Hi, I'm Dave.
I’m a freelance writer and an editor devoted to thoughtful analysis of your work.
I publish Vancouver Island History where we discover the Island’s unexpected past.
A graduate of Vancouver Island University and its Creative Writing program in 2021, I received the Rhonda Bailey Award in Publishing, the Pat Bevan Award for Fiction, and the Meadowlark Award for Fiction.
A firm believer in literary currency, I volunteer for the Comox Valley Writers Society as a beta reader coordinator and facilitate stand-in readers for writers with disabilities for monthly reading nights.
I am privileged and grateful to be allowed to work and study on the traditional territories of the Coast Salish, Kwakwaka’wakw, and Nuu-chah-nulth Peoples and pay respect to their rich cultural heritage and natural environment.
I found Dave to be a respectful reader of my work. When he made critical comments, he was never negative or discouraging. He always mentioned what I had done well and helped me build on that.”—David A