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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.

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).

Barbara Daniels-Lake

I specialize in scientific editing, for scientific research papers, science books, brochures, and related information. My experience includes more than 20 years of research in plant biology, authoring dozens of scientific papers, peer-review of research manuscripts submitted to scientific journals for publication, substantive/format/copy editing of books and manuscripts, writing research proposals, grant applications and research reports for various audiences.

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

I have experience copy editing RFP responses, reports, web pages, academic papers and other non-fiction, and as a Hansard proofreader. I also have an extensive background in graphic design and am very familiar with Adobe Creative Suite programs InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator. My areas of interest include music, history, design, urban planning, architecture, and public policy.

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

Developmental editing, copy editing, and proofreading of texts; expertise in the areas of public health, health communication, addiction, and biological sciences. Editing 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.

Margaret MacQuarrie or or

I have 30+ years’ experience as a writer and know how to work with fellow writers to make sure your communication is clear, correct, and consistent. I do copy editing, substantive editing, plain language editing, and proofreading. Specialties are annual reports, government documents, and corporate communications.

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.

Rose Poirier

Writing and editing in the areas of health care and education, business, military, and sports. Public relations background. Areas of interest include history, events, design, cultures (Acadian, Scottish, and Indigenous), and travel.

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.

Jamie Serran

I offer copy editing and stylistic editing of non-fiction material, including reports, proposals, and funding applications. Areas of specialty/interest include archives and heritage, history, and health and fitness.

Patti Simmons or

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

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

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.