About Christine Bode

Be extraordinary.

I’m Christine Bode, Bodacious Copy’s resilient, innovative sole proprietor based in Kingston, Ontario. I am a copy editor, proofreader, Twitter marketer, book reviewer, and poet. A spiritual empath with quirky interests like time travel, paranormal phenomena, energy vortexes, and post-punk/new romantic music, I never act my age and will always surprise you. My best qualities are kindness, patience and listening.

I look forward to meeting you.

The love of language has always influenced my life. A voracious reader since the age of five, I have read almost 1,000 books. In addition, I am the author of two books of visceral, audacious poetry. Eden Refugee reflects the experiences of a young woman consumed by sex, drugs, rock’n’roll, unrequited love and a constant quest for spiritual enlightenment. In my latest volume, Eden Redefined, I bare my soul, teasing every sense by revealing my life as an existential mud wrestler. Eden Redefined intimately contemplates grief, human vampires, spiritual growth, love in its many guises, pandemic isolation, and the madness of the 21st century.

My first poem, about Shaun Cassidy, was published by Scholastic in Rock’s Biggest Ten and in 16 Magazine in 1978. Encouraged by a letter from Bob Geldof in 1987, mentored in the 2000s by Companion of the Order of Canada, Patrick Watson, and a review of Eden Refugee by Grammy Award-winning filmmaker Tom DiCillo, I continue to write poems with “the pulse of life in them.”

I have worked for fourteen years as a copy editor and social media manager for musicians and authors through my business, Bodacious Copy, and live in Kingston, Ontario, with my Goldendoodle, Eloise.

Since 2012, I’ve been the senior copy editor for Publish and Promote, which helps first-time and self-published authors realize their book publishing and marketing goals. As an articulate, patient, and excellent listener with a keen eye for details, I ensure each project receives my best effort.

I developed my copyediting skill during my twenty-five-year career as an administrative assistant in various industries. I know legal, medical, and business terminology and took proofreading and editing courses. But that’s not what makes me a great copy editor. I read—every day—and am hyper-aware of what first-class copy is.

For many years I authored book reviews for Simon & Schuster Canada and HarperCollins Canada. I also wrote reviews and articles for various online entertainment magazines. As a published poet, I understand how to create impact through written communication to engage audiences.