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Jennifer Dinsmore

Jennifer Dinsmore - Editor

Ontario, Canada

I'm a dynamic & proven editor with over eight years of publishing experience. Ready to get past that tricky second draft? I'm your gal!

Overview

Reading and writing have been my lifelong passions, and I spent my childhood devouring, creating, and acting out stories. After earning an HBA in English Language & Literature from Trent University, it was a natural transition into the world of publishing. I got my feet wet as an editorial assistant for an academic publisher, and later pursued a certificate in Creative Book Publishing from Humber College. Since then, I have gone on to work for both trade and educational publishers and have a well-rounded knowledge of all aspects of the business.

In the summer of 2015, wishing to lead a more creative life and truly share my love of the written word, I embarked on a freelance writing and editing career. I offer a comprehensive range of services designed to help authors realize their creative goals, including: copy editing, proofreading, manuscript evaluations, and writing cover and promotional copy.

Throughout my career I have developed a reputation as a reliable and self-directed individual with a sharp eye for detail, and enjoy many long-standing relationships with presses and independent authors alike. Due to my well-developed skills of organization and time management, all projects I take on are completed on time and to a high standard.

So, if you are ready to get past that tricky second draft, start a blog and grow a business, or have decided to self publish and are looking for a little extra help . . . I'm your gal!

Services
Languages
English (CAN) English (UK) English (US)
Fiction
Anthologies Historical Fiction LGBTQ Literature Plays & Screenplays Short Story Women's Fiction Young Adult & Teen
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Education & Reference

Work experience

Customer Experience Representative

Indigo

August, 2015 – Present (over 1 year)

• Create positive relationships with customers by recommending books, solving issues, and providing effective customer service
• Complete Cashier-on-Duty responsibilities such as counting tills, filing daily paperwork, training new hires, and solving customer issues
• Act as host for periodic events such as author signings, craft days, and school promotions
• Increase store profit by up-selling products and promoting store rewards card

Freelance Writer and Editor

Jenifer Dinsmore Editorial

July, 2015 – Present (over 1 year)

• Provide a comprehensive range of freelance writing and editorial services

Advisory Panel Member

Open Book Foundation

September, 2014 – September, 2014 (29 days)

• Brainstorm new initiatives for social media and web campaigns, as well as ideas for fundraisers and events

Publicist

Pembroke Publishers

August, 2011 – June, 2015 (almost 4 years)

• Conducted final proofread of upcoming titles and promotional materials
• Wrote copy for monthly e-newsletter and promotional e-blasts
• Developed and strengthened relationships with pertinent media outlets by distributing press releases and securing authors interviews
• Promoted company products through effective and creative for online and direct mail campaigns

Legislation Editor

LexisNexis Canada

May, 2010 – July, 2011 (about 1 year)

• Coded legal documents for online publication in company database and proofed colleague's work to ensure proper coding was maintained
• Oversaw the timely and accurate uploading of resources by liaising with production department
• Managed records for internal use and performed quality control checks of online database

Editorial and Production Intern

Playwrights Canada Press

September, 2009 – October, 2009 (about 2 months)

• Proofed company titles and assisted with substantive edit of new manuscripts
• Wrote promotional, back cover, and catalogue copy
• Designed print advertisements and aided with the formatting and design of spring catalogue

Editorial Assistant

Cengage Learning

May, 2007 – April, 2009 (almost 2 years)

• Developed, formatted, and transmitted all ancillaries for core texts
• Coordinated with Developmental Editor in all stages of editorial process, through acquisition to transmittal to production department
• Conducted market research into global Engineering programs for Acquisitions Editor and assisted with creation of P&L statements for new projects
• Provided regular support to Marketing and Sales departments and completed various administrative duties as required

Portfolio (10 selected works)

Theatres of Affect: New Essays on Canadian Theatre, Vol 4

Contributors assess the deployments of various emotional registers in theatrical performance and explore how and where the "affective turn" in contemporary humanities scholarship affects theatre studies in Canada.What is it to think feeling, to put the affective dimensions of theatrical experience and its production centre stage? As theatre people, we are well equipped for the challenges of th... read more

Contributors assess the deployments of various emotional registers in theatrical performance and explore how and where the "affective turn" in contemporary humanities scholarship affects theatre studies in Canada.What is it to think feeling, to put the affective dimensions of theatrical experience and its production centre stage? As theatre people, we are well equipped for the challenges of th... read more

Daniel MacIvor: New Essays on Canadian Theatre, Vol. 5

This collection of essays aims to contextualize and analyze the work of Daniel MacIvor. Seasoned academics and emerging scholars dissect wide-ranging subjects from MacIvor's repertoire: a study of dance within his plays, the branding of his solo shows, the breakdown of memory in his AIDS play, the troubled formation of identity in his female characters, and more.

