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Lesley

Lesley

Montreal, QC, Canada

Diligent developmental and copy editor across fiction and non-fiction. Specialities include literary, coming of age and tech.


Work experience:

  • Montreal Review of Books
  • Manning Publications

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Coming of Age, Fiction, Contemporary Fiction, Short Story, Computers & Internet, Non-Fiction, Technology

Amanda

Amanda

Toronto, ON, Canada

I'm a previous Scholastic editor specializing in evaluating, editing, and proofreading children's books including MG, YA, and picture books.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Scholastic Canada
  • Harlequin
  • The Rights Factory Literary Agency

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Middle Grade, Children's, Fiction, Picture Books, Young Adult

Victoria

Victoria

Cambridge, Ontario, Canada

Award-winning editor, 14 years at Harlequin. Want all the feels? I specialize in contemporary romance: developmental and line edits.


Work experience:

  • Harlequin
  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Women's Fiction, Fiction, Action & Adventure, Post-Apocalyptic, Science Fiction, Romantic Comedy, Romance, Paranormal Romance, Historical Romance, Contemporary Romance, Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction

Mar

Mar

Toronto, ON, Canada

Professional editor, specializing in historical fiction, dystopia, sci-fi, and YA. Best-selling author, screenwriter, husky mom, adventurer.


Work experience:

  • N/A
  • TCDSB
  • Various

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Action & Adventure, Fiction, Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Dystopian, Science Fiction, Post-Apocalyptic, Thriller & Suspense, Space Opera, Young Adult

Dustin

Dustin

St. John's, NL, Canada

I'm a developmental editor with 10+ years of experience. I specialize in science fiction and fantasy, but I also love a good cozy mystery.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Epic Fantasy, Fantasy, Fiction, Science Fiction, Cozy Mysteries, Mystery & Crime, Historical Romance, Romance

Ceileigh

Ceileigh

Vancouver, BC, Canada

Freelance editor of contemporary fiction, fantasy, and some trade nonfiction, based in Vancouver.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Humber Publishing Services
  • Simon & Schuster Canada

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Fantasy, Fiction, History, Humanities & Social Sciences, Non-Fiction, Contemporary Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Thriller & Suspense

Marsha

Marsha

Toronto, ON, Canada

A former executive editor for Harlequin Books, offering more than thirty years of extensive editorial knowledge and expertise.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Harlequin Books

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Romance, Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Anthologies, Women's Fiction, Weddings, Short Story, Mystery & Crime, Parenting & Families, Thriller & Suspense

Brett

Brett

Peterborough, ON, Canada

Multi-award-winning horror/fantasy/science fiction editor with 26+ years experience at major publishers, small publishers, and freelancing.


Work experience:

  • Harcourt Canada
  • Scholastic Canada
  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Horror, Thriller & Suspense, Fiction, Action & Adventure, Contemporary Fiction, Cozy Mysteries, Mystery & Crime, Urban Fantasy, Fantasy, Dystopian, Science Fiction, Magical Realism, Literary Fiction

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