I've been involved in creating artistic projects for 12 years - both for clients and personal initiatives. These projects include magazines, books, music videos, and comics. I also spent five years in higher education teaching business courses and developing curriculum. I've worked as a PA and VPA for several creatives assisting on Kickstarters and with general promotion and career organisation.
Find me online
Better Than IRL (coming 2020)
Becoming Dangerous (February 2018)
SPLIT: true stories about the end of marriage and what comes next (March 31, 2017)
Secret Loves of Geek Girls (Dark Horse, 2016) essay about my divorce
Practical Tokens of Affection (self-published, 2010) poetry
Owner, Fiction & Feeling
2016 - present
Founded publishing company that focuses on elevating underrepresented voices and topics. I design, edit, and market the books. My first book, SPLIT, was released March 31, 2017, with the second, Becoming Dangerous, released February 2018. Our third, Better Than IRL, will be released January 2020.
Executive Assistant, The Wicked + The Divine
2016 - 2019
I work with the creators of New York Times best-selling comic The Wicked + The Divine assisting with scheduling, convention appearances and acting as a liaison with media (primarily for artist Jamie McKelvie).
VPA, Katie West VPA Services
2015 - 2016
Established a virtual personal assistant services that specialized in dealing with creatives. Worked to ensure the success of Kickstarters and reward fulfilment, as well as organizing bookings, research, contacting media, and developing social media strategies.
Professor, Centennial College
2010 - 2015
Worked within the School of Business developing curriculum, updating course material, acting as course lead, and participating in extracurricular initiatives including implementing experiential learning in several courses and helping to develop School of Business Strategic Plan.
Teacher and Trainer of Adults Post-Graduate Certificate
BA in English Language and Literature
University of Windsor