Maddy Curry

Maddy Curry - Editor

Toronto, ON, Canada

Thoughtful, collaborative copy editor & proofreader with 10+ years of experience. Ready to polish your words to a shine!

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Overview

I have over ten years of copy editing and proofreading experience as both an in-house and freelance editor. I cut my teeth as Assistant Publisher at an independent press where I was responsible for proofreading and copy editing several books a season (poetry, fiction, and non-fiction), and managing production schedules. I was also editor at a small press that I co-founded, where we specialized in providing publishing opportunities for emerging voices in the local publishing scene. In this role, I focused on developmental editing and editorial assessment as well as copy editing and proofreading. Since then, I have actively been providing freelance editorial services as a copy editor and proofreader, primarily for works of fiction, but also for other genres. I've also held a range of communications roles which have allowed me to further hone my editing expertise on a variety of materials and topics. This includes editing government reports, marketing materials, and research papers.

My editing style is one of collaboration: I'm interested in working with you to not only clarify your message, but to cheer you on, too! I know how much courage it takes to put your writing out into the world, and I'm here to support you as you move through your journey.

My favourite genre to edit is fiction, my favourite source of caffeine is a cappuccino, and I am a fan of the Oxford comma. I do my best work when I work alongside my cat, who makes an excellent editorial assistant.

TESTIMONIALS:

"I’ve worked with Maddy for several years now on a diverse set of projects such as proofing my book and copy editing articles. She has also served as a thought partner, helping to shape my larger projects through the entire lifecycle of the work—from ideas to finishing touches. She is innovative, compassionate, diligent, and meticulous. Simply put, working with Maddy is a dream come true. She has truly amplified my authentic style and voice, which allows me to focus on sharing my expertise in the topics I know best, knowing that her keen eye and editing talent will polish and elevate the delivery. I would wholeheartedly recommend Maddy to anyone seeking a high-quality editor."
Kourtney Whitehead, Senior Contributor, Forbes, and author of Working Whole


Languages
English (CAN)
English (UK)
English (US)
Fiction
Literary Fiction
Mystery & Crime
Non-Fiction
Self-Help & Self-Improvement

Certifications

  • BA Specialization in English and Latin Studies
  • Completion of copy editing courses (Ryerson University)

Work experience

Assistant Publisher

Quattro Books
May, 2010 – December, 2013 (over 3 years)

Editor and Transcriber

Self-employed
January, 2010 – Present (almost 13 years)

NEVERMORE

Day, David

An Imperfect Man

Calabro John

Inheritance

Gundlack, Kirsten

Traitors' Gate

Pengelley, Nicholas

Terminal Grill

Aubert, Rosemary

Certain Grace, A

Brennan, Binnie

Maddy has 3 reviews

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Professionalism
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Quality
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Communication & Punctuality

Adam Hunt
Maddy was a truly fabulous collaborator and thought-partner for our second project working together. Everything was 100% top notch and I’ve already asked Maddy if she would be willing to work on another project that I have in mind!

Adam Hunt, August 2022


Adam Hunt
Maddy has been an absolutely stellar partner in my first self-publishing adventure, and I can’t recommend her highly enough! She is a great communicator, has helped materially improve my manuscript (serving both as a copy editor and proofreader), and has hit every deadline/milestone for our collaboration—all while demonstrating an exceptional amount of flexibility, patience and good cheer. For ...
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Adam Hunt, June 2021


Cindy Giles
I have thoroughly enjoyed working with Maddy. Her eye for detail is excellent, and the suggestions she offered have truly helped my work shine. She is professional and, at the same time, personable and kind. As a new author, both those characteristics are a Godsend.

Cindy Giles, March 2021

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