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The English Mechanic


Nicolette Little
Writer, Editor and Author

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About Nicolette Little

Nicolette Little is the English Mechanic.

Nicolette is a trained and experienced writer, editor and author. She has worked on a variety of projects for Mercedes-Benz Burlington, Royal LePage, Porsche, University of Toronto and Metroland Media, among others, and has a notable publishing background. Nicolette holds MA and BA Hons. degrees in English literature (Dalhousie & University of Toronto), and is working on a doctorate degree in critical media studies at the University of Calgary. She taught literary studies and writing at Ontario’s Sheridan and Humber colleges.

 

Clients

Porsche Oakville • Mercedes-Benz Burlington • ReMax Aboutowne • Fly Media • Q4 Communications • Royal LePage Canada • University of Toronto • 7 Communications • Appleby College • Invidiata Collection • The Oakville Beaver • Look Local Magazine • Trillium College • Former MP Peter Shurman • Halton Women’s Place • The Dan Cooper Group • Plank Magazine • Study Magazine • Foto-Studio.com • and more…

 

Specializations

Web Content • Press Releases • Advertorials • Editorials • Corporate Communications • Speeches • Bios and Profiles • Corporate Video Scripts • Manuscript Edits • Ghost Writing • and more…

My Career

Communications, writing & literary studies professor

Nicolette has taught literary studies and communications at Sheridan College since 2009. She has guest lectured at Humber College for their Professional Writing & Communications program.

Recognized technical specialist in the writing field

Awards

Knowledge Mobilization Unit Award (2016) • Mitacs Globalink Research Award (2016) • United Way “Top 20 Under 40” Award (2015) • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Award (2005) • Samuel James Stubbs Award for excellence in English studies (2004) • C.L. Burton Scholarship for English studies excellence (2003)

A range of clients…

Nicolette’s clients include Mercedes-Benz Burlington, Porsche Oakville, The Invidiata Team, Chestnut Park Realty, ReMax Aboutowne, EPICITI, Foto-Studio.com, Coulson Fine Homes, Q4 Communications, Fly Media, Hicks Fine Architects, 7 Communications and many more…

Children’s Book Author

“A Toot in the Tub” – on shelves June 2018 (Flanker Press, Newfoundland)

“Chloe’s Crazy Hair Day” (submitted for publication, 2017)

 

Done.

Writing, Editing & Speaking

Nicolette is an experienced and highly trained writer, editor, researcher and speaker.

Writing, Editing & Skills

Copywriting

The English Mechanic offers a full range of copywriting services, including press releases, websites, corporate bios, speeches, proposals and more. Read more  

Copy Editing

Error-free content is an indicator of professionalism and success. If you want high-quality wording that reads well, then it’s time to hire a first-rate copy editor.
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Creative Writing

Nicolette produces original speeches, articles and other creative content for a range of clients.
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Speaking

Nicolette speaks on matters related to professional writing, new media and education.

Selected engagements include:

“Writing Query Letters and Editing Your Book.”
Emerge: Your Story Can Change the World. Old Mill. (January 2014).

“Dissecting and Understanding Academic Research Papers.”
Professional Writing Program. Humber College. (September 2015).

“Motherhood in the Media – Preliminary Findings.”
Sheridan College, Peel Community Health Initiatives and Peel Region Child and Youth Initiative. Sheridan College. (April 2015).

“Women’s Voices in Social and Traditional Media.” Canada: Homeland or Hostile Land Conference. Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies. (April 2016).

“Communicating Across the Divide: Students and Distress.”
College Association for Language and Literacy 2015 Annual Conference.
Durham College. (May 2015).

 

 

Teaching

University of Calgary (May 2018- )

Course Director, New Media (COMS203), Communication, Media & Film Department

Sheridan College (2009-2015)

Professor of Communications and Literary Studies, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (Oakville, ON)

Humber College (2015)

Guest lecturer in Humber College’s Professional Writing and Communications program (Toronto, ON)

Portfolio

  • Healthy Foods, Healthy Conscience

    Magazines

    Oakville Magazine

  • Ready to Be the Hero Your Community Needs?

