Born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and a graduate of Burnaby Central Senior High School and Simon Fraser University, having studied English lit, French, Spanish, applied linguistics, social policy and anthropology.Has been an ESL instructor, a public service employee, and finally an education researcher before going to teach English in South Korea in 2007. There I taught English to children, university students and working adults. I am also an editor and have recently established a small business called Edwise Editor & Educ. Consultant, Edwise Editor and Education Consultant (#708-1155 West Pender Street, Vancouver, BC, V6E2P4, Tel: 604-638-329, Fax: 604-605-700, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.edwise2008.com). Just prior to this event, I took editing courses. Always been involved in community and anti-imperialist activism, I have been an advocate and network coordinator for teachers working abroad and locally and I sing in a political action choir. Likes: languages, films, music, art, nature, walking and general physical recreation. Dedicated to writing fiction and other categories of nonfiction since 2008 after many years of writing and presenting academic papers. Find copies of some stuff published since 2013 can be found in the special collections of the Simon Fraser University Library.