I am an editor with almost 20 years in the world of publishing and communications. Based in Toronto, Canada, after exciting professional stints in Los Angeles, California, and London, England, I am comfortable editing to US, UK or Canadian spelling and style.
I am an experienced, educated and reliable substantive editor and copy editor, a confident writer and rewriter, as well as a thorough researcher, manuscript evaluator and proofreader. I am an Advanced Professional Member with the Society for Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP) in the UK, the recipient of Ryerson University’s Marsh Jeanneret Memorial Award in 2008 for excellence in editing and a former columnist for a national weekly. My writing background coupled with my editing experience makes me a diplomatic editor who is at ease with writers.
I am also a member of the international editorial collective Editing Globally, a group of experienced editorial professionals who provide seamless and thorough editorial services to clients around the world.
From developmentally editing an historical fiction to copy-editing a collection of essays written by Nobel Prize-winning economists to proofreading a picture book about a lonely turtle, I love the variety of my work! From self-help books to spiritual memoirs, from a series of whodunnit mysteries to a collection of short stories and plays, I have worked with authors from around the world on hundreds of books, journals and reports.
I am particularly adept at working with new authors who might require multiple stages of editing. With fiction authors, I help strengthen their characters, plots, point of view and timelines. With nonfiction writers, I help polish and present their ideas in a clear and consistent way. And with all, I help bring out the best in their writing.
Please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any editing questions for me.