Love of language influences many parts of my life. Since 2012, I have been the senior copy editor for Publish and Promote and have worked as a freelance editor and proofreader since 2008. As an articulate, patient, excellent listener with a keen eye for details, I ensure each project receives my best effort.
During a twenty-five-year career as an administrative assistant in a variety of industries, I developed my copyediting skill. I have edited legal documents, medical reports, liner notes for CDs, press releases, websites, Ph.D. theses, and novels. I know legal, medical, and business terminology, have taken proofreading and editing courses, and am adept in CP Style and AP Style. But that’s not what makes me a great copy editor. I read—every day—and am hyper-aware of what first-class copy is.
For many years I wrote book reviews for Simon & Schuster Canada and HarperCollins Canada, and also wrote reviews and articles for online entertainment magazines. A published author myself, I understand how to create impact through written communication to engage audiences.
In March 2008, I manifested a lifelong dream of working with musicians and authors when I founded Scully Love Promo, a digital promotions business offering social media marketing and virtual assistance. It was successful until December 2020, when due to the pandemic, musicians could no longer tour. It was time to focus on copyediting.
Integrity and hard work have kept me self-employed for thirteen years, and I am grateful.
What People Say
We have retained Christine Bode for several services since 2012 including social media marketing, book reviews as well as copy editing and proofreading services. Christine has been an instrumental part of our author services program at Publish and Promote — she is professional, articulate and has a keen eye for details. She understands how to create impact through written communication and to engage audiences. I consider Christine Bode a business partner to our company and highly recommend her for the above services.
Dawn James, Managing Director, Publish and Promote
Christine has the perfect combination of technical skills, communications savvy, and personality traits to make her ideal as someone to help manage a social media, website, or content development project for any individual, organization or business. Christine has her finger on the pulse of the latest social media and marketing trends. She is committed to accuracy, efficiency, effectiveness and quality. Christine is a rare blend of absolute professionalism and engaging personality. She wants the best for her clients and will work tirelessly to achieve a client’s goals. I cannot recommend her work strongly enough.
Jim Barber, Marketing and Communications Specialist at Cataraqui Regional Conservation Authority
Christine provided excellent copy editing services for me and I would highly recommend her. She is fast, experienced and efficient. She offers great service and quality at an affordable price. She is friendly and wonderful to deal with.
Robin Westphal, Social Worker at Kingston Health Sciences Centre and Author