Crystal Clavet

Crystal Clavet - Editor

Ottawa, ON, Canada

Freelance editor/proofreader looking to expand my repertoire. Books are my passion.

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I've been a writer and editor for as long as I can remember. I started working with newspapers in high school, and over 8 years, wrote and edited content for 6 publications (circulation of up to 60,000). I also served as a freelance editor and proofreader for classmates while pursuing my degree in journalism and English. For the past 8 years, I've worked for a restaurant group, using my skills as an editor and designer to proof and create everything from menus and advertisements to web content and company policies for 5 restaurants.
I have experience with layouts and design, but my first love is editing. I'm probably the only person from my Journalism class that was more interested in editing than reporting. My own writing is not exempt, constantly subject to rewriting and revision as my knowledge and vocabulary expands.
I'm a voracious reader, and have reached out to an author or two about errors in their stories. I'm a firm believer that grammar and spelling should not stand in the way of a good story. I've always wanted to be a book editor, and would love to work with an author to present the best possible version of their work. My first choice would be romance, but I'm open to just about any subject.
English (CAN)
Historical Fiction
Women's Fiction

Work experience

Administrator & Coordinator

Empire Restaurant Group
August, 2007 – Present (over 13 years)

Primarily reservation and events coordinator, I was able to use my journalism background as well to provide editing services. Duties include designing menus and marketing material; proofing all menus, reports and advertising copy; writing company policies and website copy.

Editorial staff

Centretown News
September, 2006 – April, 2007 (7 months)

Reported and wrote news stories relevant to Ottawa community of Centretown
Served as Insights Editor, coordinating profiles and stories about events and members of the community for Insight section.
Designed page layouts and edited content for newspaper production.

Arts Editor

The Resin
September, 2002 – April, 2003 (7 months)

Designed layouts for student newspaper
Approved and assigned stories pertaining to arts and entertainment in the Carleton University residence community
Edited text and content for final print
Wrote editorial and news content

Editorial Staff

Thunder Bay Post
March, 2002 – September, 2002 (7 months)

Designed front-page layouts for local newspaper
Edited text and content for final print
Wrote editorial and news content
Served as Interim editor while new editor transitioned into his position

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