Kristy Lynn

Kristy Lynn - Editor

Toronto, ON, Canada

Editor of social and political issues with experience at university presses and academic publishers.

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Overview

Hey, I specialize in academic/scholarly books and journals in the humanities and social sciences, as well as other non-fiction publications.

I have been working as an editorial freelancer since 2008. My body of work consists of scholarly and non-fiction publications, including journal articles, full-length books and theses.

I previously worked in-house at the University of Toronto Press where I gained a thorough understanding of scholarly publishing and the book and journal publishing process. I have also worked on shorter content for various journals including Physiotherapy Canada, the Journal of Veterinary Medical Education, Canadian Review of American Studies, and University of Toronto Quarterly, as well as daily blog posts.

Outside of my professional work, I spend my time cooking and baking (gluten-free), drinking tea, walking and hiking in parks around Ontario, reading (all genres, but especially Horror and Fantasy), staying organized with my minimalistic bullet journal, practising yoga, colouring, and learning about as many different things as I can!
Languages
English (CAN)
English (UK)
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Art
Education & Reference
Humanities & Social Sciences
Political Science & Current Affairs

Work experience

Editor

Self-employed
June, 2015 – Present (over 4 years)

• Provides copy editing, proofreading, and indexing services to publishers and independent authors.
• Proficient in using and applying various styles, including Chicago, APA, and MLA. Also proficient in following publishers’ in-house style guides and creating style sheets for individual projects.
• Uses Track Changes in Microsoft Word for editing; uses Adobe Acrobat DC for on-screen proofreading of PDF files; uses Cindex software to create indexes and Microsoft Word to edit indexes.
• Communicates with in-house publishing staff to clarify project details.
• Communicates with authors regarding any queries and gaps in information; makes changes to manuscripts based on author responses.
• Works on a continuing basis for the University of Toronto Press, Journals division, to copy edit and proofread journal articles.
• Works with UBC (University of British Columbia) Press, Canadian Scholars' Press, and Emond Publishing to proofread scholarly books.

Academic/Non-Fiction Editor

The Editing Company
November, 2016 – February, 2017 (3 months)

• Copy edited and line edited various academic/scholarly materials, including books and PhD dissertations.
• Contributed to Editing Company blog posts.

XML-Workflow Coordinator

The University of Toronto Press, P-Shift
January, 2014 – November, 2016 (almost 3 years)

• Copy edited Physiotherapy Canada journal articles using Track Changes in Word.
• Handled project intake for XML Workflow Group:
– Reviewed manuscripts from internal clients (UTP Scholarly Publishing, Higher Education, and Journals) and external clients (UBC Press, University Press of Colorado, Brush Education, Georgetown University Press, and others) for initial processing—completed before copy editing—and final processing—completed before typesetting; compared manuscript materials (FM, text, and BM) to table of contents to ensure all content is included and matches TOC; cleaned up Word files to prepare for processing; reviewed post-compositional XML files, image files, and PDFs for ePUB production; edited image files for use in ePUB with Adobe Photoshop; communicated with managing editors regarding questions about and issues with files; assigned projects to P-Shift staff; used Smartsheet Web application to keep track of ongoing/finished projects and to monitor due dates.
• Managed production for client books:
– Collected all necessary materials from clients and delivered them to typesetters; communicateed with clients and typesetting vendor to verify instructions and project progress; transfered PDF proof pages from typesetters to clients and proof corrections from clients to typesetters via FTP server or other cloud-based services; monitored due dates; handled any issues that come up during typesetting.
• EPUB production:
– Used oXygen XML editor to transform post-composition XML into ePUB-friendly xHTML and to edit code; used Sigil to compile and edit e-books; completed Quality Assurance tests using a variety of e-readers; experienced with reading and writing HTML and CSS code.
• Prepared monthly file preparation billing report.

