Lindsay Humphreys

Lindsay Humphreys - Editor Tick

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 honors 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 10 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 fifteenth, I can help you make it the best it can be, 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, although please note that I typically book projects at least a month in advance.

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

Work experience

Editor

Self-employed
September, 2013 – Present (almost 5 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 e-book formats), a selection of which are featured in the list of 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 and many achieved best-seller status.

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

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, updated 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, including the re... 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, updated 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, including the re... 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

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

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

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

Pamela Robins

Meditating with Animals is an 8 1/2 x 11 full color, photo rich, beautifully designed storybook filled with animal pictures and stories as well as fun meditations such as "The Awesome Meditation" and the "Everything but the Kitchen Sink Meditation" that will allow you to effortlessly create deeper connections with your animal companions.About the book: Our animals show us unconditional love in... read more

Meditating with Animals is an 8 1/2 x 11 full color, photo rich, beautifully designed storybook filled with animal pictures and stories as well as fun meditations such as "The Awesome Meditation" and the "Everything but the Kitchen Sink Meditation" that will allow you to effortlessly create deeper connections with your animal companions.About the book: Our animals show us unconditional love in... 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

Nutrition For Canadians For Dummies

Carol Ann Rinzler, Doug Cook

The Authenticity Principle: Resist Conformity, Embrace Differences, and Transform How You Live, Work, and Lead

Ritu Bhasin

“Relatable right from the first page, The Authenticity Principle is an honest and thoughtful immersion into what it truly means to be ‘The Other.’ A definite must-read for all!” – Deepa Mehta, film director and screenwriter“This book is guaranteed to change how you think about yourself and those around you, while giving you the edge you need to be an inclusive leader in today’s world.” – Bill ... read more

“Relatable right from the first page, The Authenticity Principle is an honest and thoughtful immersion into what it truly means to be ‘The Other.’ A definite must-read for all!” – Deepa Mehta, film director and screenwriter“This book is guaranteed to change how you think about yourself and those around you, while giving you the edge you need to be an inclusive leader in today’s world.” – Bill ... read more

Dividends of Decency: How Values-Based Leadership will Help Business Flourish in Trump's America

Don Sheppard

When former executive and entrepreneur Don Sheppard awoke the morning after the 2016 U.S. presidential election, he was horrified to learn that Donald Trump had become the 45th president of the United States. Committed to strong business principles and ethics throughout his varied career, Sheppard was concerned about the role model Trump as a businessperson―and now the most powerful person in ... read more

When former executive and entrepreneur Don Sheppard awoke the morning after the 2016 U.S. presidential election, he was horrified to learn that Donald Trump had become the 45th president of the United States. Committed to strong business principles and ethics throughout his varied career, Sheppard was concerned about the role model Trump as a businessperson―and now the most powerful person in ... read more

Redefining Realistic: Shift Your Perspective. Seize Your Potential. Own Your Story.

Heather Moyse

Be realistic. That's what we hear all the time, even when no one is actually saying it.Heather Moyse was certainly not being 'realistic' when she decided, at the age of twenty-seven, to try to represent Canada in the 2006 Winter Olympics just five months later, in a sport she had never done before: bobsleigh. So what did it take for this master's student to become a three-time Olympian, two-ti... read more

Be realistic. That's what we hear all the time, even when no one is actually saying it.Heather Moyse was certainly not being 'realistic' when she decided, at the age of twenty-seven, to try to represent Canada in the 2006 Winter Olympics just five months later, in a sport she had never done before: bobsleigh. So what did it take for this master's student to become a three-time Olympian, two-ti... 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.

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, October 2016

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