word Vancouver. She also recently became the managing editor of West Coast Editor, EAC-BC’s blog.
As an editorial assistant, Amy will be taking on copy-editing and proofreading projects. She’ll also be drawing on her marketing expertise to help us with proposals and business development. We’re thrilled to welcome her to the Talk Science team.