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Britanie Wilson

Britanie Wilson - Editor

Milton, ON, Canada

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 Wilson 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
Languages
English (CAN) English (US)
Fiction
Classics Crime & Mystery Historical Fiction
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Business & Management History Law Parenting & Families Politics & Current Affairs True Crime

Certifications

  • Book and Magazine Publishing Certificate from Centennial College
  • Honours Specialization in English Language and Literature from Western University

Work experience

Freelance Indexer

Irwin Law

August, 2013 – July, 2016 (almost 3 years)

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

Freelance Editor and Indexer

Self-employed

August, 2013 – Present (over 3 years)

- 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).

Freelance Editor, Proofreader, and Indexer

John Wiley & Sons

November, 2011 – August, 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.

Editor

Dundurn

April, 2011 – August, 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 (67 selected works)

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The Instructor

Ann Ireland

Raymond Collishaw and the Black Flight

Roger Gunn

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, British Columbia, to victories in the skies over France.

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, British Columbia, to victories in the skies over France.

Mysteries and Secrets of Numerology

Lionel Fanthorpe

Paranormal experts Lionel and Patricia Fanthorpe analyze the fascinating history of numerology and its natural occurrence in our everyday lives.

Paranormal experts Lionel and Patricia Fanthorpe analyze the fascinating history of numerology and its natural occurrence in our everyday lives.

Centenary at Jalna (Whiteoaks of Jalna series)

Mazo de la Roche

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 should be a time of festivity for the clan, tension and discontent surround the forthcoming marriage of a new generations Adeline and Philip... read more

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 should be a time of festivity for the clan, tension and discontent surround the forthcoming marriage of a new generations Adeline and Philip... read more

The Town Below

Roger Lemelin

Murder in the Family: The Dr. King Story

Dan Buchanan

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, man executed in Northumberland's history. In a sordid true-crime tale of poison and philandering in 1850s Ontario, the respected Dr. W... read more

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, man executed in Northumberland's history. In a sordid true-crime tale of poison and philandering in 1850s Ontario, the respected Dr. W... read more

Riverdale: East of the Don

Elizabeth Gillan Muir

The History of Sunnybrook Hospital: Battle to Greatness

Francesca Grosso

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 enabled Sunnybrook to morph into the dynamic academic health sciences centre it is today.

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 enabled Sunnybrook to morph into the dynamic academic health sciences centre it is today.

Tomes of Terror: Haunted Bookstores and Libraries

Mark Leslie

Tomes of Terror: Haunted Bookstores and Libraries

Tomes of Terror: Haunted Bookstores and Libraries

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 authors articulate a theoretical and analytical framework to aid decision making by law and policy makers when Canada is faced with the issue ... read more

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 authors articulate a theoretical and analytical framework to aid decision making by law and policy makers when Canada is faced with the issue ... read more

Intellectual Property for the 21st Century

B Courtney Doagoo, Mistrale Goudreau, Madelaine Saginur and Teresa Scassa, Teresa Scassa

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, and brings coherence to the Copyright Act, in the face of challenging digital facts. Included in this methodology is a detailed analysis ... read more

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, and brings coherence to the Copyright Act, in the face of challenging digital facts. Included in this methodology is a detailed analysis ... read more

Every Cyclist's Guide to Canadian Law

Craig Forcese, Nicole LaViolette

Canada's Laws on Import and Export An Overview

Mohan Prabhu

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 trade. Important illustrative decisions of the Canadian International Trade Tribunal and of the courts, as well as decisions of the NAFTA 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 trade. Important illustrative decisions of the Canadian International Trade Tribunal and of the courts, as well as decisions of the NAFTA a... read more

Descent into Overworld: An Unofficial Minecraft Adventure for children ages 8 - 14 (Battle of the Blocks)

Liam O'Donnell

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 world of blocks and thrown into an epic battle to save their favorite game. An army of Minecraft monsters threatens to rampage across th... 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 world of blocks and thrown into an epic battle to save their favorite game. An army of Minecraft monsters threatens to rampage across th... read more

