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Lindsay Humphreys

Lindsay Humphreys - Editor

Toronto, ON, Canada

A professional editor with specialized education and over 15 years of experience, 10 of which were spent in-house at a major book publisher.

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A lifelong lover of reading and books, I majored in English at university and later graduated with honours from Centennial College's exclusive post-grad Book & Magazine Publishing program (with a focus on editing). I went on to work in various editorial capacities at a major book publisher for ten years before branching out and working for myself as a freelancer. To keep my skills sharp and stay on top of industry changes, I regularly attend seminars for professional editors.

Throughout my career I've worked with countless authors on books in a multitude of subject areas and genres. Regardless if it's your first book or your tenth, I can help you make it the best it can be on every level, from the big picture to the smallest detail, depending on your editorial needs. I'm happy to consider almost any type of project and provide a quote.

Services
Languages
English (CAN) English (US)
Fiction
Literature
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Business & Management Education & Reference Health & wellbeing Parenting & Families Religion & Spirituality Self-help & Self-improvement Sex & Relationships Sports & outdoor recreation Travel

Work experience

Freelance Editor

Self-Employed

September, 2013 – Present (over 3 years)

My services include substantive editing, line editing, copy editing, proofreading, writing, author coaching, and consulting. My clients include individuals, publishers, companies, and businesses in Canada, the United States, and beyond.

Editorial (various)

John Wiley & Sons Canada, Ltd.

August, 2003 – May, 2013 (almost 10 years)

While I spent the majority of my time at Wiley in the role of Production Editor, prior to that I served first as an Editorial Assistant and then as an Editorial Project Coordinator. During my ten years in-house, I worked on hundreds of books (professional, trade, branded, custom, and academic titles in both print and electronic formats), a selection of which are featured among the titles in my portfolio below. On top of my own editing and proofing responsibilities, which varied by project, I was responsible for hiring freelancers and inspecting their work to ensure it met the highest editorial standards. Projects spanned a wide variety of non-fiction topics.

Portfolio (17 selected works)

Ubernomics: How To Create Economic Abundance and Rise above the Competition

Barbara Gray CFA

STEP INSIDE THE NEXT GENERATION OF ECONOMICS, BUSINESS STRATEGY, AND INVESTING In this radical business book, Barbara Gray makes it clear that all is not as it seems. Just when we think we know the rules of the road, we find we have hit the age of economic abundance—and surprises await. Gray navigates us through this journey with great insight and acuity, sharing stories and case studies about... read more

STEP INSIDE THE NEXT GENERATION OF ECONOMICS, BUSINESS STRATEGY, AND INVESTING In this radical business book, Barbara Gray makes it clear that all is not as it seems. Just when we think we know the rules of the road, we find we have hit the age of economic abundance—and surprises await. Gray navigates us through this journey with great insight and acuity, sharing stories and case studies about... read more

Victory Lap Retirement: Work While You Play, Play While You Work--The Joy of Financial Independence . . . at Any Age

Mike Drak, Jonathan Chevreau

The key to a happy retirement may be . . . not retiring.The rules of retirement have changed and there’s more at risk than ever. People are living longer and have to finance as many years in retirement as they had in their entire working career. So what will thirty or forty years, or more, in retirement look like for you?The old idea of full-stop retirement—going from 100 per cent work mode to... read more

The key to a happy retirement may be . . . not retiring.The rules of retirement have changed and there’s more at risk than ever. People are living longer and have to finance as many years in retirement as they had in their entire working career. So what will thirty or forty years, or more, in retirement look like for you?The old idea of full-stop retirement—going from 100 per cent work mode to... read more

The Miracle of Health: Simple Solutions, Extraordinary Results

Uche Odiatu, Kary Odiatu

"…The Miracle of Health is for everyone who wants to live better and longer."—Dr. John Ratey, MD, author of Spark, Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical SchoolEveryone has heard the "hows" and the "whys" when it comes to health and fitness, so why don't we all look and feel the way we truly desire? Good question! Our answer: Because knowledge alone does not inspire change... read more

"…The Miracle of Health is for everyone who wants to live better and longer."—Dr. John Ratey, MD, author of Spark, Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical SchoolEveryone has heard the "hows" and the "whys" when it comes to health and fitness, so why don't we all look and feel the way we truly desire? Good question! Our answer: Because knowledge alone does not inspire change... read more

The EQ Edge: Emotional Intelligence and Your Success

Steven J. Stein, Howard E. Book

REVISED AND UPDAT ED WITH NEW RESEARCH INTO EQ AND PERSONAL AND CAREER SUCCESS What is the formula for success at your job? As a spouse? A parent? A Little League baseball coach or behind the bench of a minor hockey team? What does it take to get ahead? To separate yourself from the competition? To lead a less stressful and happier existence? To be fulfilled in personal and professional pursui... read more

