WorDoctor began in the
90s when I saw a truck in Red Deer with Plumbing
Doctor emblazoned on its side panels. The movement of excrementa has a
traditional linkage to traffic in words, and as I had been a founding member of
a long-deceased writing group called The
Moose Jaw Movement, the writing, editing, and teaching service I was
already operating got its name.
However, WorDoctor is also
me, and for full information about me surf this website.
A Bio/Biblio/graphical Thumbnail of Ted Dyck:
Was dropped into the short-grass prairie within sight of the South Saskatchewan River breaks on approx. 03.09.39.
Has studied at and graduated from a number of universities: M.Ed. (U of SK 1964); M.A. (Math. Logic, U of Minn. 1973); PhD (English, U of Man. 1988). Has taught at all of the above plus Red Deer College (AB), University of Marburg (GER), Aurora College (Inuvik, NT).
At times and in places, has been writer (4 books of poetry, some 100 periodical pieces, 3 edited anthologies, 1 collection of non-fiction pieces, etc.); editor (GRAIN, TUSAYAKSAAT, TRANSITION); scholar; mentor; businessman; professor; pseudo-hermit; instructor; brush salesman; ranch-hand; and so on.
Writes in a number of genres -- poetry, fiction, essay -- and operates a writing, editing, and workshopping service called WorDoctor. Avoids all cliques, clubs, schools, groups, and cults that would have him. But has his other interests -- fly-fishing, cross-country skiing, snooker, Bach and Gould, the classical guitar, cognac.
Recently (2007, 2008-2009) was writer-in-residence with the Festival of Words (Moose Jaw). In 2011-012, directed a "Writing for Your Life Program" for CMHA(SK). Currently edits TRANSITION, a magazine for, by, and about persons with lived experience of mental illness.
Lives, writes, fishes, etc. in or near Eastend SK.
[Full bio at Resume ]