$10,000 Gold: Why Gold's Inevitable Rise Is the Investor's Safe Haven

Nick Barisheff

Paperback. Pub Date :2013-04-22 Pages: 320 Language: English Publisher: Wiley Learn why gold prices are sure to soar to 10.000 oz and beyond ... and how to profitAs paper currency continues to lose its purchasing power and global markets struggle. in the face of economic turmoil. investors are turning to gold to stabilize their portfolios. 10.000 Gold explains why this is a smart move. arguing... read more

Paperback. Pub Date :2013-04-22 Pages: 320 Language: English Publisher: Wiley Learn why gold prices are sure to soar to 10.000 oz and beyond ... and how to profitAs paper currency continues to lose its purchasing power and global markets struggle. in the face of economic turmoil. investors are turning to gold to stabilize their portfolios. 10.000 Gold explains why this is a smart move. arguing... read more

Buying U.S. Real Estate: The Proven and Reliable Guide for Canadians

Richard Dolan, Don R. Campbell, David Franklin

"I would consider this the bible for any Canadians wanting to invest in US real estate."—W. Brett Wilson, Entrepreneur, Recipient of the Order of Canada, and former DragonThe thought of buying property in the United States has been on your mind. Perhaps family members or friends already own real estate in the Sunbelt and you've enjoyed the occasional visit. You sense the market isn't as frenzi... read more

"I would consider this the bible for any Canadians wanting to invest in US real estate."—W. Brett Wilson, Entrepreneur, Recipient of the Order of Canada, and former DragonThe thought of buying property in the United States has been on your mind. Perhaps family members or friends already own real estate in the Sunbelt and you've enjoyed the occasional visit. You sense the market isn't as frenzi... read more

Canadian Guide to Prostate Cancer

Leah Jamnicky, Robert Nam

Children With School Problems: A Physician's Manual

The Canadian Paediatric Society, Debra Andrews, William J. Mahoney

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 the needs of physicians working with kids with learning disabilities. Children With School Problems: A Physician's Manual covers such i... 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 the needs of physicians working with kids with learning disabilities. Children With School Problems: A Physician's Manual covers such i... read more

From Renos to Riches: The Canadian Real Estate Investor's Guide to Practical and Profitable Renovations

Ian Szabo

Maximize the profits and minimize the costs of real estate management Rental renovations should be seen as a long-term investment, with your best asset in mind your tenant. Knowing what renovations to undertake and how to do them will ensure that your money is well spent on renovations that will last the lifetime of the property, and ensure that your tenants want to stay. From Renos to Riches ... read more

Maximize the profits and minimize the costs of real estate management Rental renovations should be seen as a long-term investment, with your best asset in mind your tenant. Knowing what renovations to undertake and how to do them will ensure that your money is well spent on renovations that will last the lifetime of the property, and ensure that your tenants want to stay. From Renos to Riches ... read more

The Mother Of All Baby Books: An All-Canadian Guide to Your Baby's First Year

Ann Douglas

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. It's a totally comprehensive guide that features a non-bossy, fresh, and fun approach to Baby's exciting first year.Features a director... read more

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. It's a totally comprehensive guide that features a non-bossy, fresh, and fun approach to Baby's exciting first year.Features a director... read more

Business and Retirement Guide to Belize: The Last Virgin Paradise

Bob Dhillon, Fred Langan

Belize is an English-speaking tropical paradise, with an azure Caribbean coast, accessible rainforest, lost jungle cities, and a cost-of-living that makes it affordable for Canadians, Americans, Europeans, as well as the emerging middle class of Mexico and Central America. It is one of the worlds most undiscovered secrets, a retirement haven and a safe place to park your money. Business and Re... read more

Belize is an English-speaking tropical paradise, with an azure Caribbean coast, accessible rainforest, lost jungle cities, and a cost-of-living that makes it affordable for Canadians, Americans, Europeans, as well as the emerging middle class of Mexico and Central America. It is one of the worlds most undiscovered secrets, a retirement haven and a safe place to park your money. Business and Re... read more

Nature in the Kawarthas

Peterborough Field Naturalists

Tilted: The Trials of Conrad Black, Second Edition

Steven Skurka

Tilted: The Trials of Conrad Black, Second Edition

Tilted: The Trials of Conrad Black, Second Edition

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