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Kel Pero, Owner

KMP and Associates was founded by Kel Pero, who holds a PhD in English literature. Kel offers writing, editing, research, translation, and social media services tailored to clients' needs and budgets. Her hallmarks are attention to detail, and direct and positive creative/editorial guidance. Kel also advises PhD holders who are considering careers outside the academy on their best ways forward. She has taught in the disciplines of English literature and theatre at the university level, and frequently delivers lectures and program notes for Canada's Stratford Festival. Her writing has appeared in such publications as History Magazine and English Studies in Canada. She is a member of ACTRA and CAEA. Contact her for a free phone or email consultation on what KMP and Associates can do for you.

Benoit Gervais, Translator

Ben holds a Bachelor’s degree in English-to-French translation, as well as a BA in linguistics, and, together with Kel Pero, handles French translation and proofreading for KMP clients. Since 2013, he has also been the Translation Services Officer for the Canadian Resident Matching Service (CaRMS), handling all internal translation requests for the organization. 

Jim Jordan, Web Designer

Jim Jordan is an experienced web developer and designer who understands the importance of clear communication, branding, and reliability. He currently manages the sites of a number of companies across Canada. Jim has a diploma in Advanced Multimedia Design and Production, and a certificate in graphic design. He works closely with Kel Pero to give clients a web presence that is perfectly suited to their needs, profile, character, and budget. 

Robyn Lusk, Social Media Strategist and Photographer

With degrees in English and Film Studies and over seven years of marketing experience, Robyn specializes in social media strategy and services, graphic design, and photography. She provides content marketing strategies for e-newsletters, social media platforms, and digital marketing campaigns, and works with Kel Pero to give businesses the customized support they need to succeed in digital marketing.

Michael Newkirk, Editor

Michael holds a Master of Professional Studies in language teaching, and began specializing in research communication in 2005 while teaching in Taiwan. He has taught communications and English internationally at the university level in the fields of engineering, business, and medical and veterinary education. He also has training and experience in academic advising and learning strategies. 

James Parsons, Editor

Before earning an MA and then pursuing doctoral studies in English literature, James worked in the communications units of several public- and private-sector organizations, drafting speeches, formulating communications plans, planning press briefings, and editing internal reports, manuals, and newsletters. As an editor, he has polished hundreds of scholarly journal articles, dissertations, and reports for international clients working in fields such as economics, history, philosophy, and political science.

Guillermo Ruiz, Translator and Writer

Guillermo Ruiz is an experienced copywriter, editor, and translator who specializes in producing original SEO copy, and provides editing services for Spanish-language documents of all kinds. Guillermo and Kel form a translation dream-team that can provide you with top-quality Spanish or English writing, editing, and translation services.