About The Authors
As an educator, Amy has taught both adults and children for over 20 years. She created and taught popular parent/child programs for hundreds of families in Guelph, Ontario. At Conestoga College, she designed and facilitated courses in Writing, Presentation Skills and Train the Trainer. Amy delivers custom presentations for conferences and organizations on special needs parenting, clear writing and presentation skills. As a dynamic media guest, she has appeared on local and national radio and TV.
Amy has a Master’s Degree in Adult Education from OISE, University of Toronto and a teaching degree (Special Education and English.) She is President of the Guelph Chapter Professional Writers Association of Canada.
When not writing or giving workshops, Amy enjoys fitness classes, Book Club, and her Knitting Group. Together with her husband and two daughters, she hikes, takes in theatre and checks out arts festivals in their home town, Guelph, Ontario. Her youngest child has autism.
Heather is an active member of the parent advisory group of the Autism Spectrum Disorder Canadian-American Research Consortium (ASD-CARC) contributing her expertise and a parental perspective to research developments.
Heather started her writing career as a technical communicator, designing manuals and online documentation for the computer industry. Her co-authored book Techniques for Technical Communicators, was used as a textbook for students of technical writing at 34 universities and colleges throughout North America. She has led numerous workshops on technical writing and has taught business communication at community college.
She has earned multiple B.A. degrees in English, Applied Studies, and Psychology from the University of Waterloo and Carleton University.
A mother of two she lives in Ottawa with her husband and children. Her oldest daughter has Asperger syndrome. As a family they enjoy the outdoors—especially bicycling, X-country skiing, and camping. To keep balanced, Heather also makes time for reading and gardening.