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Ellen Michelle Koehler

Ellen Michelle Koehler - Editor

Surrey, BC, Canada

I am a professional freelance editor specializing in science fiction and fantasy. I am trained in substantive, stylistic, and copy editing.

Overview

Currently the Managing Editor for a small Canadian science fiction press, I specialize in sci-fi, fantasy, mystery, crime, and horror fiction—short stories and novels. I am also experienced in interior layout design for fiction and non-fiction books.

Services
Languages
English (CAN) English (UK) English (US)
Fiction
Adventure Anthologies Fantasy Horror Science Fiction Short Story Thriller Young Adult & Teen

Work experience

Technical Writing Consultant

Paterson Johal Consulting Ltd.
August, 2016 – Present (over 1 year)

Working with a team of other technical writers and financial analysts to put together applications for the Scientific Research and Experimental Development CRA tax credit for our clients. Each application follows a specific set of steps: client interview, transcription of the interview, project summaries, project timelines, project outlines, then project description. The final description is internally edited then checked by our client prior to being sent to the CRA alongside financial records as part of their application towards a tax refund for their research.

Managing Editor

Reality Skimming Press
April, 2016 – Present (over 1 year)

Working with Lynda Williams (author and owner of RSP) on various publishing duties including organization, marketing, all levels and types of editing, author coordination, acquisitions, blog writing, attending and speaking at conferences, sales, layout design and more.

Publishing Intern

Now or Never Publishing
April, 2016 – August, 2016 (4 months)

Working with Chris Needham (author and owner of NoN) on various publishing duties including data input, marketing, and editing.

Editorial Intern

Western Living Magazine
February, 2016 – April, 2016 (2 months)

Working alongside the editors and other editorial interns to ensure the quality and accuracy of articles for the print issue and the website. Intern duties included: fact checking articles, researching sources, writing articles for the print and online editions, copy editing and proofreading proofs for upcoming issues, and transcribing audio interviews.

XML Proofreader / Research Assistant

Simon Fraser University English Department
January, 2016 – Present (almost 2 years)

Working with Dr. Margaret Linley on the Lake District Project. The project makes use of Simon Fraser University's rare editions of eighteenth and nineteenth century books describing the travel and landscape of the English Lake District. Scanned copies of these books have been digitized into XML files; the files are subsequently proofread against the scanned pages to ensure accuracy.

Portfolio (7 selected works)

The Magnum Opus: Seek and you shall find

Christine Kezelos, Christopher Kezelos

The Magnum Opus is inspired by the multi-award-winning short film, The Maker. Watch it here: http://bit.ly/WatchTheMaker Synopsis: In a time and world long ago forgotten, there existed an enchanted workshop. Within its walls, a magical creature called a 'Maker' busily created the next of his kin. Upon completion, the creator was whisked away to join the rest of the Maker community. Meanwhile, ... read more

The Magnum Opus is inspired by the multi-award-winning short film, The Maker. Watch it here: http://bit.ly/WatchTheMaker Synopsis: In a time and world long ago forgotten, there existed an enchanted workshop. Within its walls, a magical creature called a 'Maker' busily created the next of his kin. Upon completion, the creator was whisked away to join the rest of the Maker community. Meanwhile, ... read more

Nobodies

Chris Gilmore

What does it mean to be a nobody? How does it feel to be a somebody? And why is it so hard to be ourselves? These are the questions at the heart of Nobodies, a darkly comedic collection in which a neurotic teenager experiences his first rejection; a stalker emails her favourite movie star; a young man wages war against God; and an aspiring philosopher tries to save the world from itself. In se... read more

What does it mean to be a nobody? How does it feel to be a somebody? And why is it so hard to be ourselves? These are the questions at the heart of Nobodies, a darkly comedic collection in which a neurotic teenager experiences his first rejection; a stalker emails her favourite movie star; a young man wages war against God; and an aspiring philosopher tries to save the world from itself. In se... read more

The Fatalists

Patrick Blennerhassett

Cell: no service. Email: down. Internet: off. TV: nothing. Radio: static. Communication: minimal. Chaos: unstoppable. Press Any Key to Start. PR hack Tristan Schultz is buried deep in the endless code of Millennial life, slogging away for a major pharmaceutical company in Seattle. Hopelessly drowning in a world of texts, emails, Tweets and status updates, he’s light years from a family he once... read more

Cell: no service. Email: down. Internet: off. TV: nothing. Radio: static. Communication: minimal. Chaos: unstoppable. Press Any Key to Start. PR hack Tristan Schultz is buried deep in the endless code of Millennial life, slogging away for a major pharmaceutical company in Seattle. Hopelessly drowning in a world of texts, emails, Tweets and status updates, he’s light years from a family he once... read more

But When We Look Closer

Susan E Lloy

Though But When We Look Closer is a collection of eighteen stories that approaches its subjects from a parade of landscapes, running through these tales is a singular motif--taking control. Characters find themselves in skins they wish to shed, with vices held close and with voices that must be heard. Whether it be seeking a life in a foreign land, lusting after a street junky, driving through... read more

Though But When We Look Closer is a collection of eighteen stories that approaches its subjects from a parade of landscapes, running through these tales is a singular motif--taking control. Characters find themselves in skins they wish to shed, with vices held close and with voices that must be heard. Whether it be seeking a life in a foreign land, lusting after a street junky, driving through... read more

Pretend to Feel

Richard Rosenbaum

A naive and unbalanced teenage girl with claims of extraterrestrial origins only wants two things in the whole world--family and fame--but she can't help getting entangled in the lives of the eccentric and troubled humans she meets along the way: Alisen Eden, a pill-popping, unemployed waitress who finds the girl strangely familiar; Neil Manson, the neurotic psychology grad student Alisen is t... read more

A naive and unbalanced teenage girl with claims of extraterrestrial origins only wants two things in the whole world--family and fame--but she can't help getting entangled in the lives of the eccentric and troubled humans she meets along the way: Alisen Eden, a pill-popping, unemployed waitress who finds the girl strangely familiar; Neil Manson, the neurotic psychology grad student Alisen is t... read more

Touching Strangers

Stacey Madden

Aaron Cordic and Samantha Riske are a couple of twenty-something hypochondriacs living in east-end Toronto. While Aaron works part-time at a bathroom supply store, donning surgical masks, plastic gloves, and a backpack full of sanitary products, Samantha hides herself away in their apartment, tip-toeing around naked and spying on the neighbours. Between paranoid trips to the doctor and extreme... read more

Aaron Cordic and Samantha Riske are a couple of twenty-something hypochondriacs living in east-end Toronto. While Aaron works part-time at a bathroom supply store, donning surgical masks, plastic gloves, and a backpack full of sanitary products, Samantha hides herself away in their apartment, tip-toeing around naked and spying on the neighbours. Between paranoid trips to the doctor and extreme... read more

Collidor Stream Collection 2016

Jennifer Lott

A collection of optimistic science-fiction short stories on a variety of real-world themes.

A collection of optimistic science-fiction short stories on a variety of real-world themes.

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