EDITING

Project editing   Coordinating and editing a project from proposal or rough manuscript to final manuscript, incorporating input from authors, consultants and reviewers. May include budgeting, hiring, design supervision, project coordination and dealing with print services.

Stylistic editing    Clarifying meaning, eliminating jargon, smoothing language (e.g., ensuring tone and vocabulary are appropriate for the audience). May include addressing sentence/paragraph-level structure, checking or correcting reading level.

Copy editing    Editing for grammar, spelling, punctuation and other mechanics of style; checking for consistency of mechanics and internal consistency of facts. May include Canadianizing; metrication; editing captions and/or credit lines; flagging material for copyright compliance/permissions needed; checking table of content headings are consistent with text.

Production editing    Ensuring integration of design and content. May include mark-up, checking page elements such as folios, headings, widows/orphans and/or checking page impositions and high-res colour proofs. May also include locating, negotiating with and supervising designer, artists, typesetter and printer and creating a production schedule.

Proofreading    Reading pages of final, edited manuscript, galleys (laid-out proof pages immediately prior to publication) or page proofs (preliminary proof of the final, printed publication). May include checking accuracy of running heads, folios and changes made to type in previous stages, checking page breaks and location of art, and inserting page numbers to table of contents and cross-references if necessary. May also include checking page impositions and high-res colour proofs.

DESIGN

Publication design    Design of publication content, incorporating elements such as layout, typeface, colour, graphic/photographic elements.

Website design    Design and layout concept, incorporating elements such as type face, colour, graphic/photographic images; building an architecture so that content is presented logically and is easy to find.

Layout    Laying out a publication according to a set design; includes considerations like page breaks, widows/orphans, integration of graphic/photographic elements.

Formatting    Styling text, headings, citations, quotations in a manuscript or document in preparation for design/layout.

WRITING

Features, Reports, Interviews, Social media posts (Facebook, Twitter), Blurbs, Captions, Decks.

TRANSCRIPTION

Interviews, Workshops, Hansard    Transcription editing

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MEDIA/FORMATS:
Books (fiction, non-fiction, memoir, educational; guidebooks; picturebooks), magazines, newsletters, theses, monographs, essays, Hansard, directories, catalogues, literature review, reports, resumés, social media, transcripts, websites, promotional material.

SUBJECTS:
Animals, Antigua, arms imports, art, biography, biology, brain science, business development, Camino trail, Canadian authors, education, English as a Second Language (ESL), entertainment, environment, fantasy, government, green business, Green Party of Ontario, grief, holistic health, investment software, land conservancy, legislative proceedings, Muskoka, neuroscience, organic lawncare, parenting, photography, personal development, placemaking, pregnancy, recreation, short stories (American, Dubus), social marketing, solar power, STEM, travel/tourism, UN peacekeeping, yoga, youth development.

Also interested in: addiction, allergies, criticism, feminism, film, food and drink, hiking, home repair and renovations, interior design, literature, music, nature, philosophy, politics, psychology, sustainability; running, hiking, rowing, biking, kayaking.