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Gillian Scobie

Gillian Scobie - Editor

Perth Ontario in Canada

I'm an extremely wide-read editor who is passionate about working with writers to get their message across in all kinds of different genres.

Overview

I'm a meticulous editor with over 20 years of experience in all levels of editing, including substantive (shaping and structuring your writing), stylistic (making sure your writing does what you want it to do and goes where you want it to go--getting it to flow), copy editing (dealing with all the mechanics like commas and stuff), and proofreading. I've worked with many major publishers - Scholastic, Nelson, McGraw-Hill, Emond Montgomery, Pearson, Key Porter - as well as government departments. I also specialize in plain language for non-fiction.

Services
Languages
English (CAN)
Fiction
Adventure Classics Crime & Mystery Historical Fiction Literature Thriller
Non-Fiction
Arts & Architecture & Photography Biographies & Memoirs Business & Management Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits Economics History Medicine & Nursing & Dentistry Publishing Religion & Spirituality Social & Behavioral Sciences

Certifications

  • copy editing

Portfolio (5 selected works)

Liberal Education, Civic Education, and the Canadian Regime: Past Principles and Present Challenges

Shortly after Canadian confederation, Thomas D'Arcy McGee proclaimed that education was "an essential condition of our political independence" and that its role was to form citizens for the new regime. Comparing this idea of education for citizenship, or civic education, to the modern goals of education, Liberal Education, Civic Education, and the Canadian Regime explores the founders' princip... read more

Shortly after Canadian confederation, Thomas D'Arcy McGee proclaimed that education was "an essential condition of our political independence" and that its role was to form citizens for the new regime. Comparing this idea of education for citizenship, or civic education, to the modern goals of education, Liberal Education, Civic Education, and the Canadian Regime explores the founders' princip... read more

Ink Against the Devil: Luther and His Opponents

Harry Loewen

Sixteenth-century Reformation Europe was a tumultuous time during which many defining ideas of the modern era were formulated. The technological advancement augured by the Gutenberg press allowed the unprecedented circulation of ideas among a growing legion of literate Europeans. The writings of radical reformer Martin Luther were perhaps most influential of all. His opposition to the universa... read more

Sixteenth-century Reformation Europe was a tumultuous time during which many defining ideas of the modern era were formulated. The technological advancement augured by the Gutenberg press allowed the unprecedented circulation of ideas among a growing legion of literate Europeans. The writings of radical reformer Martin Luther were perhaps most influential of all. His opposition to the universa... read more

Roman Social Imaginaries: Language and Thought in the Context of Empire (Robson Classical Lectures)

Clifford Ando

In an expansion of his 2012 Robson Classical Lectures, Clifford Ando examines the connection between the nature of the Latin language and Roman thinking about law, society, and empire. Drawing on innovative work in cognitive linguistics and anthropology, Roman Social Imaginaries considers how metaphor, metonymy, analogy, and ideation helped create the structures of thought that shaped the Roma... read more

In an expansion of his 2012 Robson Classical Lectures, Clifford Ando examines the connection between the nature of the Latin language and Roman thinking about law, society, and empire. Drawing on innovative work in cognitive linguistics and anthropology, Roman Social Imaginaries considers how metaphor, metonymy, analogy, and ideation helped create the structures of thought that shaped the Roma... read more

Brave New Canada: Meeting the Challenge of a Changing World

Derek H. Burney, Fen Osler Hampson

Globalization and the shifting tectonic plates of the international system have led to an increasingly competitive world. If Canada hopes to gain advantage from the dramatic developments underway it will have to aggressively adapt its foreign and domestic policies and priorities under the clear direction of the federal government or accept being left behind.In Brave New Canada, Derek Burney an... read more

Globalization and the shifting tectonic plates of the international system have led to an increasingly competitive world. If Canada hopes to gain advantage from the dramatic developments underway it will have to aggressively adapt its foreign and domestic policies and priorities under the clear direction of the federal government or accept being left behind.In Brave New Canada, Derek Burney an... read more

Blue Thunder: The Truth About Conservatives from Macdonald to Harper

Bob Plamondon

An unparalleled portrait of the Conservative Party and each of its nineteen leaders, Blue Thunder rollicks through 141 years of Canadian Conservative leadership. A sprawling, page-turning exposé, Blue Thunder draws upon a wealth of public and private material that Plamondon has enriched with fresh insights. Make no mistake. Blue Thunder is no hagiography. This is a warts-and-all portrait that ... read more

An unparalleled portrait of the Conservative Party and each of its nineteen leaders, Blue Thunder rollicks through 141 years of Canadian Conservative leadership. A sprawling, page-turning exposé, Blue Thunder draws upon a wealth of public and private material that Plamondon has enriched with fresh insights. Make no mistake. Blue Thunder is no hagiography. This is a warts-and-all portrait that ... read more

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