James McDonall

Freelance Manual Writer & Article Writer

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Sometimes the prose is taken over by a poetic rhythm as in this glimpse at the life of a very disfunctional family.
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The beginning of a bright little play about mysterious doings and ill-conceived solutions.
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One sample of the passion which can flow in my descriptions.
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A sample of my older British style. Educated in the UK, I was perhaps exposed more to the British classics than North American students. I think this is where I learned my passion for linguistic precision and efficiency.
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A particularly sobering road curve in Montana.
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How much of this cart can you see?
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Star Filter sunrise.
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About Me:
I earned an Honours degree in English from York University in 1990, then life took me in a rather odd direction: at a time when post-grads were thrilled with a fast-food gig I managed to get my toe caught in the Insurance door, and the rest of me soon followed.

Now, a successful 23 years later, I am at last pursuing my original dream - to use the skills I worked so hard to develop such a long time ago. I practice every day - whether paid or not. I write poems, stories, essays, and articles. I am currently working on a collection of short stories and a stage play. I can also edit copy: as a trained deconstructionist I have the ability to crystallize complex ideas into easily digestible precis. My goal is self-sufficiency and more in my originally-chosen field.

Life in insurance taught...
Location
Calgary, Alberta, Canada