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The English Mechanic


Copywriter, Editor and Creative Soul...
My name is Nicolette Little (Ph.D. Candidate), and I am the English Mechanic.

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About Nicolette Little

Nicolette Little is the English Mechanic.

As an experienced and trained writer, researcher and editor, Nicolette has worked on a variety of projects for Mercedes-Benz, Royal LePage, Porsche, University of Toronto and Fly Media, among others.  In addition to working in the writing, editing and advertising fields, Nicolette holds a notable publishing background and award history. Nicolette is a PhD candidate in York and Ryerson Universities’ joint Communication and Culture graduate program, and holds MA and BA Hons. degrees in English literature (Dalhousie & U of T). She is the winner of SSHRC (2005), OGS (2005/2015) and other writing and research awards.

 

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 Emails • Speeches • Bios and Profiles • 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

Experienced writer in corporate, creative and academic fields

Award winner

Winner of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada award (2005), Samuel James Stubbs Award for excellence in English (2004), and C.L. Burton Scholarship for English Excellence (2003), and a Golden Key International Honour Society inductee (top 15% nationwide, English studies, 2004). Also offered Ontario Graduate Scholarships in 2005 and 2015.

A range of clients…

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

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, announcements, speeches, proposals, brochures 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 reputed copy editor.
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Creative Writing

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

Nicolette works as a guest speaker on matters pertaining to professional writing, publishing, and women’s and gender issues. She also speaks on these matters at academic conferences. Please contact Nicolette to enquire about speaking opportunities.

Recent/upcoming speaking engagements include:

“Fostering Social Activism in College Classrooms.”
CALL: College Associate for Language and Literacy 2016 Annual Conference. Georgian College. (May 2016).

“Muslim-Canadian Women Speak Out! Prime Minister Harper, the ‘Niqab Ban,’ and Muslim-Canadian Women’s Voices in Social and Traditional Media.” Canada: Homeland or Hostile Land Conference. Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies. (April 2016).

“Rehtaeh Parsons, Leah Parsons, and Nova Scotian Beach Rocks as Powerful Media for Change.”
Intersections/Cross-sections Conference. York University. (February 2016).

“Niqbis Speak Out: Harper’s ‘Niqab Ban,’ Media and Muslim-Canadian Women’s Response.”
Future Communications Conference. York University. (December 2015).

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

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

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

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

Teaching

Sheridan College (Oakville, ON)

Since 2009, Nicolette has taught communications and literary studies at Sheridan College (Oakville, ON).

Humber College (Toronto, ON)

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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