I specialize in editing, proofreading, transcription, and writing. My current client list ranges from legal and financial publishers—such as Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada, LexisNexis, and Thomson Reuters—to charity fundraisers. I tread carefully, make the process transparent, and pride myself on being flexible. I always look for new opportunities in various areas that I haven't worked in yet (no matter how big or small), my rates are reasonable, and I work fast.
"I have had the pleasure of Boris editing my work many times. He is thorough, thoughtful and quick. The process is smooth and I always feel that the final product is materially better after his assistance.” - Timothy Banks, CIPM, CIPP/C, Privacy and Cybersecurity, IT Contracting, Consumer Protection, Advertising and Marketing Lawyer
“I highly recommend Boris to everyone looking for an editor. For several years, he has been applying his excellent skills to refining my articles. As an author, I enjoy participating in a well-organized and transparent process that transforms a draft into a published piece. Boris is meticulous, knowledgeable about his craft, and highly conscientious about leaving no editing stone unturned. However, he is flexible, open to suggestions, and accommodating. Boris’s high level of professionalism is a guarantee that your piece will get its editing justice.” - Éloïse Gratton, Ad. E., Partner and National Co-Leader, Privacy and Data Protection, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
“I have had several opportunities to work with Boris. As an author, I appreciate his careful editing, attention to detail and insightful editorial suggestions. Boris does not hesitate to go the extra mile to ensure accuracy and completeness of information. In addition, his professional demeanor and thoughtful and kind approach make it an absolute pleasure to work with him.” - Roland Hung, Lawyer/Privacy/Cybersecurity/Data Management/ Regulatory/ Litigation/ Commercial and Technology Law
“Boris’ work is consistently careful and thorough. Boris provides valuable insight that gives the articles a broader and more practical appeal, while ensuring compliance with all applicable guidelines and standards. Boris always takes the intended audience into consideration. Boris is also very good at managing tight deadlines, despite competing with the schedules of a group of busy lawyers and other authors. Boris’ work is an invaluable part of a high quality publication and it is a pleasure to work with him.” - Eliot Kolers, Partner, Stikeman Elliott LLP
“[Boris] has always done a thorough job of ensuring that only the highest quality product goes out to readers and subscribers. He is diligent and produces his product on timely basis.” - Vern Krishna, CM, QC, FRSC, LSM, Of Counsel at TaxChambers LLP
“Of the several occasions I have worked with Boris […], I have been impressed by his professionalism, timeliness, and attention to detail in each. As an author operating under competing deadlines, his prompt responses and gracious flexibility are appreciated, as is his infallible ability to deliver an impeccable product for publication.” - Howard Krupat, Construction & Infrastrucure Litigation Partner, LA Piper (Canada) LLP
“Boris’ work is first rate, his attention to detail and client service are outstanding and I would highly recommend him for editorial work. He also has a good sense of humour, which counts for a lot.” - Grace Sweeney, Associate & Patent Agent Trainee at Magyar, Bogle & O’Hara LLP
"I wholeheartedly recommend the collaborative, creative, reliable, and obliging team of Boris and Lana to anyone seeking a team who can do both text and graphics — no matter the organization or event. The Walk for Andrea is a community-based charity event for SickKids Foundation to raise awareness about the rise of life-threatening food allergies in Canada and to collect funds for research into immune responses. The 2017 Walk for Andrea event would not have been the success it is, without the creative partnership of Borinsky Editing and Design. Boris sharpened and strengthened our texts for ads and for our website and our logo for the website, t-shirts, and advertising materials." - Peter H. Deboran, Chair, Walk for Andrea
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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