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Emily

Emily

Toronto, Canada

I've acquired and edited for Big 5 publishers for 15 years. Specializing in romance, thrillers, historical, women's fiction and more!


Work experience:

  • Harlequin/HarperCollins
  • Self-Employed

Services: Editing editing Developmental Editing developmental-editing Copy Editing copy-editing Editorial Assessment editorial-assessment Query Letter Review query-letter-review

Genres: Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Historical Fiction, LGBTQ Fiction, Thriller & Suspense, Women's Fiction, Romance, Humor & Comedy, Coming of Age

Natalie

Natalie

Ottawa, ON, Canada

I'm an editor, writer and post-secondary educator keen to work with authors of narrative works. | Novelist with HarperCollins Canada


Work experience:

  • Algonquin College
  • Dappled Things Magazine
  • Northern Initiative for Social Action (NISA)
  • Booming Ground, UBC Creative Writing
  • University of British Columbia

Services: Editing editing Developmental Editing developmental-editing Copy Editing copy-editing Editorial Assessment editorial-assessment Proofreading proofreading Query Letter Review query-letter-review

Genres: Literary Fiction, Fiction, Historical Fiction

Anna

Anna

Toronto, ON, Canada

I am a passionate, detail-oriented editor, specializing in speculative fiction, commercial genres and children's fiction and nonfiction.


Work experience:

  • Kids Can Press
  • Kobo
  • Penguin Random House
  • The Rights Factory
  • Augur Magazine / Tales & Feathers

Services: Editing editing Developmental Editing developmental-editing Copy Editing copy-editing Editorial Assessment editorial-assessment Proofreading proofreading Query Letter Review query-letter-review

Genres: Children’s Non-Fiction, Non-Fiction, Picture Books, Children's, Fiction, Short Story, Fantasy, Science Fiction

Michael

Michael

Hamilton, ON, Canada

Does your writing need fixing? Fiction, nonfiction, poetry--I can doctor the lot. 40 years of editorial healing under my belt.


Work experience:

  • Self-Employed

Services: Editing editing Developmental Editing developmental-editing Copy Editing copy-editing Editorial Assessment editorial-assessment Proofreading proofreading Query Letter Review query-letter-review

Genres: Cultural & Ethnic, Fiction, Contemporary Fiction, Magical Realism, Literary Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, History, Humanities & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Political Science & Current Affairs

Mitchell

Mitchell

Toronto, ON, Canada

Editor specializing in non-fiction, fiction, and academic writing with seven years of experience in trade and academic publishing.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Ryerson University
  • York University

Services: Editing editing Developmental Editing developmental-editing Copy Editing copy-editing Editorial Assessment editorial-assessment Proofreading proofreading

Genres: Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Humor & Comedy, Literary Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Short Story, Humanities & Social Sciences, Education & Reference

Dan

Dan

Toronto, Canada

I help authors develop engaging, polished writing, including science fiction, fantasy, literary fiction, and mystery.


Work experience:

  • Insomniac Press
  • Dan Varrette, Editorial Services

Services: Editing editing Developmental Editing developmental-editing Copy Editing copy-editing Editorial Assessment editorial-assessment Proofreading proofreading Query Letter Review query-letter-review

Genres: Literary Fiction, Fiction, Short Story, Mystery & Crime, Anthologies, Urban Fantasy, Fantasy, Time Travel, Science Fiction, Dystopian

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:

  • The Write Touch
  • Harlequin Books

Services: Editing editing Developmental Editing developmental-editing Copy Editing copy-editing Editorial Assessment editorial-assessment

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

Candida

Candida

Halifax, NS, Canada

A social justice–oriented non-fiction editor who loves helping authors express themselves with strength, passion, and clarity.


Work experience:

  • Fernwood Publishing
  • Candida Hadley, Academic and Nonfiction Editor

Services: Editing editing Developmental Editing developmental-editing Copy Editing copy-editing Editorial Assessment editorial-assessment Proofreading proofreading Query Letter Review query-letter-review

Genres: Sociology, Humanities & Social Sciences, Non-Fiction, Political Science & Current Affairs, History, LGBTQ Non-Fiction, Education & Reference, Middle Eastern & Islamic Studies, Biographies & Memoirs

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Looking to take your manuscript to the next level? Whatever your story is, our developmental editors can turn it into a bestseller. That’s the power of developmental editing: a kind of edit that looks at the “big-picture” of your story. This might include complications with your story’s characterization, pacing, and structure. A developmental editor can help diagnose and fix such underlying problems, developing your story into the best version of itself that it can be.


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