Mark Stanski

Mark Stanski - Editor


Expert editor of fantasy and sci-fi fiction. Assessed manuscripts for eight years for Harlequin Enterprises' Luna Fantasy Romance imprint.

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Experienced and enthusiastic book editor helps develop or re-work your ideas and writing by chapter and by passage for a target audience. I give you clear, practical, encouraging advice about how to change and improve your work.

I work collaboratively with you to identify the unique reading experience you offer and make suggestions for you to revise to build on that unique experience. You will receive frequent brief example demonstrations of my edits to stimulate a solution.

Wrote editorial assessments and revisions recommendations on over 150 manuscripts for Harlequin Enterprises over eight years for their fantasy romance imprint Luna. Copyedit for Pearson Canada, Harlequin Enterprises, and James Lorimer and Company as well as numerous not-for-profits.

Am interested in strong female voices and characters.

My style of feedback? I won't prescribe solutions; I'll offer observations of how your work reads and question how your work come closer to the reading experience you want to give your readers.

Expert line editor. I ensure you are at your level best at the sentence level and that your voice is consistent.

Audience study: I'll help you align what you want to write with what a targeted audience wants to read.

English (CAN)
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Science Fiction


  • Book and Magazine Publishing Program, Centennial College, 2003
  • BA in Linguistics, York university, 1996

Work experience

Senior Editor

Centennial College Press
January, 2007 – May, 2018 (over 11 years)

Edited textbooks on communications for the post-secondary level. Developed ideas, organization, assisted authors in reworking chapters, and copyedited and proofread the books.

Freelance Editor

January, 2006 – Present (about 17 years)

Edited autobiography of Sherraine MacKay, Canadian Olympic Fencer. Currently working with authors of an anthology of short hard-boiled crime fiction and a short story collection of post-feminist (woman's world) fantasy and sci-fi.

Portfolio (2 selected works)

The Editorial Department (Entering The Publishing Industry Series Book 2)

Wilson, Britanie, Richards, Jamie, Ulrich, Lindsay, O'Leary, Michael

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