Dominic Farrell

Dominic Farrell - Editor

Toronto, ON, Canada

15+ years' experience editing fiction (lit and mysteries), non-fiction (history, poli sci, bios, memoirs, finance, art), reports, web copy.

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Overview

I have edited more than 100 titles, including bestsellers, award winners, and award nominees, in a variety of genres. Fiction, mysteries, history, political science, current events, memoirs, bios, personal finance, art, sports — I've edited all of them. While providing clear and honest advice about how to improve a ms., I am careful to always respect the author's voice and vision. Over the years, numerous authors have offered me particular thanks for my patience and for the respect I have shown to them and their works.

I have considerable experience reviewing manuscripts being considered for acquisition by publishers. I have also worked with independent authors to help them prepare their manuscripts for submission to a publisher or an agent. Sometimes a manuscript isn't quite ready — work still needs to be done on the draft. I can help with that.

I've also worked as an editor in the world outside of book publishing. Most recently, I edited the strategic report, operational manual, and annual report for a major hospital. I have edited previous annual reports for the hospital, too, as well as funding proposals and almost all of the material appearing on the hospital's website also.

If you have a manuscript or a report or some web copy that needs editing, or if you have something that you just want an educated opinion about, I can help.

Author Reviews

“Dominic is an expert and tactful editor. He respects the author's vision and talent. He's diligent and thorough in spotting what needs to be corrected, what needs expansion, and what should be more concise. Editing my novel, he had the insight to recommend a restructuring that enabled me to find the way of making the novel more profound and also appeal to a wider audience. I admire his editing abilities and recommend him highly.” — Dorris Heffron, author of City Wolves


“I heartily recommend Dominic. He is an astute and balanced editor, well versed in public affairs, and with a collegial, constructive working style.” — Dennis McConaghy, author of Breakdown: The Pipeline Debate and the Threat to Canada’s Future


“Dominic had the most difficult author to work with, ME! Difficult since I was a new, old writer, walking in with 75,000 words on his late son, still grieving, still thinking every word written was sacred, and that any deletion was personal. I had the distinct pleasure, later in life but early in an author career, to do a significant edit with Dominic. He's a brilliant wordsmith, and he's sensitive, patient — a teacher and more. My book is so improved by his precise work, always respecting the words, the author, and the story. He's set a high benchmark.” — Rick Prashaw, author of Soar, Adam, Soar


“Dominic is a skillful and even-handed editor, with a gentle insistence on making your work the best it can be. Highly recommend!” — Jeremiah Brown, author of The 4 Year Olympian

Languages
English (CAN)
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Art
Biographies & Memoirs
History
Political Science & Current Affairs
Fiction
Contemporary Fiction
Mystery & Crime

Certifications

  • Publishing Certificate, Ryerson University
  • M.A. (English Literature), University of Guelph
  • B.A. (English Literature, University of Guelph

Work experience

Freelance editor, writer, and researcher

Self-employed
September, 2019 – Present (about 3 years)

• Skilled editorial professional, experienced at working collaboratively with authors and content providers to
produce exceptional texts, on time and on budget.
• Track record of providing high-quality editorial services, including copy editing, proofreading, and
developmental editing. Extensive experience editing various types of works, including fiction and non-fiction
trade titles, academic books, reports, proposals, and web copy.
• Proven ability researching photo and text sources and securing photo and literary permissions.

Developmental editor

Dundurn Press
March, 2016 – September, 2019 (over 3 years)

• Worked with authors to enhance content and strengthen structure of manuscripts.
• Reviewed manuscripts to determine suitability for acquisition.
• Networked with authors and agents to solicit manuscripts for acquisition.

Editor

Dundurn Press
October, 2013 – March, 2016 (over 2 years)

• Copy edited and proofread manuscripts.
• Assisted authors in securing permissions for copyrighted materials.
• Consulted with design team on cover concepts.

Contract editor

Dundurn Press
January, 2012 – October, 2013 (over 1 year)

Copyedited and proofread manuscripts.

