Hello! I’m Christine Bode, the founder of Bodacious Copy. I'm a professional copy editor and proofreader of award-winning books, and I also provide manuscript reviews and website creation for authors. I'm also a published poet, book reviewer, and empath. My best qualities are kindness, patience, curiosity, and listening. As a truth seeker, I encourage people to question everything while remaining authentic. 

My love of language has always influenced me. My first poem was published in 16 Magazine and Scholastic’s Rock’s Biggest Ten when I was fourteen. A voracious reader since the age of five, I have read over 1,000 books. I read—every day—and am hyper-aware of what first-class copy is. I've spent enough money on books to buy a house, which is why I don't own one. I would rather read a great book than almost anything else, which is why I want your book to wow its readers. 

I worked for twenty-five years as an administrative assistant in various industries, including architecture and engineering, city government, law and medicine. Proofreading and editing have always been a part of my job, and I still take pride in my work. I have taken editing courses, too, although I am not registered with Editors Canada.

When my hero, Sir Bob Geldof, told me in a letter that my poem “Icicles in the Sun” was brilliant, it was one of the best days of my life. Companion of the Order of Canada, author and broadcasting icon Patrick Watson was my poetry mentor from 2002-2004. I published two volumes of poetry, Eden Refugee and Eden Redefined, and Grammy-winning independent filmmaker Tom DiCillo reviewed Eden Refugee, saying, “Christine Bode has created an achingly beautiful piece of art here.” That was an unforgettable day, too! 

I authored book reviews for Simon & Schuster Canada and HarperCollins Canada and articles for various online entertainment magazines for many years. You can read my latest reviews, writing and editing tips, and more on My Bodacious Blog

Since 2008, I’ve been a freelance copy editor and, since 2012, the senior copy editor for Publish and Promote, which helps first-time and self-published authors realize their book publishing and marketing goals. I am primarily a book editor but can edit any type of document. 

Finally, I worked as a social media manager and marketer for authors and musicians for fifteen years, including New York Times bestselling authors Jane Porter and Anna Pasternak and Grammy, JUNO, CFMA, CMA, and Maple Blues Award-winning recording artists (I’ve attended over 500 concerts). I’m a member of Mari Smith’s Superstars and learned social media marketing from the best! So, I understand how to create impact through written communication to engage audiences, and I ensure each client receives my best effort. I won't be content with your manuscript until you are!

If you find yourself in or near Amherstview, Ontario, Canada, come and meet me and my Goldendoodle, Eloise, in person.