My clients include small-press and self-publishing authors, academic and scholarly authors, grad students, non-profit organizations, government agencies, and businesses.

For many projects I have delivered all of the editing, writing and design elements. With this versatility I can jump in at any stage of production, provide one service, or manage the entire process.


EDITING – FICTION

Copy editing, stylistic editing:

•  Blip: Amy Sharman — young-adult novel
•  Love Ledgers: Confessions of a Plain Jane Accountant: Elizabeth Williams — humour/romance
  Shadows, Shells, and Spain: John Meyer — fictional travel memoir
  Zhòh / The Clan of the Wolf: Robert Hayes — historical
  Kollie Blackswell & the Professors of Livingston: Alethea Spiridon / BeCreative — fantasy

Manuscript evaluation:

•  The Spin: Suzanne Crone — humour/fantasy (in progress)
•  The G.O.D.: Amy Glin — speculative (read-through for the editor)
•  Blip: Amy Sharman — young-adult novel


EDITING – NON-FICTION

Copy editing, proofreading:

Academic/scholarly
  Religion, Liberty, and the Jurisdictional Limits of Law: Barry W. Bussey and Iain T. Benson — volume of essays
  Re-engaging Canada in United Nations Peace Operations: Peter Langille — Policy Options paper
  Andre Dubus / Moving Toward Redemption: Andrea Ivanov-Craig — academic monograph
  “India’s Arms Imports”: Maaike Verbruggen — Master’s thesis
  “The Monitoring of the Rights of the Child”: Tara Collins — PhD dissertation

Philosophical/educational
•  The Soul of Place: Michael Jones
•  The Brain Show / Behind the Scenes: Zeev Nitsan MD

Memoirs
  Swimming in a Red Sea: Lawrelynd Bowin
  The Abridged Memoirs of General Choi Hong HiBrian Jantzi
  Que Sera, Sara: Sandy Sharon Skepple
  Expecting Sunshine: Alexis Marie Chute
•  Objects In Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear: Pauline Johansen

Health/sciences/mathematics
•  The Brain Show / Behind the Scenes: Dr. Zeev Nitsan — Insights from the fields of science, philosophy, history and literature on brain development and the changes the brain goes through in all of its emotional and social states.
•  Biology (McGraw-Hill Ryerson): Dawn Hunter / Mark My Words — university textbook
•  Multiplication and division section: Alethea Spiridon / BeCreative — teacher resource manual

Newsletters
•  Edition: Editors’ Association of Canada, Toronto — for members
•  The Green Party of Ontario — for members
•  Conservancy News — land conservancy organization
•  HABAC — Human Animal Bond Association of Canada
•  Breakthrough — literacy group
•  Pawprint — for magazine advertising prospects

Magazines
•  Multiple Moments: Multiple Births Canada
•  Charity Gala, The Gambler: Evermore Publishing
•  Holiday International — press kit
•  Dogs in Canada (monthly and annual): Apex Publishers

Websites
•  Tiny Talent World — children’s talent agency
•  Assembly Editors Group — editorial group offering Hansard services
•  Holistica Ottawa — holistic health
•  Holiday International — travel-lifestyle membership program

Guidebooks
•  Streets Alive!: Streets Alive Productions — annual publication, public art exhibit
•  Positive Youth Development: Parks and Recreation Ontario — facilitator guide, workbook, PowerPoint presentation

Directories
•  Canadian Who’s Who: Third Sector Publishingdirectory of biographies
•  Dogs Annual: Apex Publishers — directory of breeders
•  Toronto Map Guide: Apex Publishers — listing of accommodations and restaurants

Catalogues
•  Bookshelf and Awards, Canadian Authors Association

Hansard
•  Northwest Territories Hansard: Assembly Editors Group — legislative proceedings

Course work
•  SENA / Colborne Communications — online ESL course
•  Muskoka Language International — ESL curriculum


DESIGN, LAYOUT

Books
•  Awake: Education for Enlightenment: Dr. Kathryn Jefferies — philosophy/education
•  Faith Forward: Gayle Smith — memoir
•  Mi Camino: Sue Kenney — memoir

Report
•  Telling the Story: Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit — alcoholism

Guidebooks
•  Streets Alive!: Streets Alive Productions — annual publication, public art exhibit
•  Positive Youth Development: Parks and Rec Ontario — facilitator guide, workbook, PowerPoint presentation
•  How to Care for Your Lawn Naturally: Environmental Advisory Committee – for city residents

Catalogues
•  Bookshelf and Awards, Canadian Authors Association

Newsletters
•  Couchiching News — land conservancy organization
•  Edition: Editors’ Association of Canada, Toronto — for members
•  Pawprint: Apex Publishers — for magazine advertising prospects

Magazines
•  Multiple Moments: Multiple Births Canada
•  Dogs in Canada magazines: Apex Publishers — advertisements

Websites
•  Assembly Editors Group
•  Leacock Associates

Business promotion
•  Brochures: Assembly Editors Group, Fitness Works
•  Business cards: Assembly Editors Group, Fitness Works, Cardinal Custom Contracting, Tru Wishes Gift Shop


WRITING/RESEARCH

•  Telling the Story: Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit —report (alcoholism)
•  Streets Alive!: Streets Alive Productions — guidebook for public arts festival
•  How to Care for Your Lawn Naturally: Environmental Advisory Committee  — guidebook
•  Business Retention & Expansion: MacComm — report (BR&E)
•  Social-marketing campaigns: MacComm — green-business tips/profiles
•  Copywriting: Assembly Editors Group — promotional material
•  Curriculum development: Muskoka Language International — English as a Second Language (ESL)
•  Copywriting: SunFish Solar — print and website
•  Copywriting: Cintar Graphics — direct marketing
•  Animals’ Voice: OSPCA: — magazine features
•  Dogs in Canada: Apex Publishers — magazine features and departments
•  Muskoka Life: Muskoka Community Newspapers — magazine features
•  The Silhouette: McMaster University Student Union — newspaper features, reviews
•  Gravenhurst News — newspaper humour column


TRANSCRIBING, TRANSCRIPTION EDITING

•  Gillian Einstein: Jennifer McIntyre — interview
•  Telling the Story: Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit — report (alcoholism)
•  Northwest Territories Hansard: Assembly Editors Group — legislative proceedings
•  Lunch & Learn: Stardata Business Systems — seminars


INTERVIEWING

•  Telling the Story: Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit — report (alcoholism)
•  Animals’ Voice: Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (OSPCA) — magazine features
•  Dogs in Canada: Apex Publishers: monthly and annual magazine features and departments
•  Muskoka Life: Muskoka Community Newspapers — magazine features


Volunteer gigs

Editors’ Association of Canada
– moderating a FB members-only group
– monitored an online discussion forum
– wrote for members’ newsletter, Active Voice
– compiled a resource reference

Leacock Medal for Humour: promotion
–  social media (Facebook, Twitter), website

Streets Alive: promotion
– website writing, editing, maintenance; print materials (editing, design); public liaison on exhibit launch days

Also: Orillia Museum of Art and History, Leacock Associates board member, Festival of Banners, Earth Day trail cleanup, All-star Readers, Parent Council, Breakfast Club, CKC staff newsletter editor

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