Writing

“Writing is easy. You just open a vein and bleed." (Red Smith, Sportswriter) 


As a freelance writer, I have been commissioned to write a wide range of non-fiction. 

My services include:

  • brief biographies, usually for personal websites
  • book reviews
  • theatre reviews
  • media releases
  • grant applications 
  • blog posts (click for sample)
  • website copy (click for sample)
  • ad copy
  • teaching curriculum on Shakespeare
  • magazine articles and journal articles, esp. on subjects related to literature or literature and mental health
  • encyclopedia entries
Please contact me to discuss your project and a fee. 


Select work


The Penelopiad at the Highland Arts Theatre is an Epic Adventure You Won't Want to Miss.” Doktor Luke’s Theatre Blog. Apr. 2018.

“All this against an evening sky that seems to mock us with its beauty: Finding Hope in Cape Breton.” Oxford ReLit Summer School Blog. Feb. 2018.

“ See Better Lear: Gaining New Perspective in Oxford.” Oxford ReLit Summer School Blog. Nov. 2017.

Merchant of Venice: Texts and Contexts. Editor. Broadview Press. 2014.

“ ‘Never conquered nor possessed:’ Female Theatre Professionals Present Post-colonial / Québécois Canadian Shakespeare” in “No other but a woman’s reason: Women on Shakespeare. Eds. Kujawinska Courtney and Kwapisz Williams. Peter Lang. 2013.

Review of  Stuart Women Playwrights, 1613-1713 by Pilar Cuder-Domínguez (Ashgate, 2011).  In The Seventeenth Century 27.1 (Spring 2012).

“ ‘What beast is this lies wallowing in his gore?’: The Indignity of Man and the Animal Nature of Love in The Sea Voyage.” Modern Language Review 107.1 (Jan., 2012): 89-109.

In Encyclopedia of Tudor England.  Eds. John A. Wagner and Susan Walters Schmid. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO. 2011.
      “Anne Hathaway.” Vol. 2. 568-69.
      “Drama.” Vol. 1. 366-68.

Review of Milton’s Ovidian Eve by Mandy Green (Ashgate, 2009). In The Seventeenth Century 26.2 (Autumn 2011).

Women Who Wreak Havoc: A New Perspective on Early Modern Drama. Saarbrücken: VDM Verlag Dr. Müller. 2010.

“Teaching, Curriculum, and Learning” in Continuum Handbook on Seventeenth-Century English Literature. Eds. Robert C. Evans and Eric Sterling.  New York: Continuum International Publishing Group. 2010.

“Revolution and Counter-Revolution in Productions of Shakespeare.” Romeo and Juliet Study Guide. UBC Department of Theatre and Film. Vancouver: UBC Press. 2010.

“Theatre Review: Twelfth Night at Bard on the Beach, Vancouver BC.”  Early Modern Literary Studies 14.2. 2008.

In 501 Great Writers. Ed. Julian Patrick. London: Quintessence, 2008. 
      “Andrew Marvell,” 70.
      “Michel de Montaigne,”42-43.
      “Tennessee Williams,” 406.

In Defining Moments in History.  Eds. Bianca Jackson and Jonathan Morton. London: Octopus Press. 2008.
      “Needle Exchange Pilot Program in Amsterdam,” 550.
      “Stonewall Riots,” 420.

In The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Love, Courtship, and Sexuality through History [6 vols.].  Eds. James Howell et al. Westport: Greenwood Press. 2007.
      “Chinese Treasure Fleets,” Vol. 3. 49-50.
      “Exploration and Colonization, European,” Vol. 3. 84-88.

In 1001 Novels You Must Read Before You Die. Ed. Peter Boxall. London: Quintet Publishing. 2006.
      “Fear and Trembling by Amélie Nothomb,” 880.
      “The Judge and His Hangman by Friedrich Durrenmatt,”472.

“Shared Experience Theatre Company: Brechtian Revolution in London.” The Literary Criterion. Mysore: University of Mysore Press: 161-67. 2006.

“Obedience to the Inward Oracle: An Analysis of Some Early Quaker Women’s Texts.” Quaker Studies 6.2 (2002): 135-158.


Testimonials


“Julie is a topnotch writer and editor. She is able to understand reports and presentations on very complex issues and efficiently review, edit and shape them so that they are delivered to clients in an accessible and attractive form. Julie has contributed high-end value to many of our products and I highly recommend her. In addition, she is extremely professional and a pleasure to work 
with.” -Kevin Saville, President, KSAR & ASSOCIATES INC.

“Julie was a huge asset to the administrative team at Pacific Theatre; her academic background and her expertise in the area of writing, in particular, were invaluable in presenting our company well to the public and to funding bodies. Her work was always professional, careful, and quickly executed.” -Rebecca deBoer, Producer/Administrator, Pacific Theatre, Vancouver