While working as a "one-man assembly line", I did the following:
• received a draft file
• edited it
• sent out first proofs
• received AAs
• typeset (format) the issue
• created a production-ready PDF
• sent out preprint proofs
• received preprint AAs
• made final changes
• sent the issue to print
• approved the issue for distribution
My job required me to stay on top of the following:
Performing stylistic editing, copy editing, proofreading, and typesetting (formatting) of 17 monthly, bi-monthly, and quarterly legal newsletters covering such fields as health law, telehealth law, healthcare, tax law, insurance law, insolvency, privacy law, internet law, banking law, construction law, corporate governance, litigation and arbitration, and education
Adhering to standards established by the house style guides, The Chicago Manual of Style, Canadian Guide to Uniform Legal Citation, The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation.
Evaluating suitability of manuscripts for publication and acquiring them
Detecting and correcting errors in spelling, grammar and syntax, punctuation, tabulation, consistency, mathematical accuracy, metric system usage, capitalization, and abbreviation
Preparing indexes and bibliographies
Conferring with authors, querying manuscript content, and reviewing editorial changes
Maintaining regular communication with management and legal counsel to avoid defamation and copyright issues
Planning and implementing typesetting (formatting) of publications, using Microsoft Word and Adobe Creative Suite
Performing basic coding
Regularly working with LEGISinfo, Hansard, Quicklaw, CanLII, and federal and provincial legislature databases
Communicating with staff in other departments to make sure production goals are met by scheduled deadlines
I've been working with such companies as Chartered Professional Accountants Canada, LexisNexis Canada, Thomson Reuters, Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids),* and others. In my work, I've been using the house style guides, The Canadian Press Stylebook, The Chicago Manual of Style, Canadian Guide to Uniform Legal Citation, The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation, and others.
For cover images of the books/publications I've worked on, please see the Gallery section below. For testimonials, please see the Overview section above.
*Please see the attached thank-you letter in the Gallery section below.
Auditing, transcribing, copy editing, and proofreading the MHSO's oral history interviews*
*Please see the attached reference letter in the Gallery section below.
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Efficient copy editor and proofreader with over 17 years of experience. I specialize in all things nonfiction.
As an editor, it's my job to make your voice powerful, and your words clear. Because saying what you mean has never been more important.