In addition to working with words, I occasionally dabble in them myself. My writing and speaking engagements can be found in various places around the interwebs.
Unstoppable Authors: Turning Your Passion into a Business
I chatted with Angeline on the Unstoppable Authors Podcast about how to keep your excitement alive when your passion becomes your business, the importance of mindset, and how to keep a good work/life balance.
I also explain the different types of edits, when an author should be looking to get edits done, and what’s happening in the publishing industry today.
How to Start a Book Editing Business with Shelly Zev
The Profit Your Knowledge podcast aims to teach knowledge-based business owners how to grow and scale their online business with authenticity and generosity. I spoke with James Allen about the ins and outs of starting a book editing business on his podcast.
“Shelly is a fabulous teacher. They are personable, funny, and very supportive and upbeat. I loved listening to their voice. They are clearly very experienced, and I felt that the information was factual and to a high standard. I loved their example poems; they made me laugh!”
Have a podcast or speaking event that requires a unique perspective? Get in touch with me here.
My first short story, LIBRARY OF AN OLD GHOST is a YA paranormal short. I had the lovely privilege of working on it with Jasmine Warga, the author of MY HEART AND OTHER BLACK HOLES. You can find it on Wattpad here.
I also wrote a short story for #WriteLadyHeadRight, hosted by Carrie Mesrobian and Christa Desir. They collected a lot of awesome short stories in February as a celebration of lady head (exactly what you think it is). My short story, titled THEY WERE, can be found here.
For Pride Month 2016, I wrote a short piece for Gay YA.
For Bisexual Awareness Week, I wrote a post for Gay YA titled Duality, YA and Crumpled Stickers.
I’ve also had the lovely privilege of writing a few posts for sites that are no longer active. These forgotten posts include:
- A list of underrated queer YA on YA Interrobang which can be found here.
- For Riveted Lit (Simon & Schuster), I wrote a list of 7 LGBT+ Fantasy/Speculative Novels to Read This Summer.
- I wrote a review of Love, Simon for Ms En Scene.
I have an Honours Bachelor of Arts with High Distinction and a Master of Information in Library and Information Services, both from the University of Toronto. My library service expertise is on services for children and teens.
These writings are mainly readers advisory focused and provide recommendations for library customers but the occasional opinion piece comes through.
I wrote a post on the Netflix show, Love is Blind. Is Love Blind? Or Is it Just Really Good Reality TV?
I have also published over 10 Readers Advisory lists on the Vaughan Public Libraries catalogue.