Writing/Story Editing

“Shelley knows what makes a good story and how to tell it. Structure is her forte. Her writing is intelligent, witty and fun…. Her strong story editing and writing skills cross age barriers and target audiences.”
– Maura Kealey, Series Producer

I am a Montreal documentary Writer and Story Editor who has worked in many genres of film and television since 2000.  With my extensive and varied experience I can get involved at any point in the process—from outline to on-line.



  • • Sociocultural, food, travel, lifestyle, health, medicine, science
  • • Ease with a wide range of subjects
  • • Mining all opportunities for emotion and humour
  • • Making complex material entertaining and accessible


Selected Writing and Story Editing Credits

Grin and Build It!
W Network, Zone 3, 12 x 30m
Story Editor for 3 episodes


Les Juifs de Québec : Une histoire à raconter
Canal D, Productions Vélocité, 60m



Discovery/Discovery Health, Galafilm, 12 x 30m

Wrote or story edited documentary portions of 9 episodes.
Supervised edits for 5 episodes.


Legacy in a Jar
OMNI TV, Copie Zéro, 30m


Has aired dozens of times on OMNI and has a cult following among food-lovers and Italiaphiles.


Souvenir Kids/Souvenirs d’Acapulco dir. Diego Briceño
CBC/SRC/RDI, Peripheria Productions, 90m

Story Editor


Dogs with Jobs 3, 4 & 5
Life/Nat Geo, Cineflix Productions, 39 x 30m

Wrote and story produced 65 stories detailing the work of remarkable dogs around the world.
A wildly popular series still in syndication internationally.
Watch a sample.


YAA! To the M@x! Season 3
YTV, TVA International, 12 x 30m

Writer (5 scripts) Continuity Writer (2 scripts), Story editor for season.


Open Secret, dir. José Torrealba
National Film Board of Canada, 60m

Narration writer



Missing, dir. Anna Sikorski
Lachrymose films, 23m
Story Consultant


Black Coffee
TVO/PBS/Historia, La Fête Prods, 3 x 60m

Researcher for Brazil, Italy, France, London and Holland segments.


Here’s a link to a more detailed c.v.