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First Name Sylvia
Last Name Taylor
Member Since February 26, 2015
Email words@sylviataylor.ca
Company Sylvia Taylor Communications
Pen Name Sylvia Taylor
Branch Affiliation Metro Vancouver (includes Victoria)
Website sylviataylor.ca
Blog sylviataylor.ca
Twitter storygoddess
Facebook Sylvia Taylor / The Fisher Queen/ Beckoned by the Sea
Bio Sylvia Taylor is an award-winning writing & publishing coach, author, editor, educator, and communications specialist in Metro Vancouver. Whether supporting others in their self-expression, collaborating in commissioned work or creating insightful commentary and reportage, Sylvia draws from her professional background in education, administration and communication. With 400 magazine and newspaper articles in print and 75 commercial and business writing projects launched, she consults with a diverse range of entrepreneurs, organizations, and businesses. She has edit-coached over 100 manuscripts in all genres and works extensively with Canadian and international authors through all stages and phases of writing and publishing. Sylvia is the former executive director and president of the Federation of BC Writers for thirteen years. She currently sits on the Board of Directors of the Arts Council of Surrey and is Board Advisor to ArtsCan and the Royal City Literary Arts Society. She is also an inspiring public speaker and presenter in conferences and writing programs, and judges numerous writing competitions, including the 2013 BC Book Awards in Creative Non-fiction. Her creative writing and poetry has appeared in anthologies and genre magazines in Canada and the U.S, and was shortlisted for the CBC National Literary Awards in creative non-fiction. Her devotion to wellness and the arts led to a nomination for the Women of Excellence Awards. She is a popular author at literary events, where she reads from her works and contributes to panels and Blue Pencil sessions as an industry expert. Heritage House Publishing launched her historical literary memoir, The Fisher Queen: A Deckhand’s Tales of the BC Coast, in 2012 (now in reprint). Her second marine-themed non-fiction book with Heritage House, Beckoned by the Sea: Women at Work on the Cascadia Coast, launched in 2017.
Publications Beckoned by the Sea: Women at Work on the BC Coast - Heritage House Publishing, 2017 Social Science/ Women's Studies /Marine Studies (biographical, bioregion) The Fisher Queen: A Deckhand's Tales of the BC Coast - Heritage House Publishing, 2012 literary historical memoir / women's studies / marine studies over 300 articles in regional newspapers note: edit/coached over 100 book project forauthor-clients
Other Memberships Arts Council of Surrey (board of Directors) AtsCan (board advisor)
Awards Women of Distinction - nomination
Contests Surrey International Writers Conference - Creative Non-Fiction, BC Book Prizes - nomination for "Fisher Queen", CBC National Writing Competition - short listed creative non-fiction BC Book Prizes - nomination for "Beckoned by the Sea: Women at Work on the Cascadia Coast"
Genres Autobiography, Biography & Memoir, Childrens Books, Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Drama, Educational, Fantasy & Science Fiction, Fiction, Freelance, Gay & Lesbian, Health, History, Humour & Entertainment, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Nonfiction, Parenting, Politics & Social Science, Religion & Spirituality, Romance, Self Help, Short Stories, Speculative, Travel, Young Adult
Available For Readings, Presentations, Workshops, Book Club Meetings, Speaking Engagements
Services Offered Book Reviews, Corporate Writing, Editing, Freelance Writing, Ghostwriting, Manuscript Reading & Consultation, Promotional Copy, Storytelling, Web Content