Teaching & Editing

2016 Fall Poetry Colloquium – Register now


A professional teacher, Deanna has led workshops on the creative process, writing and revising poetry, getting published, and methods of teaching poetry, for over twenty years. She has worked with community groups, creative writing groups, young people* and postsecondary students, including teachers in training, across Canada. Contact her to inquire about a visit to your community centre, library, writing group or school. She can tailor her visit to your needs.

*Visits to Ontario public schools may be subsidized through the Poets in the Schools program of the League of Canadian Poets.



Deanna offers a range of poetry editing services from mentoring and feedback to help you develop and polish your poems, to substantive manuscript consultations and meticulous copyediting. Contact her to learn more about her approaches and fees.

corporate publications: print and web

Deanna specializes in transforming content into highly readable plain language, and in substantive editing, copyediting and proofreading. A professional web editor for over seven years, she can help you plan, craft and edit content for your corporate or personal website. Contact her to discuss your editing needs.


“I’m starting to tell people that I have a book deal. I couldn’t be more pleased. Thanks for all the help you provided at an early stage of the manuscript!”(First-time author)

“I appreciated the range of readings and the exposure to poets I was not familiar with. Receiving feedback on my poems was an important component of the colloquium. Your knowledge of poets and poetry was most impressive.” (Colloquium participant)

“I enjoyed the discussions quite a lot, as well as your selections for readings—both the articles on poetics as well as some great poems by writers I hadn’t read before. I also appreciated your comments on my poems. [It was] really a great format and a great addition to the poetry scene.” (Colloquium participant)