Britanie Wilson

Britanie Wilson – Editor

Qualified editor and indexer well-versed in a wide range of subjects and genres including fiction, non-fiction, history, crime, and law.

Overview

I am a book editor and indexer with three years' experience working in-house at a Toronto publisher prior to taking my business freelance in 2013. I have edited and indexed titles from a wide range of genres and enjoy the refreshing perspective and opportunity that each new project brings. My strengths are: attention to detail; an eye and ear for natural language and dialogue; character development; the ability to see bigger-picture perspectives; and a sensitive, productive approach, which allows the author to feel comfortable and at ease during the editing and indexing processes.


Testimonials from some of my past clients include:


"I hired Britanie as a proof­reader, copy­ed­i­tor, and indexer for as many book projects as I could at John Wiley & Sons Canada. She handed in high-quality mate­r­ial ahead of the due date, and when require­ments changed, she turned around new ver­sions faster than I would have expected any­one to do it. She is thor­ough, intel­li­gent, and a con­sum­mate pro­fes­sional, and I wouldn’t hes­i­tate to rec­om­mend her to anyone." -- Jeremy Hanson-Finger, Former Production Editor, Wiley & Sons Canada Ltd.


"When my publisher assigned Britanie to edit my manuscript, I wasn’t quite sure how that would work. Turned out I needn’t have worried. Working with Britanie was a real pleasure and a learning experience for me. Her eagle eye caught things I should have caught, and she suggested a number of changes and clarifications that greatly improved my manuscript. Thanks, Britanie, and I hope you’re available for my next book." -- Derek Grout, Author of Thunder in the Skies: A Canadian Gunner in the Great War (Dundurn, 2015)


"Britanie meets deadlines, is responsive to feedback and specific instructions, and flexible as to the depth of indexing. I would definitely recommend her." -- Alisa Posesorski, Vice President, Irwin Law


"Working with Britanie on my novel was definitely one of the best decisions I made during my publishing journey. She provided very professional editing services for my fictional novel and provided me with valuable advice on publishing and how to navigate and find the resources I needed to start publishing my book. She always went above and beyond in providing me with high quality, timely, and professional services." -- Runda Ebied, Author of Under the Olive Tree (Self-published)

Services
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Parenting & Families True Crime
Fiction
Mystery & Crime
Languages
English (CAN) English (US)
Certifications
  • Book and Magazine Publishing Certificate from Centennial College
  • Honours Specialization in English Language and Literature from Western University

Work experience

Self-employed

Jul, 2018 — Present

- Proofread fiction and non-fiction titles for correct grammar, appropriate spellings (both US and Canadian), style consistency and accuracy, and design precision using Adobe Acrobat's commenting/editing feature.
- Provide, on occasion, editorial feedback regarding projects and manuscripts in the developmental stage.
- Research accuracy of sources and quotes for quote collections.

Irwin Law

Aug, 2013 — Apr, 2018 (over 4 years)

- Create and paginate indexes for law books of varying lengths and types, often at a very quick turn-around rate.

Self-employed

Aug, 2013 — Present

- Created my freelance business and website in 2013.
- Work with a wide range of self-published authors as an editor and indexer.
- Complete copy edits, proofreads, and indexes in a freelance capacity for various book publishers.
- Provide developmental feedback and copy editing for academic papers (e.g. PhD theses).

John Wiley & Sons

Nov, 2011 — Aug, 2013 (over 1 year)

- Electronically copy edited and proofread a variety of non-fiction titles using Adobe Acrobat.
- Prepared American titles for Canadian publication (and vice versa) by ensuring spelling, numeracy, measurements, and references were consistent with Canadian or American usage, Chicago Manual of Style, and house style.
- Proofread texts for consistency, errors, and incorrect information.
- Created and paginated indexes under very tight deadlines, using Microsoft Word and Adobe Acrobat.

Dundurn

Apr, 2011 — Aug, 2013 (over 2 years)

- Completed substantive editing, line editing, copy editing, fact-checking, and proofreading tasks for a variety of fiction, non-fiction, and YA manuscripts and managed such titles through the entire production stage.
- Established strong, productive relationships with authors.
- Managed a large quantity of titles under tight deadlines.
- Supervised freelanced books, reprints, and new editions through the in-house production process.
- Marked proof corrections and checked printer’s proof pages.
- Performed photo research and acquired and logged permissions for images and text when required.
- Created, edited, and maintained title records in the online sales and marketing database, Booksonix.
- Wrote and edited back cover descriptions, descriptions for sales people, short summaries, author biographies, and key selling points.
- Reviewed copy and data for Spring and Fall catalogues.

