Christine Bode of Kingston, Ontario has been the senior editor for Publish and Promote since 2012 and has been a freelance copy editor and proofreader since 2008. She has considerable knowledge of legal, medical, engineering, broadcasting, scientific and business terminology and is an expert in copy editing and proofreading.
The majority of her copy editing experience was gained during her 25-year career as a secretary and administrative assistant in a variety of industries, including law, advertising, architecture and engineering, city government and medicine. She lived for ten years in Toronto where she worked primarily in law firms as a legal assistant. Christine holds diplomas in Television Broadcasting (1984) and Medical Office Administration - Honours (2009) and is currently working on a Professional Editing Standards certificate from Queen's University.
Christine has had a wide variety of creative experiences in her life including being the Vice-President of Student Programming while attending Loyalist College of Arts & Technology where she booked talent for special events and pub evenings. She was a photo model for a print ad and worked as an extra while living in Vancouver (her first job was on The X-Files, appearing in Season 2's "Red Museum" episode). She also volunteered as an usher, promoted musicians and actors, and co-produced a play.
From 2001-2004, Christine owned a website called The Celtic Poet where she published her book, music and movie reviews and posted her original photography, which she sold through her first entrepreneurial endeavour, Celtic Poet Photography. She wrote book reviews for many years for Simon & Schuster Canada and HarperCollins Canada as well as various online entertainment magazines.
In March 2008, she founded Scully Love Promo, a digital promotions company offering social media management, marketing, and virtual assistance for recording artists and authors that is still operating today.