Find an Editor

This list of members in New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Nova Scotia includes only Editors Canada members who have asked to be listed. To add, change, or remove your listing, please contact

In addition to the names listed below, editors in Newfoundland and Labrador can be found here.

Please contact the member directly for information about their availability, rates and services. Editors Atlantic does not represent or endorse the editors listed on these pages.

Nicola Aquino or

My primary focus currently is developmental editing (includes both structural and stylistic editing) of fiction. To date most work has been in fantasy.

Claire Bennet

I am a detail-oriented and inclusion-minded writer and editor with a Certificate in Publishing and a BA Hons. in English, Creative Writing, and Classics. I offer copy editing and stylistic editing services, as well as EPUB quality assurance, proofreading, and content writing services. I have experience in a broad range of publications, but most love editing fiction—especially for children and teens—and online content.

Anne Curry

I edit non-fiction of all sorts and lengths, from magazine articles to research anthologies. I particularly enjoy editing theses, dissertations, and other academic documents in the arts and social sciences. I am most familiar with APA style (but regularly use others).

Shelley Egan

I am an editor and proofreader who specializes in fiction and copy editing. Before starting my own business, I edited Hansard transcripts and taught ESL.

Christine Gordon Manley or

I’ve been a freelance editor for almost 15 years, and I’ve been blessed to work in all kinds of industries and genres. I’ve edited science fiction manuscripts, memoirs, cookbooks, children’s literature, middle-grade fiction, young adult, pieces on health and wellness, journal articles, manuscripts for self-published authors, blogs about yoga, copy for insurance agencies, websites for travel agencies, emails for animal training, educational resources for pre-K, K, and grades 1–3, reports on mental health…you name it, my eyes have likely seen it. Currently, I co-own writing-editing business Manley Mann Media. I also offer authors marketing services through this business. I’m also an author, and my first published book (children’s) is available through Breakwater Books (The Secret of Bowring Park).

Margo Grant

My areas of interest are in non-fiction, i.e. urban planning, music, history, design, architecture, social sciences, public policy.

My experience comprises copy editing RFP responses for public utility and architecture companies, reports (e.g. the Report on Lord Dalhousie’s History on Slavery and Race), website pages, academic and government papers and presentations. Most recently I’ve enjoyed working as a Hansard proofreader for the Nova Scotia legislature.

I was a practising graphic designer for over 25 years. I also have an advanced diploma in public relations.

Candida Hadley|

I am a non-fiction editor specializing in academic works, particularly in the social sciences and humanities. I am especially interested in critical examinations of socio-political issues such as anti-Black racism, Indigenous resurgence, decolonization, the rise of the far right, and gender and sexuality.

Whether it’s an article, book chapter, thesis, book, proposal, web content, or grant application, I help ensure that any writing project is ready to withstand the withering academic gaze. I do all levels of editing including development, line, and copy editing, as well as proofreading.

I was an acquisitions and development editor with a small academic/political press for eleven years before starting my own editing business. Prior to that I worked for a decade as a qualitative researcher within the university sector.

Christine Jackson  |

I provide writing, structural/stylistic/copy editing, and document formatting services, primarily for business and academia. Most of my day-to-day work focuses on corporate materials, research reports, proposals, strategic plans, newsletters, and theses or dissertations, but I welcome opportunities from other sectors. Let’s talk about how to ensure your writing project gets the attention it deserves!

Glenna M. Jenkins

I specialize in academic/scholarly editing in business, economics, finance, government, international development, international relations, politics, sustainable development and the environment.

Antoinette Karuna or

I work with words—writing, editing, and translating them—to help you improve your communications, reach new markets, and connect with the right audiences. I edit a variety of texts—from government reports to B2B marketing collateral—including documents written by individuals for whom English is an additional language (non-native English writers).

Kaitlin Littlechild

I specialize in developmental editing, copy editing, and proofreading of texts, with expertise in the areas of public health, health communication, addiction, and biological sciences. I edit fiction, non-fiction, web content, academic writing, business communication, and advertising.

Patricia MacDonald

I specialize in copy editing and proofreading books about sports, coaching, and physical education.

Valerie Mansour

With a background in journalism, I can help you tell your story. I specialize in editing non-fiction writing in various fields including immigration, politics, and food. Editor of Nova Scotia Cookery Then and Now.

Lynda Martin

If you are a writer in need of assistance with your work of fiction, I am the editor for you! I offer copy editing, proofreading, and formatting services and have edited 100+ works of fiction in various genres over the past ten years.

Alexandra Peace or

I edit and proofread nonfiction documents (book length or shorter) on science, business, homeschooling, health, and special diets, and I index just about anything.

Jocelyn Pletz or

I am a writer and editor with a background in human resource management, labour relations, and policy and program development and evaluation. I offer structural editing, stylistic (line) editing, copy editing, proofreading and plain language writing and editing. I can also assist in obtaining permissions as required. My clients include public sector, non-profit, and private sector organizations as well as individuals. Post secondary upgrades include the Plain Language Writing Certificate (2018) and Editing Certificate (2020) through Simon Fraser University.

Molly Rookwood

After graduating from the University of King’s College with a BA in Early Modern Studies and English, I completed the Ryerson University Chang School’s publishing certificate. I spent seven months at The Editing Company as an academic/non-fiction editor, and transitioned to working as a freelance editor. My favourite genre to edit is fiction, although I love learning new things about the world through editing of non-fiction books, journal articles, and essays.

Paula Sarson or

I have twenty-five years’ experience with substantive and stylistic editing, copyediting, proofreading, and evaluating manuscripts in genres including non-fiction, literary fiction, creative non-fiction, and academic texts for such clients as book publishers, art galleries, professional associations, and private individuals. I’m a member of Editors Canada.

Patti Simmons

I earned a PhD in English from the University of Cambridge and held a SSHRC postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of English at the University of Toronto. I have worked in academia for more than three decades as a researcher, instructor, writing consultant, and editor. I offer painstaking structural editing, stylistic editing, copyediting, and proofreading in the following areas: literary fiction (particularly short stories), literary or creative non-fiction, non-fiction, and scholarly writing in the humanities and social sciences.

Becky Skillin

I have twenty years’ experience in education; academic editing; fiction and creative non-fiction editing; copy editing; structural editing.

Meaghan Steeves |

I am an editor specializing in non-fiction content, such as books, blogs, articles, essays, and reviews. I primarily do copy and stylistic editing, but I also offer fact-checking, sensitivity reading, manuscript evaluation, and content writing services.

My niche topics for editing include literature, film, art, ecology/environment, and intersectional feminism/gender studies. My academic history reflects these interests, and I enjoy bringing chaos to order for businesses, organizations, publishers, and indie authors.

Nicole Watkins Campbell or

I have edited everything from bookmarks to non-fiction books, including government reports, not-for-profit annual reports, and website text. I have written speeches, backgrounders for legislation, and promotional copy for concerts and other events. I appreciate people who write because I know the process, and I know I’d rather edit.