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 22 years’ experience as a professional editor and writer, 17 of those as a freelancer running my business, Planet Word (https://lifeonplanetword.wordpress.com/), I meet deadlines and aim to provide superior products for my clients.
Client projects include everything from adult and children’s fiction and non-fiction 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 client include: Penguin Random House Canada, The Globe and Mail, Art Gallery of Ontario, Canadian Children’s Book News, Firefly Books, Havergal College, House of Anansi Press, Greystone Books, PwC Management Services LP, Annick Press, McMichael Canadian Art Collection, ECW Press, Indspire, Owlkids Books, Ontario Dental Association, Editors Canada, Canadian Authors Association, Quill & Quire, and Toronto Foundation.
My full suite of freelance editorial skills includes: writing (blogging, copy writing, rewriting, ghost writing); substantive and line editing; copy editing; researching/interviewing; proofreading; fact-checking; project consultation/management; mentoring; beta reading/manuscript evaluation; book reviewing; book judging.
My educational qualifications include an honours bachelor of arts in sociology and mass communications from York University and a bachelor of applied arts/MA in journalism, specializing in magazines, from Ryerson University.
I contribute regularly to BoldFace, the blog of Editors Toronto (a branch of Editors Canada), and am assistant 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’ve also been a book reviewer for the Whistler Independent Book Awards and a judge for the Fred Kerner Book Award.
Thank you so much for viewing this profile, and I hope we have the pleasure of working together!