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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
  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading 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

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 Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading Query Letter Review Book Coaching

Genres: Literary Fiction, Fiction, Historical 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 Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading 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

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

Jenn

Jenn

Vancouver, BC, Canada

*NOTE: Limited space available for 2024. Editor (dev, line, copy), proofreader, and mentor with special affection for romance authors.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Contemporary Romance, Romance, Fiction, Paranormal Romance, Romantic Comedy, Romantic Suspense, Urban Fantasy, Fantasy, Chick Lit, Women's Fiction, Young Adult Fantasy, Young Adult

Anna

Anna

Toronto, ON, Canada

Senior editor with in-house experience + translator || Speculative fiction, commercial genres + kidlit and nonfiction || PRH, Kids Can Press


Work experience:

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

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading Query Letter Review

Genres: Children’s Non-Fiction, Non-Fiction, Picture Books, Children's, Fiction, Short Story, Science Fiction, History, Humanities & Social Sciences, Entertainment, Technology, Epic Fantasy, Fantasy

Janet

Janet

Vancouver, BC, Canada

Storytelling is my passion. A longtime editor and award-winning writer, I help authors connect, compel and entertain. (Authors 18+ only.)


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Published by Cedar Mill Press, an imprint of HarperCollins Focus

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits, Travel, Short Story, Action & Adventure, Thriller & Suspense, Design

Lara

Lara

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Hands-on, collaborative editor with nearly twenty years of experience (most at PRHC) with historical, women's, mystery fiction and more.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Penguin Canada (Penguin Random House Canada)
  • McClelland & Stewart (Penguin Random House Canada)
  • Doubleday Canada (Penguin Random House Canada)

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Mystery & Crime, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Women's Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Young Adult, Psychological Thriller, Thriller & Suspense, Contemporary Fiction

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