Portfolio (21 selected works)

Abortion: History, Politics, and Reproductive Justice after Morgentaler

When Henry Morgentaler, Canada’s best-known abortion rights advocate, died in 2013, activists and scholars began to reassess the state of abortion in the country. In this volume, some of Canada’s foremost researchers challenge current thinking about abortion by revealing the discrepancy between what Canadians believe the law to be after the 1988 Morgentaler decision and what people are experie... read more

When Henry Morgentaler, Canada’s best-known abortion rights advocate, died in 2013, activists and scholars began to reassess the state of abortion in the country. In this volume, some of Canada’s foremost researchers challenge current thinking about abortion by revealing the discrepancy between what Canadians believe the law to be after the 1988 Morgentaler decision and what people are experie... read more

Health Advocacy, Inc.: How Pharmaceutical Funding Changed the Breast Cancer Movement

Sharon Batt

Health activist, scholar, award-winning journalist, and cancer survivor Sharon Batt investigates the relationship between patient advocacy groups and the pharmaceutical industry as well as the contentious role of pharma funding. Over the past several decades, a gradual reduction in state funding has pressured patient groups into forming private-sector partnerships. This analysis of Canada’s br... read more

Health activist, scholar, award-winning journalist, and cancer survivor Sharon Batt investigates the relationship between patient advocacy groups and the pharmaceutical industry as well as the contentious role of pharma funding. Over the past several decades, a gradual reduction in state funding has pressured patient groups into forming private-sector partnerships. This analysis of Canada’s br... read more

Breaching the Peace: The Site C Dam and a Valley's Stand against Big Hydro

Sarah Katharine Cox

Breaching the Peace tells the story of the ordinary citizens who stood up to the most expensive megaproject in BC history and the government-sanctioned bullying that propelled it forward. Starting in 2013, journalist Sarah Cox travelled to the Peace River Valley to talk to locals about the Site C dam and BC Hydro's claim that the clean energy project was urgently needed. She discovered farmers... read more

Breaching the Peace tells the story of the ordinary citizens who stood up to the most expensive megaproject in BC history and the government-sanctioned bullying that propelled it forward. Starting in 2013, journalist Sarah Cox travelled to the Peace River Valley to talk to locals about the Site C dam and BC Hydro's claim that the clean energy project was urgently needed. She discovered farmers... read more

Going Public: The Art of Participatory Practice (Shared: Oral and Public History)

Elizabeth Miller, Edward Little, Steven High

Going Public responds to the urgent need to expand current thinking on what it means to co-create and to actively involve the public in research activities. Drawing on conversations with over thirty practitioners across multiple cultures and disciplines, this book examines the ways in which oral historians, media producers, and theatre artists use art, stories, and participatory practices to e... read more

Going Public responds to the urgent need to expand current thinking on what it means to co-create and to actively involve the public in research activities. Drawing on conversations with over thirty practitioners across multiple cultures and disciplines, this book examines the ways in which oral historians, media producers, and theatre artists use art, stories, and participatory practices to e... read more

Yungang: Art, History, Archaeology, Liturgy

Joy Lidu Yi

The first-ever comprehensive analysis of its kind in any western language, this unique volume provides a social art history of Yungang: a 5th-century rock-cut court cave complex, UNESCO World Heritage site, and one of the greatest Buddhist monuments of all time. Yungang asks why, when, and under what circumstances this impressive cave sanctuary was made, and who played significant roles at var... read more

The first-ever comprehensive analysis of its kind in any western language, this unique volume provides a social art history of Yungang: a 5th-century rock-cut court cave complex, UNESCO World Heritage site, and one of the greatest Buddhist monuments of all time. Yungang asks why, when, and under what circumstances this impressive cave sanctuary was made, and who played significant roles at var... read more

Hunting the Northern Character

Tony Penikett

Canadian politicians, like many of their circumpolar counterparts, brag about their country’s “Arctic identity” or “northern character,” but what do they mean, exactly? Stereotypes abound, from Dudley Do-Right to Northern Exposure, but these southern perspectives fail to capture northern realities. During decades of service as a legislator, mediator, and negotiator, Tony Penikett witnessed a n... read more

