Heidi Jirotka-004_croppedKatherine J. Barrett holds an MSc and PhD in the natural and social sciences. She is a writer, editor, researcher and book reviewer.

Katherine is founder and editor in chief of the literary magazine Understorey and edits regularly for Demeter Pressthe Afghan Women’s Writing Project and Alternatives Journal.

Through her freelance writing and editing business, Katherine provides structural and stylistic editing, copy editing and copywriting services to academics, non-profit organizations, businesses and creative writers.

Her writing has been published in numerous literary and academic journals and books.

Katherine lives in Nova Scotia, Canada.

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Am a mother of three boys, twins Alex and Jon who are five years old, and Thomas who is six

(Will not use my boys’ real names until they can consent to being blogged)

Usually have four or five books on the go at once, but read slowly

Have spent much (perhaps too much) of my adult life in a university

Have an active vermicomposter; I’m quite fond of it

Write a monthly column called Mother City Mama over on Literary Mama

Blog here about books and literature and motherhood and South Africa