Senior editor

Blue Butterfly Books
January, 2006 – December, 2011 (almost 6 years)

• Reviewed manuscripts to determine suitability for acquisition.
• Worked with authors to enhance content and strengthen structure of manuscripts.
• Copyedited manuscripts.
• Proofread manuscripts edited by freelance copy editors.

Portfolio (30 selected works)

Being Prime Minister

J.D.M. Stewart

Behind the politics, discover the lives of Canada's leaders. “What a life it is to be prime minister!” — John Diefenbaker Canada has had twenty-three prime ministers, all with views and policies that have differed as widely as the ages in which they lived. But what were they like as people? Being Prime Minister takes you behind the scenes to tell the story of Canada’s leaders and the job they ... read more

Behind the politics, discover the lives of Canada's leaders. “What a life it is to be prime minister!” — John Diefenbaker Canada has had twenty-three prime ministers, all with views and policies that have differed as widely as the ages in which they lived. But what were they like as people? Being Prime Minister takes you behind the scenes to tell the story of Canada’s leaders and the job they ... read more

Breakdown

Dennis McConaghy

Is a national consensus on hydrocarbon development possible? The ongoing debate in Canada over hydrocarbon development and its required market access exemplifies the political polarization in Canada. Breakdown explores these tensions through economic, environmental, and political perspectives. The Trudeau Liberals and the Alberta Notley NDP government have attempted to find a compromise that s... read more

Is a national consensus on hydrocarbon development possible? The ongoing debate in Canada over hydrocarbon development and its required market access exemplifies the political polarization in Canada. Breakdown explores these tensions through economic, environmental, and political perspectives. The Trudeau Liberals and the Alberta Notley NDP government have attempted to find a compromise that s... read more

Broken Man on a Halifax Pier

Lesley Choyce

A tale of one man’s shipwrecked life and an unlikely crew of rescuers. Fifty-five-year-old Charles Howard has lost his long-time journalism job and has been swindled out of his life savings. Standing by the edge of Halifax Harbour on a foggy morning, contemplating his dismal future, his ritual of self-pity is interrupted with the appearance of the mysterious and beguiling Ramona Danforth. And ... read more

A tale of one man’s shipwrecked life and an unlikely crew of rescuers. Fifty-five-year-old Charles Howard has lost his long-time journalism job and has been swindled out of his life savings. Standing by the edge of Halifax Harbour on a foggy morning, contemplating his dismal future, his ritual of self-pity is interrupted with the appearance of the mysterious and beguiling Ramona Danforth. And ... read more

Charles Pachter

Leonard Wise

An Officer of the Order of Canada, Chevalier of France’s Order of Arts and Letters, and recipient of the Order of Ontario, painter, printmaker, sculptor, designer, and author, Charles Pachter is one of Canada’s best-loved and most celebrated artists. Pachter is an artist with an astonishing range. His work is witty, thoughtful, moving, and personal. Many works, like Queen on Moose, The Painted... read more

An Officer of the Order of Canada, Chevalier of France’s Order of Arts and Letters, and recipient of the Order of Ontario, painter, printmaker, sculptor, designer, and author, Charles Pachter is one of Canada’s best-loved and most celebrated artists. Pachter is an artist with an astonishing range. His work is witty, thoughtful, moving, and personal. Many works, like Queen on Moose, The Painted... read more

City Wolves

Dorris Heffron

A moving historical tale and remarkable literary achievement, City Wolves is the story of Canada’s first woman veterinarian, Meg Wilkinson. Born in 1870 on a farm near Halifax, Meg’s childhood experience with wolves makes her determined to be a veterinarian. Supported by the seemingly eccentric Randolph Oliphant and inspired by the ancient Inuit who first turned wolves into sled dogs, Meg surp... read more

