I am Kellie Jardine: wife, mother, pet owner, yoga lover, and editor.
Born in Whitehorse, Yukon, my love of writing started young. Between local writing contests and school speech competitions, I was always ready for a challenge. After graduation, I put my love of words to work at the University of Calgary, shaping strong arguments and proving theses in order to earn my Bachelor of Arts in Canadian History.
In 2007, I moved with my husband to Fort McMurray where I spent five years writing and leading education programs at the Oil Sands Discovery Centre. It was an experience that taught me many lessons about the impact of audience on language, writing style, and tone.
Fast forward to 2014—a cat, two dogs, and two beautiful children later, we were ready for a change. In August of 2014, we moved to Coldstream, BC, in the heart of the Okanagan. As the next two years passed swiftly by, we settled easily into our new home. So, with both kids in school, I took on Simon Fraser University’s Editing Certificate Program and graduated with flying colours in November of 2016. With certificate in hand, I was ready for my next writing challenge: helping others reach their writing dreams. And with that, Clearly Read Editing was born.
I enjoy the challenge of editing a piece of writing and love the opportunity it provides to help each writer’s document succeed. If you are looking for some editing direction, even if you don’t know what type, I would love to help make sure your writing says exactly what you want it to.
Question or two? Don’t hesitate to contact me. Unsure about what your document needs? Send me a sample of your work for a complimentary assessment.
You can find the best ways to reach me on my Contact page. I look forward to the chance to work with you, and until then, happy writing!