Portfolio

Is your company prepared for the next digital shift in business? Author and digital consultant Louis Lamoureux makes the case that we are entering a third digital era—one in which established companies have a better chance at winning than startups.Learn how to... read more
In engaging prose as smooth and colourful as her Juno-nominated melodies, Dayna Manning’s memoir provides a window into the world of her songwriting. In Many Moons, Manning depicts her collaborations with Canadian legends such as Burton Cummings, Chris Hadfiel... read more
Nature in the Kawarthas

Peterborough Field Naturalists

The Mother of All Baby Books: An All-Canadian Guide to Your Baby's First Year, 2nd Edition is the instruction manual that Mother Nature forgot to include with the new arrival--a hands-on guide to coping with the joys and challenges of caring for your new baby.... read more
Language:Chinese.Paperback. Pub Date: 2012 Pages: 272 Publisher: Wiley 1 in. 10 Canadians have a Learning Disability and Doctors must be able to identify. diagnose. treat and manage children who Are Struggling in School The first book specifically Tailored for... read more
Things got serious when the creeper blew up the cafeteria. Hamid, Ant and Jaina just want to create epic builds in Minecraft. When a mysterious stranger gives them four foam swords, the three friends and their videogame-hating principal are transported into a ... read more
This book provides a comprehensive overview of legislation dealing with customs, customs tariffs, free trade agreements, anti-dumping measures, prohibited subsidies, Kimberley Process, cultural property, and other statutes regulating Canada's international tra... read more
Digital Copyright Law

By Cameron Hutchison

In Digital Copyright Law, Professor Hutchison identifies and analyzes the many novel legal issues that often arise in this area of growing importance. This book assesses the developing law against an interpretive methodology that seeks to rationalize rights, a... read more
Law Beyond Borders Extraterritorial Jurisdiction in an Age of Globalization

Robert J. Currie, Hugh M. Kindred and Teresa Scassa By Steve Coughlan

This book is about the reach of law beyond state borders from a Canadian perspective. It investigates the scope of the legal and practical power of Canada to assert, and to respond to foreign assertions of, extraterritorial jurisdiction. Ultimately, the author... read more
Tomes of Terror: Haunted Bookstores and Libraries
The story of Sunnybrook is one of battle and rebellion in the pursuit of excellence. With each battle endured, Sunnybrook Hospital forged new directions, becoming stronger and greater, often exceeding goals and beating significant odds. These very challenges e... read more
Riverdale: East of the Don

Elizabeth Gillan Muir

As the old saying goes, "You can pick your friends, but not your relatives." In tranquil Northumberland County, Ontario, two families are well acquainted with the grim truth of that innocuous-sounding expression. They are the descendants of the first, and only... read more
The Town Below

Roger Lemelin

First published in 1958, Centenary at Jalna brings us to 1953 when the Whiteoaks gather to mark the 100th anniversary of their estate. It has now been a century since Captain Philip and Adeline Whiteoak arrived in Canada and built their legacy. While this shou... read more
Paranormal experts Lionel and Patricia Fanthorpe analyze the fascinating history of numerology and its natural occurrence in our everyday lives.
As the third-highest-scoring flying ace among British and colonial pilots in the First World War, scoring 60 victories, Raymond Collishaw was only surpassed by Billy Bishop and Edward Mannock. This book traces his life from humble beginnings in Nanaimo, Britis... read more
The Instructor

Ann Ireland

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Britanie has 14 reviews

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Holly H.

Holly H.

Sep, 2022

It was a delight to work with Britanie, who took on the task of creating an index for my academic book (a humanities approach to media studies). She was incredibly communicative and forthcoming about her timeline, and her work was both punctual and high-quality. I would not hesitate to use Britanie's services again in the future, or recommend her work to others. Thank you, Britanie!
Alan C.

Alan C.

Mar, 2022

Britanie's flexibility regarding project scope and schedule was over and above any expectations I had. It was good for me, because she had to work around schedule glitches that were certainly not her fault, and which could understandably have caused consternation. Her excellent communication never left me in the dark. She produced a good-looking index on schedule. She did a fine proofread, whic...
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Tim M.

Tim M.

Feb, 2022

I had a fantastic experience working with Britanie on my non-fiction book. Britanie was able to elevate my manuscript to a level that any author would be proud of. Her attention to detail and professionalism went beyond what I'm used to, which made for a pleasant and and even educational experience. Britanie went above the call of duty and included a handy style sheet to help with consistency ...
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Jay K.

Jay K.

Jan, 2022

Great work!
David E.

David E.

Dec, 2021

Britanie was great to work with and right on time with her deliverables. I would be thrilled to work with her again.

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