Kayla Ramoutar

Kayla Ramoutar – Editor

English Lit graduate with a post-grad degree in Publishing. There's no greater adrenaline rush than copyediting.

Overview

I have a Bachelor of Arts Honours degree in English Literature, and a post-graduate degree in Publishing. My experience is comprehensive, learning on the job when I interned at Cormorant Books Inc in Toronto, Ontario. There I was fortunate enough to be able to proofread a young adult novel that went on to win the Governor General's Award for children's literature in 2017, as well as the Kirkus Prize in the young adult literature category the same year.

I have copy edited and proofread middle grade novels, young adult novels, adult fiction, and non-fiction. Two fantasy books I've edited (YA Fantasy and Adult Fantasy) have won Firebird awards.

Services offered are Copy Editing, Proofreading, and Editorial Assessment. Line edits and overall narrative edits and comments are my forte. To hear from one of my authors about how my work helped her story come to life, and to get a taste of how I edit, click here: https://blog.reedsy.com/stories/angela-van-liempt/
Services
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Fiction
Contemporary Fiction Dystopian Middle Grade Fantasy Post-Apocalyptic Young Adult Fantasy
Languages
English (CAN) English (UK) English (US)
Certifications
  • Centennial College Publishing: Book, Magazine, and Online

Work experience

Self-employed

Jun, 2017 — Present

Portfolio

The Marrow Thieves

Cherie Dimaline

Just when you think you have nothing left to lose, they come for your dreams.Humanity has nearly destroyed its world through global warming, but now an even greater evil lurks. The indigenous people of North America are being hunted and harvested for their bon... read more
Tangled Planet

Blair, Kate

Secrets From Myself

Hart, Christine

The Black Peacock

Manley, Rachel

Stricken

Martin, C.K. Kelly

Kayla has 28 reviews

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Olivia C.

Olivia C.

Mar, 2024

Working with Kayla was such a joy! She was so helpful in terms of everything from helping me understand what my manuscript needed on a big-picture level down to the nitty gritty of identifying all my bad writing habits. Her blend of tough love and boundless encouragement is the best there is!
Makayla A.

Makayla A.

Mar, 2024

It was a pleasure working with Kayla! I will definitely be contacting her for my next book.
Alessandro A.

Alessandro A.

Dec, 2023

Second time I work with Kayla and this, I believe, says it all. She helped improved my manuscript and she's been perfectly on time with everything she promised. The thing I appreciated the most: she read my work as any reader would do and she has been blunt in her feedback which is the most important thing I look for in an editor. Will I ask Kayla to work again with me on my next project? I wi...
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Kaylea P.

Kaylea P.

Nov, 2023

Kayla was very professional and helped me catch things in my writing that I had overlooked. I appreciated how thorough she was, and would highly recommend her services!
Angela V.

Angela V.

Sep, 2023

I've worked with Kayla on the first two novels in my series, and her openness, honesty and encouragement has pushed me to elevate my writing, creating the best version of my stories possible. I'm looking forward to working with her again in 2024 for book 3!

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