Amelia Gilliland

Amelia Gilliland – Editor

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


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.
Art Biographies & Memoirs Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits Home & Garden
Literary Fiction
English (CAN) English (UK) English (US)
  • Certified Editor - Simon Fraser University
  • BA History - University of Victoria

Work experience


May, 2006 — Present

• 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.

CPA Canada

Jul, 2013 — Sep, 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.

Douglas & McIntyre

Mar, 2007 — Apr, 2009 (about 2 years)

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


The Lava in My Bones

Webster, Barry

Klondike in Color

Wilson, Graham

A Secret Between Us

Poliquin, Daniel

The Silent Raga

Merchant, Ameen

Me Sexy

Taylor, Drew Hayden

Joe Fafard

Heath, Terrance

Amelia has 12 reviews





Richard S.

Richard S.

Dec, 2022

Amelia is a joy to work with if one has a copy to edit or restructure. I found her commentary spot-on and her corrections of my prose to be excellent. I am very happy with her work. I know that I will be working with her again.
Richard S.

Richard S.

Nov, 2022

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.
Brian D.

Brian D.

Oct, 2022

Always a pleasure working with Amelia
Daniel N.

Daniel N.

Oct, 2022

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!
Tom M.

Tom M.

Sep, 2022

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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