Amelia Gilliland

Amelia Gilliland - Editor

Vancouver, BC, Canada

Publishing professional with 15 years editing experience who has helped a variety of self-publishing authors achieve their literary goals.

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I am a writer, editor, and proofreader who has worked both in-house and as a freelancer. Over the past fifteen years, I have worked with a wide range of clients in book publishing, universities, and professional associations, as well as an assortment of self-publishing authors on both fiction and non-fiction books.

I specialize in developmental editing, copy editing, proofreading, and manuscript evaluations. Please refer to my portfolio for a sample of some of my editing projects, and get in touch if you have any questions or would like a quote for your project.
English (CAN)
English (UK)
English (US)
Biographies & Memoirs
Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits
Home & Garden
Literary Fiction


  • Certified Editor - Simon Fraser University
  • BA History - University of Victoria

Work experience

Freelance Editor

May, 2006 – Present (over 16 years)

• I specialize in substantive editing, copy editing, proofreading, and manuscript evaluations.
• I have worked with a wide range of clients in book publishing, universities, and professional associations, including Douglas and McIntyre, Greystone Books, Harbour Publishing, Whitecap Books, UBC Press, the British Columbia Medical Association, CGA Canada/CPA Canada, and Pacific Educational Press.

Contract Editor

CPA Canada
July, 2013 – September, 2016 (about 3 years)

As a contract editor for CPA Canada (formerly CGA Canada), I developmentally edited, copy edited, and proofread university-level accounting modules for CPA certification courses.

Associate Editor

Douglas & McIntyre
March, 2007 – April, 2009 (about 2 years)

Copy editing, proofreading, indexing, manuscript evaluations, and permissions.

Portfolio (46 selected works)

Vij's: Elegant and Inspired Indian Cuisine

Dhalwala, Meeru, Vij, Vikram

There's a Barnyard in My Bedroom

Suzuki, David, Fernandes, Eugenie

Joe Fafard

Heath, Terrance

Tale of a Great White Fish: A Sturgeon Story

de Vries, Maggie, Benoit, Renne

Me Sexy

Taylor, Drew Hayden

David Suzuki's Green Guide

Suzuki, David, Boyd, David R.

103 Hikes in Southwestern British Columbia

Bryceland, Jack, Macaree, David, Macaree, Mary

Flight of the Hummingbird: A Parable for the Environment

Yahgulanaas, Michael Nicoll, Lama, The Dalai, Maathai, Wangari

Ikonica: A Field Guide to Canada's Brandscape

Hanna, Jeanette, Middleton, Alan

The Silent Raga

Merchant, Ameen

A Secret Between Us

Poliquin, Daniel, Winkler, Donald

Klondike in Color

Wilson, Graham

The Lava in My Bones

Webster, Barry

Amelia has 11 reviews

Communication & Punctuality
Communication & Punctuality

Richard Sinay
Amelia is great to work with. She is quite accommodating. She did an outstanding job of copy-editing my manuscript. I was able to talk with her easily and she listened to my story before she read the manuscript. I was able to review her work and her suggestions were spot on. I am highly recommending her for any work that you may have.

Richard Sinay, November 2022

Brian Dawson
Always a pleasure working with Amelia

Brian Dawson, October 2022

Daniel Nsengimana
Amelia has been a pleasure to work with. She is very thoughtful and attentive, as well as timely with her responses; she doesn't leave you worrying at all. Though she is kind, you can rest assured that she will be honest and constructively critical of what you present her with. A great experience!

Daniel Nsengimana, October 2022

Tom Martz
Since I began working with Amelia I have been so impressed by her professionalism I have expanded my request to cover more editing work. I am writing multiple books, the first two are completed. I intended to use Amelia as my editor for all of my works. Besides being professional, she is a really fun and enjoyable person. We are not only becoming good collaborators on my work...we are becom...
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Tom Martz, September 2022

Jocelyn Patten
Amelia was a breeze to work with. She was on time with the work, and always available to answer questions and give advice. She really helped me pull my ms together. I would recommend her without a doubt.

Jocelyn Patten, May 2022

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