28 August 2014

About the Editors

Nowick Gray has a master’s degree in English from the University of Victoria (1976) and a BA degree from Dartmouth College (1972). He also attended Simon Fraser University where he received a teaching certificate in 1979.

Nowick’s experience as a teacher, editor and published writer spans over thirty years. He has taught creative writing for grades 1-12. His essays, fiction and poetry have appeared in periodicals and anthologies as diverse as The San Francisco Chronicle, elephant journal, Friends Journal, NeWest Review, and Skills for Simple Living. His book-length publications include a literate cyber-thriller (PsyBot), an adventure novella (Rendezvous), a collection of short stories (Strange Love / Romance Not For Sale) and nature writings (My Country: Essays and Stories on the Edge of Wilderness).

As an editor Nowick has worked on a wide variety of projects including academic essays and theses, novels, nonfiction books and articles, business plans, newsletters, a poetry collection, and website design. He was an active member of a local writers’ group for two decades, helping to produce a published anthology and to bring the work of several co-members to publication. A nonfiction book he co-edited with Margot Russell (When the Road Turns: Inspirational Stories About People with MS) was published in August 2001 by Health Communications (publishers of the “Chicken Soup” series) and reviewed favorably in The New York Times.

Since founding HyperLife Editing Services in 2000, Nowick has assisted academic, business, literary and professional clients writing about everything from private investigation, computer systems, real estate, banking, and law, to wildlife, aromatherapy, literature, mythology, psychology, and spiritual healing. He has helped students polish their essays, apply to graduate programs, and hone their creative writing. Clients consistently find value in his insightful comments and prompt service.

Carol Ross

copyeditor, proofreaderAssociate editor Carol Ross has been part of HyperLife since 2003. Carol brings special skills in creative writing, as well as art and design. Her promptness, professional approach and eye for detail have impressed clients from a dozen countries and in disciplines ranging from fiction to international law, and from medical research to sociology. She is comfortable editing academic, business, scientific and creative writing. Roughly once a week she receives a comment on her editing along the lines of “Carol, you are amazing!” When not editing, she pursues her other passions: painting and gardening.


- By Nowick Gray