Jacqueline Snider

Jacqueline Snider - Editor

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Words are very powerful. Words give our stories a voice. Let me help you find the words to bring your kids, YA and self-help books to life.

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Overview

Books are a huge part of my life; I'm busy reading, reviewing, writing, editing and proofreading them through my established career helping publishers and writers bring their stories to the world every day.

I have 17 years of specialized experience editing and proofreading children's books, YA fantasy novels and self-help non-fiction, having worked in-house and freelance. I've worked with Dominique et compagnie and Editions du Phoenix among other publishers, and with many writers directly.

Here's what Nia Markos, author of The Crystal Series, has to say about my work.

“Jacqueline was an absolute pleasure to work with and the service she provides is first class. As a first time author I felt a lot of pressure to make sure that my manuscript was perfect. I consider myself extremely lucky to have found her. She is experienced, offers informative suggestions, and catches the slightest errors. I will definitely be using Jacqueline again.”

I have a BA specialization in Psychology from Concordia University and am a long-standing, voting member of Editors Canada.

My manuscript consulting services include reading your novel (or a portion of your work) to give you advice, I will read what you provide me with in its entirety and give you feedback about

- your protagonist and main character development
- which areas could be expanded, reduced or removed
- consistency
- flow
- where dialogue needs to be added
- where description needs to be added or removed

My editing services include correcting

- grammar
- usage
- spelling
- punctuation
- other mechanics of style
- internal consistency of mechanics and facts
- meaning, and clarify if necessary
- jargon, and eliminate if necessary
- language use, and polish if necessary

And if requested, I can also edit for

- Canadianizing
- Americanizing
- reading level

So why not contact me and see what my editing and proofreading services can do for you and your book.

Languages
English (CAN)
English (US)
Fiction
Children's - Middle Grade
Children's Picture Books
Fantasy
Paranormal Romance
Urban Fantasy
Young Adult & Teen
Non-Fiction
Health & wellbeing
New Age
Self-help & Self-improvement

Certifications

  • Voting member Editors Canada

Work experience

Editor and proofreader

PricewaterhouseCoopers
October, 2011 – January, 2015 (over 3 years)

I worked with the editorial team in the Document Processing Department editing and proofreading consolidated, non-consolidated, combined, separate, interim and standard financial statements; as well as audit plans, year-end reports, committee reports and proposals. I wrote, edited and translated for the marketing and communications department working on documents for the portal, email announcements and internal and external promotional text and posters.

Editor, proofreader and writer

Self-employed
February, 2001 – Present (almost 18 years)

For me, your book is your creative child and I will treat it with the respect, love and care it deserves.

I have a BA in Psychology and am interested in human nature, our personal journeys and how we can better ourselves. Human behaviour and the motivations behind it have always fascinated me.

I feel my psychology education has helped me understand and become the characters in the stories I edit. It helps me maintain the consistency of voice of each character, and comprehend their personal development throughout the novel. Readers can then identify with the characters because they're more believable and real, helping to create stories that engage and stimulate readers--what I believe is my job after all. And I love doing it.

Portfolio (13 selected works)

Toopy's Story (Toopy and Binoo)

Dominique Jolin, Carol Tremblay

What does an overly-tired Toopy do when the last page of a book is missing ? He invents a new ending, of course!

What does an overly-tired Toopy do when the last page of a book is missing ? He invents a new ending, of course!

Toopy Goes Bananas (Toopy and Binoo)

Dominique Jolin, Carol Tremblay

Snacking can be as simple as choosing between an apple and a banana. However, with Toopy, nothing is ever simple.

Snacking can be as simple as choosing between an apple and a banana. However, with Toopy, nothing is ever simple.

Sneezing Toopy (Toopy and Binoo)

Dominique Jolin, Carol Tremblay

Poor Toopy. He is dizzy, he feels warm and he has a runny nose. Fortunately, Binoo is there to take care of him!

Poor Toopy. He is dizzy, he feels warm and he has a runny nose. Fortunately, Binoo is there to take care of him!

Funny Halloween (Toopy and Binoo)

Dominique Jolin

Toopy teaches Binoo about tricks and treats!

Toopy teaches Binoo about tricks and treats!

Robinson Toopy (Toopy and Binoo)

Dominique Jolin

Toopy and Binoo are stranded at sea.....with a chorus of unexpected characters!

Toopy and Binoo are stranded at sea.....with a chorus of unexpected characters!

Abracadabra (Toopy and Binoo)

Dominique Jolin

Breakfast turns into a magic show!

Breakfast turns into a magic show!

Super Toopy (Toopy and Binoo)

Dominique Jolin

Binoo's leg is caught in the monster's mouth. Do not fear! Super Toopy will save him!

Binoo's leg is caught in the monster's mouth. Do not fear! Super Toopy will save him!

Venture (The Crystal Series Book 2)

Nia Markos

Liam is injured, Aidan is missing and Alexa is alone. Continuing on her search for the Kaemorra, Alexa must push aside everything else and concentrate only on her mission. It becomes impossible to ignore what she must do, who to trust with her heart. Fearing her life was never her own, the ache she experiences over the absence of one of the brothers forces her to come to a realization . Perils... read more

Liam is injured, Aidan is missing and Alexa is alone. Continuing on her search for the Kaemorra, Alexa must push aside everything else and concentrate only on her mission. It becomes impossible to ignore what she must do, who to trust with her heart. Fearing her life was never her own, the ache she experiences over the absence of one of the brothers forces her to come to a realization . Perils... read more

Elements (The Crystal Series Book 1)

Nia Markos

Alexa is discovering that her whole life has been a lie. As her nineteenth birthday approaches, her true identity is revealed. The incredible world of witchcraft and Otherworlds come to light. Pulled into a prophecy centuries old, her existence takes a turn for the surreal. As well as having to save all worlds, the choice of who to love is presumably not hers.Unknowingly drawn into a union wit... read more

Alexa is discovering that her whole life has been a lie. As her nineteenth birthday approaches, her true identity is revealed. The incredible world of witchcraft and Otherworlds come to light. Pulled into a prophecy centuries old, her existence takes a turn for the surreal. As well as having to save all worlds, the choice of who to love is presumably not hers.Unknowingly drawn into a union wit... read more

Harmony (The Crystal Series Book 3)

Nia Markos

Aidan has lost his will to live. Held prisoner by Elsam for months, he waits to finally be free. Only death can end his suffering. With Alexa presumed dead, Liam is forced to face a harsh reality. He has betrayed the one woman he truly loved. As our heroes band together, the final stage is set. Will the prophecy be fulfilled or will they face destruction?"We need to talk." Aidan spoke, while m... read more

Aidan has lost his will to live. Held prisoner by Elsam for months, he waits to finally be free. Only death can end his suffering. With Alexa presumed dead, Liam is forced to face a harsh reality. He has betrayed the one woman he truly loved. As our heroes band together, the final stage is set. Will the prophecy be fulfilled or will they face destruction?"We need to talk." Aidan spoke, while m... read more

La Musica: Are You Playing Your Song?

Giovanni Gaudelli

Have you ever had the impression that you have little control over your life? As if things and situations are just happening spontaneously without you knowing how to handle them? So much so, that you’re never getting the results you are hoping for? If you recognize yourself in this situation, know that you have the power within to take hold of your life. La Musica – Are You Playing Your Song? ... read more

Have you ever had the impression that you have little control over your life? As if things and situations are just happening spontaneously without you knowing how to handle them? So much so, that you’re never getting the results you are hoping for? If you recognize yourself in this situation, know that you have the power within to take hold of your life. La Musica – Are You Playing Your Song? ... read more

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