Canadian politicians, like many of their circumpolar counterparts, brag about their country’s “Arctic identity” or “northern character,” but what do they mean, exactly? Stereotypes abound, from Dudley Do-Right to Northern Exposure, but these southern perspectives fail to capture northern realities. During decades of service as a legislator, mediator, and negotiator, Tony Penikett witnessed a n... read more

Otter’s Journey through Indigenous Language and Law

Lindsay Keegitah Borrows

Storytelling has the capacity to address feelings and demonstrate themes – to illuminate beyond argument and theoretical exposition. In Otter’s Journey, Borrows makes use of the Anishinaabe tradition of storytelling to explore how the work in Indigenous language revitalization can inform the emerging field of Indigenous legal revitalization. She follows Otter, a dodem (clan) relation from the ... read more

Storytelling has the capacity to address feelings and demonstrate themes – to illuminate beyond argument and theoretical exposition. In Otter’s Journey, Borrows makes use of the Anishinaabe tradition of storytelling to explore how the work in Indigenous language revitalization can inform the emerging field of Indigenous legal revitalization. She follows Otter, a dodem (clan) relation from the ... read more

A Family Matter: Citizenship, Conjugal Relationships, and Canadian Immigration Policy

Megan Gaucher

What is family? Citing national security and societal welfare, the Harper government adopted a strict definition of family to limit access to citizenship for certain immigrants. Megan Gaucher analyzes the government's assessment of sexual-minority refugee claimants' relationship history, common-law and married spousal sponsorship applications, and marriage fraud, concluding that this narrative... read more

What is family? Citing national security and societal welfare, the Harper government adopted a strict definition of family to limit access to citizenship for certain immigrants. Megan Gaucher analyzes the government's assessment of sexual-minority refugee claimants' relationship history, common-law and married spousal sponsorship applications, and marriage fraud, concluding that this narrative... read more

Contemporary BRICS Journalism: Non-Western Media in Transition (Internationalizing Media Studies)

Contemporary BRICS Journalism: Non-Western Media in Transition is the first comparative study of professional journalists working in BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa). The book presents a range of insider perspectives, offering a valuable insight into the nature of journalism in these influential economies. Contributors to this volume have conducted in-depth inte... read more

Contemporary BRICS Journalism: Non-Western Media in Transition is the first comparative study of professional journalists working in BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa). The book presents a range of insider perspectives, offering a valuable insight into the nature of journalism in these influential economies. Contributors to this volume have conducted in-depth inte... read more

Fundamentals of the Psychiatric Mental Health Status Examination: A Workbook for Beginning Mental Health Professionals

Cheryl Webster Pollard

This practical and highly accessible workbook allows students and practitioners-in-training to gain the skills and knowledge needed in order to conduct a comprehensive psychiatric mental status examination. This rich selection of pedagogical content, which includes case studies, activities, chapter glossaries, and study questions, reinforces the terms and concepts that are related to key asses... read more

This practical and highly accessible workbook allows students and practitioners-in-training to gain the skills and knowledge needed in order to conduct a comprehensive psychiatric mental status examination. This rich selection of pedagogical content, which includes case studies, activities, chapter glossaries, and study questions, reinforces the terms and concepts that are related to key asses... read more

ISSUES IN CANADIAN GOVERNANCE

Amanda Clarke Jonathan Craft

Issues in Canadian Governance demonstrates how the key principles and institutions of governance affect Canadians by revealing how they work in the real world. This text uses an applied case study format to breathe life into the debates that shape Canadian public policy. These timely cases bring valuable context to the various issues explored in the text and allow the text to be leveraged in a... read more

Issues in Canadian Governance demonstrates how the key principles and institutions of governance affect Canadians by revealing how they work in the real world. This text uses an applied case study format to breathe life into the debates that shape Canadian public policy. These timely cases bring valuable context to the various issues explored in the text and allow the text to be leveraged in a... read more

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