I’m Christine Bode, a resilient, innovative, sole proprietor based in Kingston, Ontario. I am a copy editor, website creator, Twitter marketer, book reviewer, and poet. A spiritual empath who has quirky interests like time travel, paranormal phenomena, energy vortexes, and gothic rock music, I never act my age and will always surprise you. My best qualities are kindness, empathy, and listening. I look forward to meeting you.
Love of language has always influenced my life. A voracious reader since the age of five, I have read almost 1,000 books. I wrote a novella when I was fourteen, and I’ve worked as a freelance copy editor and proofreader since 2008.
Since 2012, I’ve been the senior copy editor for a Canadian company called Publish and Promote that helps first-time and self-published authors realize their book publishing and marketing goals. 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 know legal, medical, and business terminology, took 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 authored book reviews for Simon & Schuster Canada and HarperCollins Canada. I also wrote reviews and articles for various online entertainment magazines. As a published poet, I understand how to create impact through written communication to engage audiences.
In March 2008, I manifested a lifelong dream of collaborating 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. Bodacious Copy is the next phase of my career.
Thirty years of experience in copy and line editing of every type of document you can conceive of has made me a gifted copy editor.
My study of photography and desktop publishing and my love of art and design makes me a natural for creating websites that are uniquely you.
My eye for detail makes me an exceptional proofreader. I find mistakes in books published by the top publishing houses.
Thirteen years as a social media manager and marketer has made me an expert Twitter marketer. The main thing about Twitter you should know is to use it to talk to people and have fun!