This collection of essays aims to contextualize and analyze the work of Daniel MacIvor. Seasoned academics and emerging scholars dissect wide-ranging subjects from MacIvor's repertoire: a study of dance within his plays, the branding of his solo shows, the breakdown of memory in his AIDS play, the troubled formation of identity in his female characters, and more.

Pure Gold

A wide variety of award-winning plays, ideal for scene study or just a good read. Includes excerpts from The December Man by Colleen Murphy, Elizabeth Rex by Timothy Findley, Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet) by Ann-Marie MacDonald, Mary's Wedding by Stephen Massicotte, and The Real McCoy by Andrew Moodie.

A wide variety of award-winning plays, ideal for scene study or just a good read. Includes excerpts from The December Man by Colleen Murphy, Elizabeth Rex by Timothy Findley, Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet) by Ann-Marie MacDonald, Mary's Wedding by Stephen Massicotte, and The Real McCoy by Andrew Moodie.

Flames of a Scarlet Thread

Gabriella Kershner

Beneath the hot Texas sun, one girl is buried under the electrifying force of the occult. From a young age, Isadora Hart has been deeply involved in the world of the Curandero. She lights candles, chants spells, and mixes tonics like the soothsayers of old — just as her father taught. If she once longed to escape from this dark and fantastical world, years of physical and emotional abuse have ... read more

Beneath the hot Texas sun, one girl is buried under the electrifying force of the occult. From a young age, Isadora Hart has been deeply involved in the world of the Curandero. She lights candles, chants spells, and mixes tonics like the soothsayers of old — just as her father taught. If she once longed to escape from this dark and fantastical world, years of physical and emotional abuse have ... read more

Day of Rain: Rise Of The False Prophet

C.A. Hartway

Dr. Malecki Sadeq guards a horrifying secret . . . Beneath the centuries-old cathedral on the St. James campus lies an evil bound for over five hundred years. Known by many names, Helel’s followers await their chance to reclaim Heaven and bring eternal damnation. A biblical archaeologist and professor at the university, Dr. Malecki Sadeq is charged with the task of fending off the assault. Yet... read more

Dr. Malecki Sadeq guards a horrifying secret . . . Beneath the centuries-old cathedral on the St. James campus lies an evil bound for over five hundred years. Known by many names, Helel’s followers await their chance to reclaim Heaven and bring eternal damnation. A biblical archaeologist and professor at the university, Dr. Malecki Sadeq is charged with the task of fending off the assault. Yet... read more

Pyaasa & Letters to My Grandma

Anusree Roy

A moving and heartfelt play, Pyaasa illustrates with subtlety and nuanced truth the inequalities and injustices that persist through the Indian caste system. Letters to My Grandma weaves together the remarkable stories of two women, inextricably linking their histories and delving into how the hatred bred between Hindus and Muslims in the Old World consumes families in Canada today.

A moving and heartfelt play, Pyaasa illustrates with subtlety and nuanced truth the inequalities and injustices that persist through the Indian caste system. Letters to My Grandma weaves together the remarkable stories of two women, inextricably linking their histories and delving into how the hatred bred between Hindus and Muslims in the Old World consumes families in Canada today.

Performing Indigeneity: New Essays on Canadian Theatre

The series New Essays on Canadian Theatre consists entirely of newly commissioned essays, and the volumes themselves are designed to fill gaps in the critical record, taking new approaches, often from minoritized and under-represented perspectives, and always introducing topics that have never before received book-length coverage. Volume editors and their contributors are scholars, artists, an... read more

The series New Essays on Canadian Theatre consists entirely of newly commissioned essays, and the volumes themselves are designed to fill gaps in the critical record, taking new approaches, often from minoritized and under-represented perspectives, and always introducing topics that have never before received book-length coverage. Volume editors and their contributors are scholars, artists, an... read more

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