Editing, Proofreading & Manuscript evaluation

FICTION

•  Time of an Empire: Arturo Baselli – fantasy, young adult (in production)

KNIFE & DEATH: Fast-paced suspense thriller (DCI James Hardy Series)

•  The DCI James Hardy series: Jay Gill – detective, thriller


The Race to the Blackened Nevers: Book 1, The Woeful Wager

•  The Race to the Blackened Nevers: Douglas Bain – award-winning mythology/dark fantasy series


Zhoh: Spirit of the Wolf

•  Zhòh series / The Clan of the Wolf; The Spirit of the Wolf; Destiny of the Wolf: Bob Hayes – historical survival/arctic



Love Ledgers: Confessions of a Plain Jane Accountant

•  Love Ledgers: Confessions of a Plain Jane Accountant: Connie Lukey – humour, romance



Shadows, Shells, and Spain

  Shadows, Shells, and Spain: John Meyer – travel, romance


•  Blip: Amy Sharman – young adult
•  Four-book series (untitled): Kushan Omar Sufi – young readers, fantasy
  Kollie Blackswell & the Professors of Livingston: BeCreative Communications – fantasy



NON-FICTION

BOOKS

Law, Business

Legal Aspects of International Business: A Canadian Perspective, 4th Edition

•  Legal Aspects of International Business, 4th ed: Emond Publishing – textbook



Tort Law: Cases and Materials, 5th Edition

•  Tort Law–Cases and Material: Emond Publishing – textbook


Charter Remedies in Criminal Cases: A Practitioner's Handbook

•  Charter Remedies: Emond Publishing – textbook


•  Religion, Liberty, and the Jurisdictional Limits of Law: Barry W. Bussey and Iain T. Benson, eds – law/religious freedom


Cultivating Leadership: How great leaders make a difference, one hotel at a time

•  Cultivating Leadership: Jo-Anne Hill – leading in the hotel industry


123 Launch It: How to Start a Photography Business When You Have No Money, No Time, and No Energy.

•  1-2-3 Launch It: Angela Goodhart – launching a photography business


Personal Development, Philosophy

Conscious Caregiving: Presence at Work

•  Conscious Caregiving: Presence at Work: Nancy O’Carroll – caregiving and personal growth


The Soul of Place - Re-Imagining Leadership Through Nature, Art and Community

•  The Soul of Place: Michael Jones – placemaking



Health, Wellness

•  The Holistic Handbook: RTI Publishing – holistic health



How to Wear Bare Feet

•  How to Wear Bare Feet: Sue Regan Kenney – barefooting


The Brain Show — Behind the Scenes: What is Going on Inside Our Brain While We are Living Our Life

•  The Brain Show / Behind the Scenes: Zeev Nitsan MD – neurology book, ESL author


Memoir

LIVING THROUGH WORLD WAR II: The Diaries of a Teenage Girl and the Journals of a World War II Veteran

•  Living Through World War II – Olga and Milos Novak



•  Swimming in a Red Sea: Lawrelynd Bowin – Guinea, family, female circumcision


Que Sera, Sara

•  Que Sera, Sara: Sandy Sharon Skepple – childhood in Antigua


Expecting Sunshine: A Journey of Grief, Healing, and Pregnancy after Loss

•  Expecting Sunshine: Alexis Marie Chute – pregnancy after a newborn loss


Objects in Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear: A Memoir

•  Objects in Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear: Pauline Johansen – childhood in a large immigrant Catholic family


•  Hopscotch: Safia Ibrahim – Somalia, emigration, family, polio, romance
•  Adoption Unplugged: Jay Bancroft – international transracial adoption
•  The Abridged Memoirs of General Choi Hong Hi: Brian Jantzi – journals, tae kwon do

Papers/Theses

• Smart Growth in Mid-Sized Canadian Cities — PhD dissertation
•  Training NAVCanada instructors – PhD research
•  Re-engaging Canada in United Nations Peace Operations: Peter Langille, Policy Options paper
•  India’s Arms Imports: Maaike Verbruggen, master’s thesis (ESL student)
•  The Monitoring of the Rights of the Child: Tara Collins, grad paper

English as a Second Language (ESL)

•  National Geographic Learning/Cengage – online course for UAE students
•  Colborne Communications – online course, SENA
•  Muskoka Language International – curriculum for Japanese students

Online modules

•  Ontario Non-Profit Housing Association – online course modules for rent-geared-to-income (RGI) stakeholders

Newsletters

•  JH Hospitality Consulting – monthly
•  Edition: Editors’ Association of Canada, Toronto – member newsletter
•  The Green Party of Ontariomember newsletter
•  Conservancy News – land-conservancy member newsletter
•  HABAC: Human Animal Bond Association of Canada – newsletter
•  Breakthrough – literacy-group newsletter
•  Pawprint: Apex Publishers – newsletter for magazine advertising prospects

Magazines

•  Multiple Moments: Multiple Births Canada
•  Charity Gala. The Gambler: Evermore Publishing
•  Holiday International – press kit for magazine
•  Dogs in Canada (monthly and annual): Apex Publishers

Websites

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

Guidebooks, Workbooks

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

Directories, Catalogues

•  Canadian Who’s Who: Third Sector Publishingdirectory of biographies
•  Bookshelf and Awards: Canadian Authors Association – catalogue
•  Dogs Annual: Apex Publishers – directory of dog breeders
•  Toronto Map Guide: Apex Publishers – directory/map of Toronto accommodations and restaurants

Proposals

Avenir Group – investment/development proposals for Middle East governments and companies

Hansard

•  Northwest Territories: Assembly Editors Group – verbatim record of legislative proceedings in the NWT


Manuscript Evaluation

•  The Story of Opa: Hubert Weinfurter – growing up in Austria, emigrating to Canada
•  The Four Pillars of Utopia: Luke Macmichael – book, addressing the greatest problems of our time
•  Pot Doc: Dr. Michael Geci – memoir, battle to legalize medical marijuana in the US
• 
The Spin: Suzanne Crone – novel, humour/fantasy/sci-fi
•  The G.O.D.: Amy Glin – novel, speculative fiction (read-through for the editor)
•  Blip: Amy Sharman – novel, young adult, humour

Full-time and Consultancy

I helped the 2020 Group of Twenty (G20) presidency establish clarity, accuracy and consistency in all editorial content. Besides hands-on editing and conferring with writers, I established a style guide and trained other editors on it to support professional communication. The overall goal was to enhance the message of the G20 and ensure it was presented consistently and effectively to a variety of audiences.

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