I was born in New Brunswick, grew up in Haida Gwaii and Labrador, and returned to New Brunswick to finish school. I hold a B.A. in Translation, History and French from Université de Moncton, a B.Ed. in Elementary/Secondary Education from St. Thomas University and a M.A. in French from University of New Brunswick. I have been a certified translator from French to English since 1982.
I was the first professional translator at Maritime Hospital Services Association (now Medavie Blue Cross). I retired to full-time freelancing after 30 years with NB Power, a major electrical utility, where I specialized in nuclear and technical translation. My clients have included a number of governments and governmental agencies, non-profit organizations, universities and individuals.
When not translating or writing, I am a first aid instructor for St. John Ambulance and a Guider. I am deeply involved in my professional associations and am currently the president of the CTINB (Corporation of Translators, Terminologists and Interpreters of New Brunswick) and the CTTIC (Canadian Translators, Terminologists and Interpreters Council). My husband and I have two grown daughters.