bio

I’m Christine Bode, Bodacious Copy’s resilient, innovative sole proprietor based in Kingston, Ontario. I am a copy editor, proofreader, Twitter marketer, book reviewer, poet and empath. My best qualities are kindness, patience and listening. 

My love of language has always influenced me. A voracious reader since the age of five, I have read almost 1,000 books. I read—every day—and am hyper-aware of what first-class copy is. In addition, I wrote a novella when I was fourteen, had my first poem published in 16 Magazine and Scholastic's Rock's Biggest Ten, published two volumes of poetry titled Eden Refugee and Eden Redefined, and have worked as a freelance copy editor and proofreader since 2008. 

Since 2012, I’ve been the senior copy editor for Publish and Promote, which helps first-time and self-published authors realize their book publishing and marketing goals. 

For many years I authored book reviews for Simon & Schuster Canada and HarperCollins Canada, and you can read my latest reviews here on My Bodacious Blog. I also wrote reviews and articles for various online entertainment magazines and worked for fourteen years as a social media manager and marketer, primarily for musicians. So, I understand how to create impact through written communication to engage audiences, and I ensure each project receives my best effort.