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Who is Purple Pen Editing?

Micheline Brodeur

Micheline Brodeur is the senior editor at Purple Pen Editing. She gets quite peeved when she’s reading a book and comes across things like “hoards of people,” or has to figure out exactly what an omalett is on a menu. And don’t get her started on signs reading “Ladie’s dresses.” She offers 25 years of experience in advertising, public relations and government communications, and a passion for the right word when communicating in writing.

A voracious reader, Micheline holds a Diploma in Creative Communications from Red River College in Manitoba. After a slight detour into interior design halfway through her career in the federal government, she obtained her Certificate in Editing from Simon Fraser University, in BC.

 

Kaja DawkinsKaja Dawkins is the assistant editor at Purple Pen. An avid reader and creative writer, Kaja spends most of her afternoons perusing the Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary and cringing at incorrect usages of “their,” “they’re,” and “there” on the Internet. She spent three years as a non-fiction editor and one year as editor-in-chief for the literary journal Verse Noire.

Kaja studied creative writing at the Orange County High School of the Arts in California and earned her BA in Languages and Literature at Bard College in New York. She can read and write in German and Spanish as well as English.