A moving historical tale and remarkable literary achievement, City Wolves is the story of Canada’s first woman veterinarian, Meg Wilkinson. Born in 1870 on a farm near Halifax, Meg’s childhood experience with wolves makes her determined to be a veterinarian. Supported by the seemingly eccentric Randolph Oliphant and inspired by the ancient Inuit who first turned wolves into sled dogs, Meg surp... read more

Michael Snow

James King

An all-encompassing view of the life and work of one of Canada’s greatest living artists Michael Snow is rightly recognized as one of the greatest Canadian artists. In a productive, length career, he has, in a wide variety of genres and media, asked (and often answered) some of the most vexing and important questions in the history of art. During his lifetime, the notion of what constitutes a ... read more

An all-encompassing view of the life and work of one of Canada’s greatest living artists Michael Snow is rightly recognized as one of the greatest Canadian artists. In a productive, length career, he has, in a wide variety of genres and media, asked (and often answered) some of the most vexing and important questions in the history of art. During his lifetime, the notion of what constitutes a ... read more

Soar, Adam, Soar

Rick Prashaw

“Coming out. Coming in. Coming home.” Adam Prashaw’s life was full of surprises from the moment he was born. Assigned female at birth, and with parents who had been expecting a boy, he spent years living as “Rebecca Danielle Adam Prashaw” before coming to terms with being a transgender man. Adam captured hearts with his humour, compassion, and intensity. After a tragic accident cut his life sh... read more

“Coming out. Coming in. Coming home.” Adam Prashaw’s life was full of surprises from the moment he was born. Assigned female at birth, and with parents who had been expecting a boy, he spent years living as “Rebecca Danielle Adam Prashaw” before coming to terms with being a transgender man. Adam captured hearts with his humour, compassion, and intensity. After a tragic accident cut his life sh... read more

The Starr Sting Scale

C.S. O'Cinneide

A hard-drinking former hitwoman agrees to help catch a killer, even though the murderer might just be her. Former hitwoman Candace Starr likes to think of herself as retired since she got out of prison. That’s until society maven Kristina Corrigan tries to hire her to permanently remove her daughter’s barnacle of a boyfriend, Tyler Brent, from their lives. The only catch? Tyler is seventeen ye... read more

A hard-drinking former hitwoman agrees to help catch a killer, even though the murderer might just be her. Former hitwoman Candace Starr likes to think of herself as retired since she got out of prison. That’s until society maven Kristina Corrigan tries to hire her to permanently remove her daughter’s barnacle of a boyfriend, Tyler Brent, from their lives. The only catch? Tyler is seventeen ye... read more

The Wealthy Renter

Alex Avery

A National Bestseller! Why be house poor when you can rent rich? “Why rent when you can buy?” More than any other, this phrase captures the overwhelmingly unanimous promotion of home ownership to Canadians. Real estate agents, mortgage brokers, family, friends, and even the government promote ownership as a safe, attractive, and sure-fire path to personal wealth. This one-size-fits-all advice ... read more

A National Bestseller! Why be house poor when you can rent rich? “Why rent when you can buy?” More than any other, this phrase captures the overwhelmingly unanimous promotion of home ownership to Canadians. Real estate agents, mortgage brokers, family, friends, and even the government promote ownership as a safe, attractive, and sure-fire path to personal wealth. This one-size-fits-all advice ... read more

The 4 Year Olympian

Jeremiah Brown

Improbable, heart-wrenching, and uplifting, Jeremiah Brown’s journey from novice rower to Olympic silver medallist in under four years is a story about chasing a goal with everything you’ve got. After nearly being incarcerated at age seventeen and becoming a father at nineteen, Jeremiah Brown manages to grow up into a responsible young adult. But while juggling the demands of a long-term relat... read more

Improbable, heart-wrenching, and uplifting, Jeremiah Brown’s journey from novice rower to Olympic silver medallist in under four years is a story about chasing a goal with everything you’ve got. After nearly being incarcerated at age seventeen and becoming a father at nineteen, Jeremiah Brown manages to grow up into a responsible young adult. But while juggling the demands of a long-term relat... read more

