My editing lends precision and clarity to your words without masking your unique voice. Your meaning and purpose will shine. I welcome book-length academic dissertations, theses, or manuals and concise business letters or reports. My preferred subjects include health, safety, medicine, education, humanities, musicology, poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction.
I provide substantive, developmental, stylistic, and copy editing, specializing in scholarly, academic, professional, corporate, memoir, and plain language genres. I record professional in-person, third-party meeting minutes. I outsource transcription of recorded meetings, as well as academic and journalism research. I also review for several publications. I am therefore uniquely positioned to mentor new writers through the submission, review, and re-writing process.
Literary authors and poets may be interested to know I offer innovative ways to enhance creativity using music-evoked imagery. Read about Music-Evoked Imagery for writers and artists.
I provide instructional best practice guidelines for the Seminars Committee of the Editors’ Association of Canada (Toronto Branch). Most recently I was project lead to revise the Guidelines for Ethical Editing of Student Texts. You can access my EAC editing profile here.
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Writing is a kind of wrestling with the opacities of our own understanding, with the limits of the language we use. And like Jacob’s wrestling with the angel, it is done to win a blessing. Pat Lowther, “A Kind of Wrestling,” ca. 1964-65.
A great editor is part therapist, part technician and part confessor. Michael Redhill, The Toronto Star, 02 December 2017.
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