Bob Roginsky

Bob Roginsky - Editor

Toronto, ON, Canada

15 years' experience. Ghostwriting/editing: Arts/Business/Construction/Education/Finance/IT/Health/History/Law/Psychology/Self-Help/Sports

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Overview

I specialize in ghostwriting, editing, proofreading, and transcription. I've done work for Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada, Canadian Jewellers Association, LexisNexis, San Francisco State University, Thomson Reuters, numerous private clients. 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.

Testimonials:
"I have had the pleasure of Bob 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 Bob 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. Bob is meticulous, knowledgeable about his craft, and highly conscientious about leaving no editing stone unturned. However, he is flexible, open to suggestions, and accommodating. Bob’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 Bob. As an author, I appreciate his careful editing, attention to detail and insightful editorial suggestions. Bob 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

“Bob's work is consistently careful and thorough. Bob provides valuable insight that gives the articles a broader and more practical appeal, while ensuring compliance with all applicable guidelines and standards. Bob always takes the intended audience into consideration. Bob is also very good at managing tight deadlines, despite competing with the schedules of a group of busy lawyers and other authors. Bob's 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

“Bob 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 Bob […], 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

“Bob’s 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 Bob 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. Bob 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
Languages
English (CAN)
English (UK)
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Business & Management
Computers & Internet
Finance & Accounting
Health & Wellbeing
History
Judaism
Law
Psychology

Certifications

  • Publishing Program Certificate, Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Journalism Broadcast Diploma with Honours, Seneca College, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • B.A. (Hons.) Études françaises/French Studies, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Awards

  • Outstanding Achievement for Documentary Award, Seneca College, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Bob Hesketh Journalism Award Recipient, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Work experience

Editor and Typesetter

LexisNexis Canada
February, 2007 – May, 2016 (about 9 years)

Performed 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

Adhered 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.

Evaluated suitability of manuscripts for publication and acquired them.

Used LEGISinfo, Hansard, Quicklaw, CanLII, and federal and provincial legislature databases.

Editor and Ghostwriter

Self-employed
September, 2015 – Present (about 7 years)

Volunteer Editor

Multicultural History Society of Ontario
December, 2014 – April, 2015 (4 months)

Auditing, transcribing, copy editing, and proofreading the MHSO's oral history interviews*

*Please see the attached reference letter in the Gallery section below.

Bob has 19 reviews

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Communication & Punctuality

Marlon Buchanan
I've worked with Bob in the past and I keep coming back because I like the quality of his service. My money speaks better than my review. But, I will say that he is punctual, communicative, and thorough. Exactly what you want in an editor.

Marlon Buchanan, August 2022


Erik Stavrand
Excellent work - thanks!

Erik Stavrand, March 2022


Marlon Buchanan
This was my second time working with Bob, and I chose to work with Bob again for a reason. He thoroughly proofread my book and offered helpful suggestions in addition to fixing all the little things that I'd never notice that weren't caught in a prior round of copyediting. The best endorsement I can give is that I'll look to work with Bob again.

Marlon Buchanan, December 2021


Irina Dzhambazova
Great

Irina Dzhambazova, August 2021


joanna doiban
Bob was punctual and easy to work with.

joanna doiban, June 2021

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