The Age of Fentanyl

Brodie Ramin

Is there a way to end North America’s opioid epidemic? North America is facing a crisis. The first warning signs appeared in media reports of OxyContin abuse and over-prescription in the 1990s. Today, there is an opioid epidemic; fentanyl is the leading cause of overdose death in North America. From his perspective as an addiction doctor working on the front lines of the epidemic, Dr. Brodie R... read more

Is there a way to end North America’s opioid epidemic? North America is facing a crisis. The first warning signs appeared in media reports of OxyContin abuse and over-prescription in the 1990s. Today, there is an opioid epidemic; fentanyl is the leading cause of overdose death in North America. From his perspective as an addiction doctor working on the front lines of the epidemic, Dr. Brodie R... read more

Among the Walking Wounded

John Conrad

Author Col. John Conrad is an expert and experienced author whose book What the Thunder Said sold over 2,220 copies in Canada The subject is exceedingly topical/relevant and will remain so for many years as more Canadian veterans of Afghanistan try to come to grips with PTSD. The narrative informs on two challenges that need resolution: care for serving soldiers inside the Defence Department a... read more

Author Col. John Conrad is an expert and experienced author whose book What the Thunder Said sold over 2,220 copies in Canada The subject is exceedingly topical/relevant and will remain so for many years as more Canadian veterans of Afghanistan try to come to grips with PTSD. The narrative informs on two challenges that need resolution: care for serving soldiers inside the Defence Department a... read more

Blissfully Blended Bullshit

Rebecca Eckler

Rebecca Eckler’s newest book chronicles the hard truth of what it’s really like to make a blended family. Blissfully Blended Bullshit is a witty, engaging, refreshingly candid chronicle of a modern family’s journey as they blend households. We follow Eckler as her partner and his two children move in with her and her daughter. Then, thanks to a reverse vasectomy, they add a baby to the mix. Re... read more

Rebecca Eckler’s newest book chronicles the hard truth of what it’s really like to make a blended family. Blissfully Blended Bullshit is a witty, engaging, refreshingly candid chronicle of a modern family’s journey as they blend households. We follow Eckler as her partner and his two children move in with her and her daughter. Then, thanks to a reverse vasectomy, they add a baby to the mix. Re... read more

Bomb Girls

Barbara Dickson

2016 Speaker's Book Award — Shortlisted 2016 Heritage Toronto Book Award — Nominated An account of the women working in high-security, dangerous conditions making bombs in Toronto during the Second World War. What was it like to work in a Canadian Second World War munitions factory? What were working conditions like? Did anyone die? Just how closely did female employees embody the image of “Ro... read more

2016 Speaker's Book Award — Shortlisted 2016 Heritage Toronto Book Award — Nominated An account of the women working in high-security, dangerous conditions making bombs in Toronto during the Second World War. What was it like to work in a Canadian Second World War munitions factory? What were working conditions like? Did anyone die? Just how closely did female employees embody the image of “Ro... read more

An Element of Risk

Don Easton

Taggart takes on gangs armed with sophisticated weapons who are battling for control and spreading terror in British Columbia. The twelfth Jack Taggart Mystery sees criminal gangs armed with sophisticated weapons battling for control in British Columbia — spreading terror through indiscriminate violence. Jack Taggart discovers the guns are being smuggled into Canada from the United States. Aft... read more

Taggart takes on gangs armed with sophisticated weapons who are battling for control and spreading terror in British Columbia. The twelfth Jack Taggart Mystery sees criminal gangs armed with sophisticated weapons battling for control in British Columbia — spreading terror through indiscriminate violence. Jack Taggart discovers the guns are being smuggled into Canada from the United States. Aft... read more

Father Sweet

J.J. Martin

A shocking tale of secrets, guilt, and clerical child abuse. “God has made you special, but I will show you how to have an extraordinary life. Show you true love, as God intended for our kind.” It’s 1978. Blackburn Hamlet is a typical suburban village in eastern Ontario. In this vibrant Catholic community, life revolves around family and church. Then the safe comfort of both is destroyed by th... read more