    Magazines

    Study Magazine

  • Oakvillian to Fashionista

    Magazines

    Oakville Magazine

  • High-End Treasure

    Magazines

    Oakville Magazine

  • Trial and Eros – Elegant Heathens

    Reviews

    Plank Magazine

  • Brief Encounters: Experimentation free of ego

    Reviews

    Plank Magazine

  • Here to Go: Join the movement

    Reviews

    Plank Magazine

  • Exercise in the Name of Social Justice

    Magazines

    Invidiata Magazine

  • A Journey to the Galapagos Islands

    Magazines

    Invidiata Magazine

  • Constructing Childhood Joy: New Fantasyland and the continuing Disney World dream

    Magazines

    Invidiata Magazine

  • Rule Bending Meets Tradition in the Name of Culinary Excellence

    Magazines

    Invidiata Magazine

  • Driving the Road to Revitalization

    Magazines

    Invidiata Magazine

  • Sublime Luxury: Revolutionizing high-end homes with cutting edge technology

    Magazines

    Invidiata Magazine

  • Creating the Ultimate Refuge

    Magazines

    Invidiata Magazine

  • Reconnecting Through Wellness

    Magazines

    Invidiata Magazine

  • International Landscaping and the ‘Staycation Revolution’

    Magazines

    Invidiata Magazine

  • Spring Tips and Trends for the ‘Do-it-yourself’ Decorator

    Magazines

    Invidiata Magazine

  • Calling Oakville’s Gentlemen: Are you ready to walk a mile?

    Magazines

    Look Local Magazine

  • Mercedes-Benz Burlington and Joseph Brant Hospital Team Up

    Newspapers

    Hamilton Spectator

  • The Date Rape Drug: A cautionary tale

    Newspapers

    Toronto Star

  • Men in Heels: Fundraiser to fight violence against women

    Newspapers

    Oakville Beaver

  • Epiciti

    Websites

  • Foto-Studio.com

    Websites

  • Denturism Program @ Trillium College

    Websites

  • Mercedes-Benz Burlington

    Websites

  • Mercedes-Benz Crystal Ball Press Release

    Press Releases

    Mercedes-Benz Burlington

  • Kinesic/Quantum Shift PR Edit

    Press Releases

  • Trillium College Promotes Wellness

    Magazines, Press Releases

    Study Magazine

  • Margaret’s Legacy & Holocaust Education

    Websites

  • Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital Begins Its Transition

    Newspapers

    InsideHalton.com

  • Prost! The Ultimate Oktoberfest Party

    Magazines

    Look Local Magazine

Testimonials

“Quantum Automotive Group and Mercedes-Benz Burlington have been using Nicolette’s professional editing and writing skills for several years with great success. We appreciate her team approach, her passion for getting to know our business and values, and her ability to authentically express our message on every occasion. We value her input and collaboration on various messages to our staff, customers and the community we serve. We will continue our valued relationship with Nicolette as we develop and grow our innovative automotive brands.”
-Ken Szekely, President/CEO,
Mercedes-Benz Burlington & Quantum Automotive Group

 

“Throughout my career I have been featured by many different magazines and have had some reasonable results, except recently I was interviewed by Nicolette. Interesting, delving questions helped me express myself! Very pleased with the quick performance and the personal touch. Rated excellent.”

– Stephen Coulson, Coulson Fine Homes

 

“You may not even know you need a good editor until you find one and the editing begins…but you really do. I was lucky to find and am happy to recommend Nicolette Little as a no-nonsense person who understands her craft well. Nicolette takes the time to explain, for example, why she insists on proper attribution or why she wants to introduce particular grammatical or literary changes. Nicolette takes good writing and makes it great. I’d use her services again and, without a doubt, I shall.”
– Peter Shurman, Author of Millennials: Boom’er Bust,
Former MPP, and CEO of Standard Radio

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