Josée Lafrenière: French name, English background.
Born in Ontario, my dominant language is English and I master it perfectly. After finishing my B.A. in Social Sciences at Carlton University, Ottawa, I followed my passion for language and did a Master’s degree in English, creative writing option, at Concordia University in Montréal. To stay on top of current language trends and to deepen my understanding of the subtleties of language, I read widely and attend professional seminars and workshops. I have a very strong grasp of grammar and style, but I am always willing to research anything I’m not sure of.
In addition to working as a freelancer since 2001, I have written articles for online and print publications and I have published short stories in literary magazines.