A shocking tale of secrets, guilt, and clerical child abuse. “God has made you special, but I will show you how to have an extraordinary life. Show you true love, as God intended for our kind.” It’s 1978. Blackburn Hamlet is a typical suburban village in eastern Ontario. In this vibrant Catholic community, life revolves around family and church. Then the safe comfort of both is destroyed by th... read more

Hockey 365

Mike Commito

A yearbook of hockey history, from the unforgettable, to the obscure, to the downright unbelievable Compact, compulsively readable stories US highlights: the time a player scored his first-ever goal with assists from not one but two of his brothers, and the league's longest winning streak — an unfathomable 35 wins in a row Canadian highlights: How the Montreal Canadiens’ first great rivalry en... read more

A yearbook of hockey history, from the unforgettable, to the obscure, to the downright unbelievable Compact, compulsively readable stories US highlights: the time a player scored his first-ever goal with assists from not one but two of his brothers, and the league's longest winning streak — an unfathomable 35 wins in a row Canadian highlights: How the Montreal Canadiens’ first great rivalry en... read more

Jacintha

Lorraine Davies

Some kinds of love can only be endured. Richard Wilson, a professor of English literature, and his wife, Carol, are injured in a landslide that destroys their home and takes the life of their student boarder. Richard heals from the injuries caused by the accident, but, emotionally traumatized, he withdraws into his own world, threatening his marriage. When the beautiful, intriguing Jacintha en... read more

Some kinds of love can only be endured. Richard Wilson, a professor of English literature, and his wife, Carol, are injured in a landslide that destroys their home and takes the life of their student boarder. Richard heals from the injuries caused by the accident, but, emotionally traumatized, he withdraws into his own world, threatening his marriage. When the beautiful, intriguing Jacintha en... read more

Keeper of the Flame

Jack Batten

When his popular hip-hop artist client is blackmailed, Crang stumbles on a porn operation and an unexpected case of murder. Crang is a smart-talking criminal lawyer who doesn’t mind chasing down unorthodox cases. That makes him just the guy to represent a famous hip-hop performer who’s on the wrong end of a blackmail scheme. It doesn’t strike Crang as a confounding case, but in no time, he fin... read more

When his popular hip-hop artist client is blackmailed, Crang stumbles on a porn operation and an unexpected case of murder. Crang is a smart-talking criminal lawyer who doesn’t mind chasing down unorthodox cases. That makes him just the guy to represent a famous hip-hop performer who’s on the wrong end of a blackmail scheme. It doesn’t strike Crang as a confounding case, but in no time, he fin... read more

Dalton McGuinty

Dalton McGuinty

2016 Speaker's Book Award — Shortlisted Former Ontario premier Dalton McGuinty shares the story of his life in politics and the leadership lessons he has learned. Dalton McGuinty was premier of Ontario for ten years, from 2003 to 2013. Inheriting a province wounded from years of cutbacks and divisive politics, McGuinty led Ontario through a deep recession and a challenging shift away from a ma... read more

2016 Speaker's Book Award — Shortlisted Former Ontario premier Dalton McGuinty shares the story of his life in politics and the leadership lessons he has learned. Dalton McGuinty was premier of Ontario for ten years, from 2003 to 2013. Inheriting a province wounded from years of cutbacks and divisive politics, McGuinty led Ontario through a deep recession and a challenging shift away from a ma... read more

No Remedy for Love

Liona Boyd

A new memoir from internationally renowned musician Liona Boyd. Few people’s lives are as romantic and adventurous as Liona Boyd’s has been. She has performed around the world, sold millions of albums, won five Juno awards, serenaded numerous heads of state, and, for eight years, dated Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau. Continuing her story in a new memoir, Liona recounts how she lost her ability ... read more

