Mitchell Gauvin

Mitchell Gauvin - Editor

Toronto, ON, Canada

Editor specializing in non-fiction, fiction, and academic writing with seven years of experience in trade and academic publishing.

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With combined experience in both trade and academic writing, I have the expertise to edit, review, proofread, and develop multiple different genres, topics, styles, and perspectives. I have experience working one-on-one with individual authors to hone their manuscripts to perfection and as a copyeditor for a peer-reviewed academic journal. Additionally, I have experience as a university lecturer studying and teaching English literature and creative writing, and thus have experience reviewing and providing feedback to a wide range of clients. My own fiction has been published in a variety of publications and my academic research has been published in several scholarly academic journals.

I can provide a variety of different editorial services across a wide range of topics and genres. I have experience editing memoirs, fiction and non-fiction, short stories, essays, poetry, research grants/projects, and scripts for instructional design. I can provide everything from proofreads to more substantial developmental editing that helps writers and clients perfect their projects. My feedback is always precise and polite, and attentive to the needs of the client.
English (CAN)
English (UK)
English (US)
Biographies & Memoirs
Education & Reference
Humanities & Social Sciences
Contemporary Fiction
Humor & Comedy
Literary Fiction
Short Story


  • Foundations of Remote Teaching (FORT)
  • Teaching Certificate in Teaching (TACT)


  • SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship
  • Dissertation Fieldwork Fellowship
  • Provost Dissertation Scholarship
  • Ontario Graduate Scholarship

Work experience


June, 2015 – Present (over 7 years)

• Review and assess novel submissions, collaborate with publisher on seasonal titles work one-on-one with accepted authors to hone and perfect their manuscripts

• Collaborate with a diverse range of perspectives, styles, and approaches to ensure that accepted works are error-free, high quality, and significant contributions to Canada’s literary landscape

Contract Lecturer

Ryerson University
January, 2020 – December, 2021 (almost 2 years)

• Course Director for ENG510 - Gothic Horror and ENG531 - Eighteenth-century Literature & Culture, with class sizes of over sixty students taught initially in-person and then online due to COVID-19

• Emphasis on theoretical and abstract thinking, historical analysis, and university-level composition with concentration on underrepresented and racialized voices from the period and genre, and postcolonial analysis

• Develop syllabus and reading list, employ varied instructional methods to accommodate and empower students with diverse backgrounds and needs; create remote/online learning curriculum

• Utilize online learning platform Brightspace D2L to provide flexible and engaging digital classrooms and to foster engagement with literary and historical material; manage online discussion boards

Teaching Assistant

York University
September, 2016 – May, 2019 (over 2 years)

• Lead tutorials of twenty-five students for HUMA1285 - Law & Morality in Literature & Culture in the Department of Humanities and EN2600 - Introduction to Creative Writing in the Department of English.

• Collaborate with course directors to ensure course goals are achieved, to implement fair assessment practices, and to provide feedback on course materials

• Develop weekly lesson plans that are engaging and instructional; maintain an accessible and discursive classroom environment that allows students to interact with readings and fellow students

• For ENG2600, foster a creative, workshop-style environment involving both instruction in composition and contemporary literary analysis towards completion of a portfolio of creative work

Portfolio (13 selected works)

Along the 46th: Short Fiction

Gauvin, Mitchell J


Carley, Rod

A Matter of Will

Carley, Rod

The Seventh Shot

Burke, Ann

Vandal Confession

Gauvin, Mitchell

Grin Reaping

Carley, Rod

Rule of Seconds

Partridge, Shawna Diane

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