I started reading at the age of three, and started pointing out mistakes shortly after. Eventually, I realized that I could turn my love of polishing other people’s writing into a career. I began working at Scholastic Canada, then moved to Key Porter Books before launching my freelance business. I now provide copy editing and proofreading to a number of publishers, including Wiley, ECW Press, and House of Anansi. I have worked on textbooks, novels, nonfiction, and academic publications, and have enjoyed helping authors in each of these fields reach their full potential, and I'd love to do the same for you.
I have an eagle eye and can offer a quick turnaround for your projects. I pride myself on making your writing better while preserving your voice as an author.
I primarily provide copy editing and proofreading services. As a copy editor, I ensure copy is consistent, creating or working with existing style sheets. I fact check and offer suggestions to enhance readability and clarity in manuscripts. As a proofreader, I correct grammar and spelling, and flag typesetting issues that may cause confusion for readers. I make sure to retain as much of the author's style as possible; my job is to improve the author's text, so that their books can resonate better with their readers.
I was responsible for several tasks, including: proofreading manuscripts and printer proofs; copy editing manuscripts; coordinating award submissions for Key Porter titles; applying for CIP information for new titles; sitting in on production and editorial meetings to stay up-to-date on the schedule for the upcoming season; reviewing submissions and making recommendations for acceptance or rejection.
The memoir of the creator of Doctor Who and a legend in British and Canadian TV and filmA major influence on the BBC and independent television in Britain in the 1960s, as well as on CBC and the National Film Board in Canada, Sydney Newman acted as head of drama at a key period in the history of television. For the first time, his comprehensive memoirs ― written in the years before his death i... read more
With six decades in show business, legendary director Ted Kotcheff looks back on his life Born to immigrant parents and raised in the slums of Toronto during the Depression, Ted Kotcheff learned storytelling on the streets before taking a stagehand job at CBC Television. Discovering his skills with actors and production, Kotcheff went on to direct some of the greatest films of the freewheeling... read more
Unwilling to endure a culture of silence and submission, and disowned by her family, Nadia leaves her native Tunisia in 1984 amidst deadly violence, chaos, and rioting brought on by rising food costs, eventually emigrating to Canada to begin her life.More than twenty-five years later, Nadia’s daughter Lila reluctantly travels to Tunisia to learn about her mother’s birth country. While she’s th... read more
"An atmospheric and complicated saga of crimes that criss-cross the narrow strait between Sweden and Denmark...great cop characters...and some imaginatively grisly perps."― Sunday TimesWould you kill for the one you love? That's the question that international bestseller Stefan Ahnhem's The Ninth Grave: A Fabian Risk Novel seeks to answer in this spine-tingling thriller set six months before t... read more
**FROM THE MILLION-COPY SCANDINAVIAN BESTSELLER** ON A HOT SUMMER'S DAY. A car speeds through the streets of Helsingborg. When it reaches the harbour, the driver keeps going, straight into the cold, dark sea. A BODY IN THE WATER. But it is not a suicide. The autopsy reveals that this man has been dead for some time. He was murdered two months ago, and his body has been deep frozen. TURNS EVERT... read more
An inspiring book for readers of Sheryl Sandberg and Arlene Dickinson Lisa Lisson’s life seemed perfect: she had married her high school sweetheart, applied her marketing degree to a position at FedEx Express Canada, and risen to become a vice president (and would ultimately become president) of the company. One night, after putting their four children to bed, her husband, Patrick, marvelled t... read more
This package includes a three-hole punched, loose-leaf edition of ISBN 9781119087106 and a registration code for the WileyPLUS Learning Space course associated with the text. Before you purchase, check with your instructor or review your course syllabus to ensure that your instructor requires WileyPLUS Learning Space. For customer technical support, please visit http://www.wileyplus.com/suppor... read more
The final installment of the critically acclaimed memoir seriesDone Hunting brings Martin Hunter’s memoirs to a close, sharing adventures and observations from his sixth to ninth decades. With descriptions of theatrical productions he’s written and directed, it also provides a subtle commentary on Canada and its social and cultural place in the world. Done Hunting also chronicles Hunter’s expe... read more
A fascinating, non-partisan exploration of an incendiary region Say the word “Israel” today and it sparks images of walls and rockets and a bloody conflict without end. Yet for decades, the symbol of the Jewish State was the noble pioneer draining the swamps and making the deserts bloom: the legendary kibbutznik. So what ever happened to the pioneers’ dream of founding a socialist utopia in th... read more
As 1995 dawns in the North of Ireland, Belfast is a city of army patrols, bombed-out buildings, and “peace walls” segregating one community from the other. But the IRA has called a ceasefire. So, it’s as good a time as any for Monty Collins and Father Brennan Burke to visit the city: Monty to do a short gig in a law firm, and Brennan to reconnect with family. And it’s a good time for Brennan’s... read more
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Book editor specializing in memoir, biography, and general narrative (sports, music, culture). Also reviewer and writer. Ah, stories...
I am a copy editor and proofreader with three years of professional experience working on texts for academic and general audiences.