Valerie Paterson

Valerie Paterson holds a BFA in Art Education and a Diploma of Instructional Technology from Concordia University in Montreal, Canada. As a teacher and instructional designer, Valerie sought to leverage the pedagogical power of languages and the arts by creating accessible, well-designed curricula, textbooks, and websites for K-12, high school, college, and private programs. As a project manager with an educational materials publisher for 10 years, Valerie helped publish over 20 instructional resources, coordinated the English-language division, and led the design team for an online second language test for college students.

Since 2018, Valerie has run a small freelancing consultancy in academic editing and translation. Clients have included international professional editing services, authors of academic journal articles, second language writers, and master’s and doctoral students. Recent work has ranged from substantive editing for an engineering textbook to writing in the higher ed admissions consulting niche and translation of museum exhibition catalogues. Personal and artistic interests include urban renewal, architecture, photography, and design.