Sherry Leclerc

Sherry Leclerc - Editor

Sydney, NS, Canada

Experienced editor, educator, and independent author with a B.A. in English Language and Literature and a B.Ed. offering editorial services.

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Overview

I am an experienced editor, teacher, and independent author with a B.A. in English and French Language and Literature and a B.Ed. I am currently Enrolled in a Graduate Certificate in Creative Writing Program.

I am a Fictionary certified StoryCoach editor and a Writer’s Digest certified copy editor. I am a member of Editors Canada, Editors Atlantic, the Canadian Authors Association, and the Alliance of Independent Authors. My specialties include book and project coaching, story (developmental) editing, copy editing, and proofreading fiction and narrative non-fiction. I enjoy working with independent authors and authors whose first language is not English, as well as editing English translations of works originally written in another language. I am fluent in French and offer comparative editing for French to English texts. I also edit blog articles, non-fiction works in the field of education, and undergraduate and graduate level papers and articles.


Languages
English (CAN)
English (UK)
English (US)
Fiction
Action & Adventure
Fantasy
LGBTQ Fiction
Magical Realism
Mystery & Crime
Romance
Science Fiction
Non-Fiction
Education & Reference

Certifications

  • Copy Editing
  • Story/Developmental Editing

Work experience

Freelance/Contract Editor

The Urban Writers
April, 2022 – Present (3 months)

Copy editing and proofreading nonfiction works for clients of The Urban Writers Ghostwriting Services. Working as part of a team with the client and the writer to produce high-quality ebooks within a strict deadline.

Freelance StoryCoach Editor (by contract)

Fictionary
February, 2022 – Present (5 months)

Providing story editing (developmental/structural editing) to Fictionary clients using the Fictionary StoryCoach tool for story editing. As a freelance editor, I provide this service on a contract basis to clients referred to me through Fictionary.

Content Creator (Blog articles on writing and editing)

Fictionary
October, 2021 – Present (9 months)

Writing articles on various aspects of writing and editing for the Fictionary blog page.

Owner / Independent Publisher

Self-employed
June, 2017 – Present (about 5 years)

As an independent publisher and author, I have self-published two fantasy novels (with 2 editions of the first) and story edited, copyedited, and independently published a romance novella. The second installment in the romance series is currently in the editing stage. I have also copy edited non-fiction work in the field of education. This was undertaken and completed while also working as a teacher.

Language Teacher, English and French

Various School Boards; Various Schools
September, 2000 – Present (almost 22 years)

Teaching French and English language arts to students of various ages. This includes teaching language and writing, evaluating skills, and providing descriptive feedback.

Portfolio (5 selected works)

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