projects



creating content

for the love of words and pictures and true stories

The mix of my skills, interests, resources, and experiences finds its niche in the diversity of my freelance projects. Wherein thrives the collaborative process of creating content. 


I love working with my creative and professional clients. I've got tons of experience. And I never miss a deadline. 


CREATING CONTENT

clients

My clients include artists and designers, architects and engineers, publishers and professors. I relish our collaborations and appreciate the gifts of repeat clients, word-of-mouth referrals, and range of projects.

goals

During the process of interpreting a client's vision and bringing their project to fruition, my approach is to ensure style reflects substance and continuity informs content. Whether I'm writing, designing, editing, and/or formatting.

works

The types of projects I work on include books and booklets, web content and art catalogues, slideshows and portfolios, pamphlets and event posters. And all manner of reports, proposals, profiles, papers, and essays. 

TESTIMONIALS

“Sheila has drawn on her knowledge and experience to express the meaning of my work. She understands the intricate processes and concepts of my work with textiles, and has developed these ideas in an elegant way. Her insightful writing elevates this publication to a poetic level.” 

Lesley Richmond, Textile Artist

Thank you for putting that wonderful book together. It was a total surprise and I love it. It represents the last 20 years of my work so well. I look at it often and it brings back fond memories. You are gifted, and I really appreciate your skill, insight, and recognition of what we are all about.

—Jon Losee, Landscape Architect

“Professionally speaking, as a jaded publisher I am not often impressed. But Sheila has succeeded in making me feel very impressed that one person—working solely with the power of a PC, her mind, and a latte—could possibly have edited this book to read coherently and smoothly. Many thanks!” 

Matthew Koumis, Publisher

“Sheila’s persistence, encouragement, and enthusiasm, combined with her editing, designing, writing, and interviewing skills, turned what would have been a dull recounting of my husband’s work into an exciting and human story. I heartily recommend Sheila to anyone wishing to write a book.” 

Kathryn Iredale, Co-author

SELECT  BOOK DESIGNS  &  PAGE LAYOUTS

back & front cover spread

The Spirit Series  |  Daniel Massé


two-page inside spread

A Tribute to the Spirit World of Northwest Coast Native Peoples

 

two-page inside spread

The Secret Life of Cocoons


two-page inside spread

The Silk Project of Textile Artist Joanna Staniszkis


back & front cover spread

Jonathan Losee | Landscape Architecture


two-page inside spread

Townhomes


two-page inside spread

The Wisdom of the Imagination


two-page inside spread

The livres d'artiste of Lucie Lambert 


about the author

E.D. Blodgett (1935–2018)

front cover

Walking Into God

inside page

'where does it come from'


publications

poetry books by E.D. Blodgett


ADDENDA

published projects

to maintain client confidentiality, I've restricted this list to public/published projects only


Essays Written for/about Clients for Publication

Co-authored with Client 

Designed, Formatted, &/or Copyedited Clients' Books 

Designed, Formatted, & Copyedited Books for Publication

Organized, Shepherded, & Promoted through to Publication 

Copyedited Book

Designed & Copyedited Exhibit Catalogue

Copyedited Exhibit Catalogue

Created Client's Travel Booklet

Sample Book of Prominent Profiles & Portraits

client comments

Book Cover and Page Layout (minimal editing)

You are the best editor. Thank you so much for your work. You are marvel-ous! 

(Patricia L. Morris, Writer)

Wrote Essay & Copyedited Additional Texts

"Thank you so much ... You have done it so well, so brilliant! Merci!"

"This is great! A beautiful piece of writing!I"

(Joanna Staniszkis, Textile Artist & Designer)

Designed Book Cover & Page Layout, & Copyedited Text

"Thank you for your meticulous and loving work on the manuscript." 

(Peter Midgley, Editor)

Tracked, Formatted, & Copyedited Academic Manuscript & Index 

“Many thanks from both of us for all your work on Pop Culture & Power. It has been a ‘long journey,’ and we appreciate your diligence.”
( Dawn Currie, Professor Emerita, UBC)

“Thanks for all your careful work on our Index.”
(Deirdre Kelly, Professor, UBC)

Formatted Dissertation

“Thanks again for your help in getting this final draft of my dissertation completed. I can’t believe I am nearly at the end of this journey! … THANKS A MILLION. I look forward to buying you that cocktail soon.”
(John Fleming, Doctoral Candidate, UBC)

Copyedited Numerous Large Engineering Reports

"Thank-you very much for your hard work. It helped greatly with the quality of the document." (Tom Willis, Senior Engineering Consultant)

"Perfect! Thanks so much Sheila! Your services are appreciated as always." 

(Geoff England, Associate Engineer)

Copyedited Numerous Academic Papers for Publication

"Thank you. As usual, you are so helpful!" 

"You are amazing, thank you!" 

"Thank you so much!!! I just gave your name to ..!"  

"You are an amazing editor. Thanks so much for working under such a time crunch." (Michelle Stack, Associate Professor, UBC)

Created Graphics & Images for Book Publication & Promotion 

"It’s totally wonderful and I am sooo impressed with your talent and sensitivity! Thank you very very much!!"

"Oh Sheila, it is magnificent!! Your work is spectacular."

"Bless you, Sheila for your keen sensitive eye and very good ideas."

"You are a gem. Thank you!!"

(Clarissa Green, Associate Professor Emerita, UBC)

Created Website & Content

"I want to thank you for all the work you have done for me ... organizing a difficult website and helping me with marketing an unmarketable service and making it sound appealing …" (Jonathan Losee, Landscape Architect)

Designed & Co-authored Book

"Many, many thanks for all your incredible help." (Kathryn Iredale)

Designed Series of Pamphlets for Annual Writers' Event

"Totally brilliant!!"

"MUCH appreciated ... Exciting!"

"Thumbs up! ... Off it goes!"
(Betsy Warland, Founder & Mentor, Vancouver Manuscript Intensive)

Designed and Edited 'From the Yellow Kitchen' Cookbook

“With appreciation and thanks, and now on we go to the next adventure. Who knew the journey would be such fun!”
(Sydney Lipovsky, fantastic cook)