A new memoir from internationally renowned musician Liona Boyd. Few people’s lives are as romantic and adventurous as Liona Boyd’s has been. She has performed around the world, sold millions of albums, won five Juno awards, serenaded numerous heads of state, and, for eight years, dated Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau. Continuing her story in a new memoir, Liona recounts how she lost her ability ... read more

Power, Prime Ministers and the Press

Robert Lewis

An intimate history of the journalists who covered Canadian history, and made some of their own. The history of the press gallery is rich in anecdotes about the people on Parliament Hill who have covered 23 prime ministers and 42 elections in the past 150 years. Mining the archives and his own interviews, Robert Lewis turns the spotlight on the watchers, including reporters who got too close t... read more

An intimate history of the journalists who covered Canadian history, and made some of their own. The history of the press gallery is rich in anecdotes about the people on Parliament Hill who have covered 23 prime ministers and 42 elections in the past 150 years. Mining the archives and his own interviews, Robert Lewis turns the spotlight on the watchers, including reporters who got too close t... read more

The Sport and Prey of Capitalists

Linda McQuaig

The story of how we as a nation collectively built promising national projects and are now selling them off to the rich. For the first century after Confederation, Canadians collectively created significant public enterprises and programs, including power plants, and transportation, communications, health care, and education systems. But after a century as nation builders, we’ve spent recent d... read more

The story of how we as a nation collectively built promising national projects and are now selling them off to the rich. For the first century after Confederation, Canadians collectively created significant public enterprises and programs, including power plants, and transportation, communications, health care, and education systems. But after a century as nation builders, we’ve spent recent d... read more

The Toronto Book of the Dead

Adam Bunch

Exploring Toronto’s history through the stories of its most fascinating and shadowy deaths. If these streets could talk... With morbid tales of war and plague, duels and executions, suicides and séances, Toronto’s past is filled with stories whose endings were anything but peaceful. The Toronto Book of the Dead delves into these: from ancient First Nations burial mounds to the grisly murder of... read more

Exploring Toronto’s history through the stories of its most fascinating and shadowy deaths. If these streets could talk... With morbid tales of war and plague, duels and executions, suicides and séances, Toronto’s past is filled with stories whose endings were anything but peaceful. The Toronto Book of the Dead delves into these: from ancient First Nations burial mounds to the grisly murder of... read more

Toronto's Lost Villages

Ron Brown

Explore the vestiges of the hamlets and villages that have been swallowed up by Toronto’s relentless growth. Over the course of more than two centuries, Toronto has ballooned from a muddy collection of huts on a swampy waterfront to Canada’s largest and most diverse city. Amid (and sometimes underneath) this urban agglomeration are the remains of many small communities that once dotted the reg... read more

Explore the vestiges of the hamlets and villages that have been swallowed up by Toronto’s relentless growth. Over the course of more than two centuries, Toronto has ballooned from a muddy collection of huts on a swampy waterfront to Canada’s largest and most diverse city. Amid (and sometimes underneath) this urban agglomeration are the remains of many small communities that once dotted the reg... read more

Toronto Reborn

Ken Greenberg

Book explores decades of dramatic and inspiring changes to Toronto, including the revitalization of the "Kings" corridor, Harbourfront, Regent Park, Ryerson University, the Leslie Street Spit and other parks, and the Bentway Touches on timely issues of redefinition and renewal of a multi-cultural city, fueled by market forces and demographic pressures Looks ahead to where Toronto, a locus for ... read more

Book explores decades of dramatic and inspiring changes to Toronto, including the revitalization of the "Kings" corridor, Harbourfront, Regent Park, Ryerson University, the Leslie Street Spit and other parks, and the Bentway Touches on timely issues of redefinition and renewal of a multi-cultural city, fueled by market forces and demographic pressures Looks ahead to where Toronto, a locus for ... read more

When the Bubble Bursts

Hilliard MacBeth

A newly updated edition for the fast-changing real estate market in Canada! Over the last two decades Canadians have become convinced that real estate is the “safe haven” investment. This widely held belief and obsession with real estate led millions of Canadians to take on massive amounts of debt — tripling their collective financial burden — ensuring that Canada is one of the most indebted n... read more

