Jaclyn Arndt

Jaclyn Arndt – Editor

Together we'll make your fiction, dissertation, or memoir sing! Line and copy editor of 10+ years. **CURRENTLY BOOKING SEP 2024 ONWARD**



"Jaclyn possesses a suspiciously marvelous intuition when it comes to the written word. Her notes on my writing ventured far beyond linguistic mechanics, and her insight and attention to detail was invaluable to my piece. Jaclyn is a joy to work with, and I recommend her to any human or humanoid." —Niall Howell, fiction author


You've finished your manuscript and now need to polish up each and every sentence. I'll deep read your writing and help you fine-tune flow, style, and clarity while ensuring grammar and syntax is in tiptop shape. In short: I'll be the most attentive reader you've ever had! Whether you're preparing to submit your PhD dissertation or send your novel out into the world, my line and copy editing services help put the final shine on your manuscript—the kind that makes it rise to the top.

For fiction authors, I provide "continuity" services—especially useful for science fiction, fantasy, and historical—to find and mend any holes in your world-building and timelines. For academics, I ensure your intended meaning is coming through and is comprehensible even to nonspecialists (the mark of great research!).

I also offer basic proofreading, when you just need those i's dotted and t's crossed.


I'm a freelance editor with 10+ years experience based in Vancouver, Canada, on unceded Salish territories. In addition to fiction and creative non-fiction both short and long, I specialize in editing art publications and academic writing.

I have worked on the fiction and experimental works of Joe Butler, Maria Fusco, Sheila Heti, Niall Howell, Pope.L, and Stephanie Victoire, among others. Art publishers and institutions include Sternberg (Germany), Black Dog (UK), Haus der Kulturen der Welt (Germany), MoMA PS1 (US), Vancouver Art Gallery (Canada), and Whitechapel Gallery (UK).


“It was an absolute pleasure working with Jaclyn on my collection of short stories… She delivers the kind of experience that you hope working with an editor might be. I always look forward to receiving her edits. She brings a level of enthusiasm, insight, attention to detail, and understanding of narrative flow/pacing that really helps elevate a project. Thanks to Jaclyn’s excellent work I have had multiple submissions accepted by publications over the last twelve months.” —Joe Butler, fiction author

“I really love working with Jaclyn—I didn’t realize the difference working with a real editor would make on all my output… Her work on my artist books has been indispensable, as she’s been able to immediately get the particularities of experimental writing projects and understand my goals for the project in balance with the needs of each particular text. And she always makes me laugh.” —Liz Knox, artist

"Jaclyn has provided her invaluable copyediting expertise on a number of my academic projects, including chapters of my PhD thesis, book reviews, … and symposium papers. In her capacity as a copyeditor, Jaclyn’s work continues to be of the highest quality, exceptionally detailed, and prompt." —Lesley Thornton-Cronin, academic

Architecture Art Biographies & Memoirs
Fantasy Historical Fiction Literary Fiction Science Fiction Women's Fiction
English (CAN) English (UK) English (US)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Art History and English Literature
  • Master of Research in Creative Practices

Work experience


Jan, 2010 — Present

For over a decade, I have provided freelance editing services in proofreading, copy editing, line editing, and developmental editing for both publishers and authors directly. Editing is not just a service, it's a relationship! Not only do I offer editing expertise and professional guidance for your project, but I make sure our working relationship will be clear, easy, and enjoyable.


Copy Editing
Alanis Obomsawin: Lifework

Hill, Richard William

Copy Editing Proofreading
Developmental Editing Copy Editing
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Copy Editing Proofreading

Storihle, Sille

Copy Editing Proofreading
The Other World, It Whispers

Victoire, Stephanie

Copy Editing
Copy Editing Proofreading
Copy Editing Proofreading
Mr. Peanut Drawings

Vincent Trasov

Copy Editing Proofreading
Copy Editing Proofreading
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