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Adele Simmons

Chestnut Lane Creative

Ottawa Area, ON
Canada
Experienced public speaker, available to talk to groups and associations about editors and editing.

Prix

  • Finaliste du prix Tom-Fairley (2012, 2020)
2019

Activités de bénévolat pour Réviseurs Canada

  • Section de Toronto (2013, 2014, 2016, 2017)

Profile

     Adele Simmons is a full-time editor-writer-instructor, living in Arnprior–Renfrew–Calabogie area, Ontario. She has been editing and writing for decades, is a  2-time Tom Fairley Award Finalist (2012, 2020), and has won numerous writing awards. She is a certified AWA writing instructor and workshop facilitator and a certified workshop facilitator for the Writers’ Community of Durham Region (WCDR).

     Adele has edited diverse genres (journalism, biography, memoir, educational, motivational, marketing, how-tos, stage, children’s) in all print formats (books, magazines, newspapers, anthologies, textbooks, corporate, legal, clinical, and marketing materials).

     She is a published writer of journalism (newspapers, articles, and newsletters), plus educational materials and textbooks, advertising, memoir, stage scripts, video scripts, anthologies, magazines, poetry, performance craft, songwriting, and children’s television. 

     Adele’s work history includes: 

• Instructor at Durham College, Oshawa, in management programmes (3 years); 

• General manager at Cullen Gardens & Miniature Village, Whitby (8 years);

• Creative writing instructor at Courtice Seniors’ Centre (3 years); 

• Scriptwriter for CTS TV children's programming (1 year);

• Workshop/seminar Instructor/trainer (decades): writing, self-publishing, public speaking, creative performance arts, puppetry;

• Education and experience in mental health services and special education;

• Bachelor’s degree (Psychology Major, Biology Minor) and continuing education in mental health, writing, and editing; 

• Worked as special educator, programme director, and music therapist in village of group homes near Montreal, Quebec (10 years);

• Music teacher (various instruments), choral director, vocal coach, and band coach (decades);

• Professional singer/songwriter, recording artist, and musician since childhood;

• Volunteer Instructor for youth music programmes (decades).

Compétences éditoriales

  • Adaptations
  • Préparation de copie
  • Coordination de projet
  • Mise en page et conception graphique
  • Révision à l’écran
  • Correction d’épreuves
  • Recherche, vérification de données
  • Réécriture
  • Révision de fond
  • Révision stylistique
  • Rédaction

Supports

  • Ouvrages et monographies
  • Documents universitaires : général
  • Matériel publicitaire et de promotion
  • Anthologies
  • Brochures
  • Ouvrages : général
  • Auto-édition
  • Documents d’affaires : général
  • Documents de conférence
  • Correspondance
  • Documents pédagogiques : général
  • Guides
  • Documents manuscrits
  • Publications internes
  • Manuels et ouvrages pratiques
  • Partitions
  • Journaux et quotidiens
  • Périodiques : général
  • Scénarios
  • Documents de relations publiques
  • Discours et allocutions
  • Guides de l’étudiant
  • Guides de l’enseignant
  • Manuels, collège et université
  • Livres grand public
  • Transcriptions et procès-verbaux

Spécialités

  • Administration
  • Animaux
  • Arts
  • Biographies
  • Affaires
  • Canada
  • Communications
  • Écologie et environnement
  • Divertissements
  • Famille
  • Géographie
  • Artisanat
  • Santé
  • Histoire
  • Arts, lettres et sciences humaines : général
  • Travail et emploi
  • Loisirs : général
  • Styles de vie
  • Littérature
  • Musique
  • Plein air
  • Psychologie et santé mentale
  • Religions et spiritualité
  • Tourisme et voyages