A newly updated edition for the fast-changing real estate market in Canada! Over the last two decades Canadians have become convinced that real estate is the “safe haven” investment. This widely held belief and obsession with real estate led millions of Canadians to take on massive amounts of debt — tripling their collective financial burden — ensuring that Canada is one of the most indebted n... read more

Four Umbrellas

June Hutton, Tony Wanless

A writing couple searches for answers when Alzheimer's causes one of them to lose the place where stories come from — memory. At the age of fifty-three, Tony walks away from a life of journalism and into an unknown future. June is forty-eight, a writer and teacher, and over the following decade watches as her husband changes — in interests, goals, and behaviour — until Tony has a fall, ending ... read more

A writing couple searches for answers when Alzheimer's causes one of them to lose the place where stories come from — memory. At the age of fifty-three, Tony walks away from a life of journalism and into an unknown future. June is forty-eight, a writer and teacher, and over the following decade watches as her husband changes — in interests, goals, and behaviour — until Tony has a fall, ending ... read more

The Perfect Medicine

Brodie Ramin

Imagine a medicine that could make you live longer, healthier, happier, and stronger. What if that medicine was already right at your feet? Running is the miracle drug that can do all this and more — it is the perfect medicine.Throughout his career, Dr. Brodie Ramin has seen cases of diabetes, hypertension, and anxiety, which he has traced back to inactivity. Now more than ever, people are loo... read more

Imagine a medicine that could make you live longer, healthier, happier, and stronger. What if that medicine was already right at your feet? Running is the miracle drug that can do all this and more — it is the perfect medicine.Throughout his career, Dr. Brodie Ramin has seen cases of diabetes, hypertension, and anxiety, which he has traced back to inactivity. Now more than ever, people are loo... read more

True Patriots

Russell Fralich

FINALIST FOR THE 2021 CRIME WRITERS OF CANADA BEST CRIME FIRST NOVEL · FINALIST FOR THE 2021 RAKUTEN KOBO EMERGING WRITER PRIZEPolitical subterfuge, extremist separatist plots, and two strangers racing to stop it all.A country to kill for ...The career of Claire Marcoux, a young naval officer, threatens to come crashing down after she orders the ship under her command to return fire on a boat ... read more

FINALIST FOR THE 2021 CRIME WRITERS OF CANADA BEST CRIME FIRST NOVEL · FINALIST FOR THE 2021 RAKUTEN KOBO EMERGING WRITER PRIZEPolitical subterfuge, extremist separatist plots, and two strangers racing to stop it all.A country to kill for ...The career of Claire Marcoux, a young naval officer, threatens to come crashing down after she orders the ship under her command to return fire on a boat ... read more

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Adam Doyle
I found Dominic to be a terrific editor whose dedication to the integrity of my manuscript helped me to feel much more confident about seeking publication. The significant length of the work, clocking in at 175,000 words, was no small undertaking. Formatting files between my Mac and his PC also proved cumbersome. Our timetable of 6 months could have ended on time, but Dominic was determined to ...
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Adam Doyle, May 2022


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Patrick Sweeney, May 2022


Dan Stuart
Dominic was very good to work with. He provided solid feedback and guidance in a timely manner.

Dan Stuart, July 2021


David B
I've worked with Dominic on two separate projects. Both times I was amazed by his ability to combine thorough, line-level edits with high-level, strategic plot re-structuring suggestions. With the latter, he has almost a chess-master's ability to offer up to a writer various plot paths she or he might consider to help achieve their dramatic objectives. I was also impressed with Dominic's ...
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David B, February 2021


Richard Rucker
He performed extraordinarily well under pressure for which I was profoundly grateful. Minor changes to improve clarity or grammar were made without distracting me by leaving notes of the changes. Significant changes were explained with clarity and made excellent sense. I will be remembering him clearly as I write my next book. My only problems in communication with him were a result of my newne...
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Richard Rucker, October 2020

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