REVISED AND UPDAT ED WITH NEW RESEARCH INTO EQ AND PERSONAL AND CAREER SUCCESS What is the formula for success at your job? As a spouse? A parent? A Little League baseball coach or behind the bench of a minor hockey team? What does it take to get ahead? To separate yourself from the competition? To lead a less stressful and happier existence? To be fulfilled in personal and professional pursui... read more

Bayou of Pigs: The True Story of an Audacious Plot to Turn a Tropical Island into a Criminal Paradise

Stewart Bell

The story of how a criminal Shangri-La almost happenedIn 1981, a small but heavily armed force of misfits from the United States and Canada set off on an unlikely mission: to invade the impoverished Caribbean island of Dominica, overthrow its government in a coup d'etat, and install a new bought-off prime minister. For two years, the gangleaders recruited manpower, wooed investors, forged link... read more

The story of how a criminal Shangri-La almost happenedIn 1981, a small but heavily armed force of misfits from the United States and Canada set off on an unlikely mission: to invade the impoverished Caribbean island of Dominica, overthrow its government in a coup d'etat, and install a new bought-off prime minister. For two years, the gangleaders recruited manpower, wooed investors, forged link... read more

Meditating with Animals: How to Create More Conscious Connections with the Healers and Teachers Among Us

Pamela Robins

Our animals show us unconditional love in its purest form. They are our most loyal companions, constantly navigating our energy to support our needs. This is something Pamela Robins experienced on a profound level when she was faced with a relentless series of major life challenges, including the death of her mother, her own cancer diagnosis, a divorce, and letting go of her life as she knew i... read more

Our animals show us unconditional love in its purest form. They are our most loyal companions, constantly navigating our energy to support our needs. This is something Pamela Robins experienced on a profound level when she was faced with a relentless series of major life challenges, including the death of her mother, her own cancer diagnosis, a divorce, and letting go of her life as she knew i... read more

Guantanamo's Child: The Untold Story of Omar Khadr

Michelle Shephard

A prize-winning journalist tells the troubling story of Canadian Omar Khadr, who has spent a quarter of his life growing up in Guantanamo Bay.Khadr was captured in Afghanistan in July 2002 at the age of 15. Accused by the Pentagon of throwing a grenade that killed U.S. soldier Sgt. First Class Christopher Speer, Khadr faces charges of conspiracy and murder. His case is set to be the first war ... read more

A prize-winning journalist tells the troubling story of Canadian Omar Khadr, who has spent a quarter of his life growing up in Guantanamo Bay.Khadr was captured in Afghanistan in July 2002 at the age of 15. Accused by the Pentagon of throwing a grenade that killed U.S. soldier Sgt. First Class Christopher Speer, Khadr faces charges of conspiracy and murder. His case is set to be the first war ... read more

The Canadian Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine

Sherry Torkos

Natural solutions for living a clean and healthy lifeHealth consciousness is an area of transformational and unprecedented growth in the North American public today. More and more people are seeking alternative solutions to conventional medical practices. For many, a natural approach to healing everything from common ailments to serious diseases is preferable when compared to the invasive medi... read more

Natural solutions for living a clean and healthy lifeHealth consciousness is an area of transformational and unprecedented growth in the North American public today. More and more people are seeking alternative solutions to conventional medical practices. For many, a natural approach to healing everything from common ailments to serious diseases is preferable when compared to the invasive medi... read more

Why Mr. Right Can't Find You: The Surprising Answers that will Change your Life...and His

J. M. Kearns

The book on this page is the first edition of Why Mr. Right Can't Find You, published in 2008, and is now out of date. The newly revised and updated (2015) Second Edition of Why Mr. Right Can't Find You is now available on Amazon as a paperback and as a Kindle book. It says "Second Edition" on the cover, and is wholly revised, including the smartest, most current guide to online dating, includ... read more

The book on this page is the first edition of Why Mr. Right Can't Find You, published in 2008, and is now out of date. The newly revised and updated (2015) Second Edition of Why Mr. Right Can't Find You is now available on Amazon as a paperback and as a Kindle book. It says "Second Edition" on the cover, and is wholly revised, including the smartest, most current guide to online dating, includ... read more

Chatelaine's Earn, Spend, Save: The savvy guide to a richer, smarter, debt-free Life

Chatelaine, Kira Vermond

EARN SPEND SAVE A savvy guide to money for Canadian women Say goodbye to debt, boost your income, plan for retirement, and manage your money like a pro. From recession-proof investment strategies to taming that paper pile, Earn, Spend, Save is bursting with smart advice and real-life tips to help you save money and time. Use Chatelaine's six-month, step-by-step plan to take control of your fin... read more

