Toronto, Ontario, Canada; freelance; remote
Web content; marketing and communications; book and custom publishing; magazines; children's and young adult literature; curatorial/art/cultural content; (annual) reports; guides; blog posts; book reviews; reader's reports; beta reading/manuscript evaluation; project consultation and project management; mentoring; book judging.
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With 25 years’ experience as a professional editor and writer, 20 of those as a freelancer running my business, Planet Word (https://lifeonplanetword.wordpress.com/), I meet deadlines and aim to provide superior results for my clients.
Client projects include everything from fiction and non-fiction books, children's books, consumer and trade magazines, newsletters, blog posts and PR/marketing materials to web copy, reports/guides, curatorial content, style guides and book reviews. My clients include: Penguin Random House Canada, The Globe and Mail, Art Gallery of Ontario, HarperCollins Publishers, Canadian Children’s Book News, Firefly Books, Havergal College, Annick Press, CM: Canadian Review of Materials, PwC Management Services LP, McMichael Canadian Art Collection, ECW Press, Indspire, Imagine Canada, Second Story Press, Ontario Dental Association, Editors Canada, Canadian Authors Association, Common Deer Press, self-publishing authors, Kids Can Press, GreenShield and Toronto Foundation.
My full suite of freelance editorial skills includes: writing (blogging, copy writing, rewriting); substantive and line editing; copy editing; researching/interviewing; proofreading; fact-checking; project consultation/management; mentoring; beta reading/manuscript evaluation; book reviewing; and book judging.
My educational qualifications include an honours bachelor of arts in sociology and mass communications from Toronto's York University and a bachelor of applied arts/MA in journalism, specializing in magazines, from Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University).
I contribute regularly to BoldFace, the blog of Editors Toronto (a branch of Editors Canada), and am associate editor of "Hook, Line & Chapter," an e-newsletter of Canadian Authors Association. I mentor novice editors and writers via Planet Word and Editors Canada’s John Eerkes-Medrano Mentorship Program, and I’m an annual book reviewer for the Whistler Independent Book Awards and have been a judge for the Fred Kerner Book Award twice.
Thank you for viewing my profile, and I hope we have the pleasure of working together!