EARN SPEND SAVE A savvy guide to money for Canadian women Say goodbye to debt, boost your income, plan for retirement, and manage your money like a pro. From recession-proof investment strategies to taming that paper pile, Earn, Spend, Save is bursting with smart advice and real-life tips to help you save money and time. Use Chatelaine's six-month, step-by-step plan to take control of your fin... read more

Corked: A Memoir

Kathryn Borel

Meet Kathryn Borel, bon vivant and undutiful daughter. Now meet her father, Philippe, former chef, eccentric genius, and wine aficionado extraordinaire. Kathryn is like her father in every way but one: she's totally ignorant when it comes to wine. And although Philippe has devoted untold parenting hours to delivering impassioned oenological orations, she has managed to remain unenlightened. Bu... read more

Meet Kathryn Borel, bon vivant and undutiful daughter. Now meet her father, Philippe, former chef, eccentric genius, and wine aficionado extraordinaire. Kathryn is like her father in every way but one: she's totally ignorant when it comes to wine. And although Philippe has devoted untold parenting hours to delivering impassioned oenological orations, she has managed to remain unenlightened. Bu... read more

The Coaching Solution: How to Drive Talent Development, Organizational Change, and Business Results

Renee Robertson

Based on the author's firsthand experience during the merger of telecom giants MCI and Verizon, and the implosion of WorldCom, this book teaches how internal coaching programs, when executed properly, can retain and develop talent in the face of rapid change and many unknowns. Part autobiography, part how-to manual and workbook, The Coaching Solution provides corporate managers, executives and... read more

Based on the author's firsthand experience during the merger of telecom giants MCI and Verizon, and the implosion of WorldCom, this book teaches how internal coaching programs, when executed properly, can retain and develop talent in the face of rapid change and many unknowns. Part autobiography, part how-to manual and workbook, The Coaching Solution provides corporate managers, executives and... read more

Wired Differently: How to Spark Better Results with a Cooperative Business Model, Servant Leadership and Shared Values

Vern Dosch with Wally Goulet and Tracy Finneman, Foreword by John Doggett

Wired Differently shares the compelling story of National Information Solutions Cooperative (NISC), a nearly fifty-year-old technology business built on the cooperative model. NISC started out providing software and IT services for three rural cooperatives a half-century ago, and has grown to fourteen million end users in forty-nine U.S. states or territories, and in Canada. Here is an organiz... read more

Wired Differently shares the compelling story of National Information Solutions Cooperative (NISC), a nearly fifty-year-old technology business built on the cooperative model. NISC started out providing software and IT services for three rural cooperatives a half-century ago, and has grown to fourteen million end users in forty-nine U.S. states or territories, and in Canada. Here is an organiz... read more

Refresh: Contemporary Vegan Recipes From the Award Winning Fresh Restaurants

Ruth Tal, Jennifer Houston

One of Canada's hottest restaurants puts a Fresh spin on vegetarian cuisine!Toronto's Fresh restaurants are consistently rated as among the most popular restaurants in the city. Appealing to vegetarians, vegans and those who enjoy meatfree meals as part of a healthy diet, Fresh has evolved from a humble juice bar into a chain of three dynamic and gorgeous downtown restaurants.reFresh is a new ... read more

One of Canada's hottest restaurants puts a Fresh spin on vegetarian cuisine!Toronto's Fresh restaurants are consistently rated as among the most popular restaurants in the city. Appealing to vegetarians, vegans and those who enjoy meatfree meals as part of a healthy diet, Fresh has evolved from a humble juice bar into a chain of three dynamic and gorgeous downtown restaurants.reFresh is a new ... read more

The Best Of Down Goes Brown: Greatest Hits and Brand New Classics-to-Be from Hockey's Most Hilarious Blog

Sean Mcindoe

Hundreds of thousands of hockey fans around the world are addicted to Down Goes Brown, and with good reason: Sean McIndoe is the funniest writer in hockey. His often insightful, always entertaining posts have made the site one of the top hockey blogs in the world—and definitely the most amusing. From shrewd observations to tongue-in-cheek commentary, Down Goes Brown manages to capture the esse... read more

Hundreds of thousands of hockey fans around the world are addicted to Down Goes Brown, and with good reason: Sean McIndoe is the funniest writer in hockey. His often insightful, always entertaining posts have made the site one of the top hockey blogs in the world—and definitely the most amusing. From shrewd observations to tongue-in-cheek commentary, Down Goes Brown manages to capture the esse... read more

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Barbara Gray

I highly recommend Lindsay as a content editor. She was a true pleasure to work with and I was very impressed with her high level of professionalism and attention to detail.

Barbara Gray, October 2016

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