Rebecca Hendry

Rebecca Hendry - Editor

Gibsons, Canada

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I began my career seventeen years ago working for Amazon as a copy editor and proofreader for BookSurge, their self-publishing company, editing everything from memoirs to cookbooks to literary novels. I am now a contract editor for FriesenPress and well as for private clients and was a marketing coordinator at Caitlin Press, an award-winning publishing house. I am a literary fiction writer and have published a novel (Grace River, Brindle and Glass, 2009) as well as numerous short stories in literary journals. My new novel, One Good Thing, was released by Touchwood Editions in April 2018.
Languages
English (CAN)
English (UK)
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Fiction
Fantasy
Literature

Work experience

Freelance editing and manuscript evaluations

FriesenPress
December, 2015 – Present (over 3 years)

Marketing Coordinator

Caitlin Press
June, 2012 – October, 2014 (over 2 years)

Editor and proofreader

BookSurge/Amazon
January, 2002 – April, 2005 (about 3 years)

Edited non-fiction, fiction and poetry manuscripts for Amazon's self-publishing company

Portfolio (15 selected works)

This Place a Stranger: Canadian Women Travelling Alone

Sometimes tragic, sometimes uproariously funny, This Place a Stranger is a diverse collection of Canadian women writing about their experiences of travelling alone. From the deceptiveness of the everyday to the extremes of geography, weather and violence, these stories go beyond the usual tales of intrepid male explorers and reveal the varied and unique circumstances in which women travellers ... read more

Sometimes tragic, sometimes uproariously funny, This Place a Stranger is a diverse collection of Canadian women writing about their experiences of travelling alone. From the deceptiveness of the everyday to the extremes of geography, weather and violence, these stories go beyond the usual tales of intrepid male explorers and reveal the varied and unique circumstances in which women travellers ... read more

Wherever I Find Myself: Stories by Canadian Immigrant Women

Miriam Matejova

An anthology of Canadian immigrant women and their experiences of being caught between the world of their past and the world of their future. Edited by Miriam Matejova, WHEREVER I FIND MYSELF is a diverse collection of stories about the joys and struggles of immigrant women living in Canada. Often bringing with them the shadow of war and the guilt of leaving, the women in this new anthology ex... read more

An anthology of Canadian immigrant women and their experiences of being caught between the world of their past and the world of their future. Edited by Miriam Matejova, WHEREVER I FIND MYSELF is a diverse collection of stories about the joys and struggles of immigrant women living in Canada. Often bringing with them the shadow of war and the guilt of leaving, the women in this new anthology ex... read more

Edge of the Sound: Memoirs of a West Coast Log Salvager

Jo Hammond

When 25-year-old Jo climbed down the ramp of the freighter Canadian Star to set foot in Vancouver, BC, in the summer of 1967, she'd never heard of log salvaging. But within two-and-a-half years, the immigrant from England would quit her teaching job and join forces with one of the most enigmatic salvagers of the Sunshine Coast. Dick and Jo Hammond spent a life together chasing logs, rescuing b... read more

When 25-year-old Jo climbed down the ramp of the freighter Canadian Star to set foot in Vancouver, BC, in the summer of 1967, she'd never heard of log salvaging. But within two-and-a-half years, the immigrant from England would quit her teaching job and join forces with one of the most enigmatic salvagers of the Sunshine Coast. Dick and Jo Hammond spent a life together chasing logs, rescuing b... read more

Accidental Eden: Hippie Days on Lasqueti Island

Douglas Hamilton, Darlene Kay Olesko

A Place Called Sorry

Donna Milner

Mantis Dreams: The Journal of Dr. Dexter Ripley

Adam Pottle

Mantis Dreams: The Journal of Dr. Dexter Ripley is a crackling, searing satire that ridicules both political correctness and the restrictive world of academia. But Adam Pottle's first novel is also a poignant and difficult glance into the world of a man battling a rare and debilitating disease. A wheelchair user living voluntarily in a care home, Dexter Ripley lashes out at all those around hi... read more

Mantis Dreams: The Journal of Dr. Dexter Ripley is a crackling, searing satire that ridicules both political correctness and the restrictive world of academia. But Adam Pottle's first novel is also a poignant and difficult glance into the world of a man battling a rare and debilitating disease. A wheelchair user living voluntarily in a care home, Dexter Ripley lashes out at all those around hi... read more

Scribes

Maureen Foss

Maureen Foss's off-beat and darkly funny third novel begins when four quirky and mismatched women answer an ad to join a writing group. Unlikely friendships and wild adventures ensue as their lives start to unravel around them. Bunny, the wife of a calculating, cheating husband, is writing a novel about the best way to carry out spousal disposal and get away with it. Mariah, a closet lesbian, ... read more

Maureen Foss's off-beat and darkly funny third novel begins when four quirky and mismatched women answer an ad to join a writing group. Unlikely friendships and wild adventures ensue as their lives start to unravel around them. Bunny, the wife of a calculating, cheating husband, is writing a novel about the best way to carry out spousal disposal and get away with it. Mariah, a closet lesbian, ... read more

Journeywoman: A Carpenter's Story

Kate Braid

Since women started working in the trades in the 1970s, very little has been published about their experiences. In this provocative and important book, Kate Braid tells the story of how she became a carpenter in the face of skepticism and discouragement. In 1977 when Braid was broke and out of work, her male friends encouraged her to apply as a labourer on a construction site on Pender Island,... read more

Since women started working in the trades in the 1970s, very little has been published about their experiences. In this provocative and important book, Kate Braid tells the story of how she became a carpenter in the face of skepticism and discouragement. In 1977 when Braid was broke and out of work, her male friends encouraged her to apply as a labourer on a construction site on Pender Island,... read more

Cold Land, Warm Hearts: More Memories of an Arctic Medical Outpost

Keith Billington

In 2008 Keith Billington's surprise bestseller, House Calls by Dogsled: Six Years in an Arctic Medical Outpost, vividly described Billington and his wife Muriel's experiences providing medical care to a string of isolated First Nations settlements in the Northwest Territories during the 1960s. In Cold Land, Warm Hearts: More Memories of an Arctic Medical Outpost, Billington dishes up more of t... read more

In 2008 Keith Billington's surprise bestseller, House Calls by Dogsled: Six Years in an Arctic Medical Outpost, vividly described Billington and his wife Muriel's experiences providing medical care to a string of isolated First Nations settlements in the Northwest Territories during the 1960s. In Cold Land, Warm Hearts: More Memories of an Arctic Medical Outpost, Billington dishes up more of t... read more

Tears of Mehndi

Raminder Sidhu

A courageous and timely novel, Tears of Mehndi explores the rich, complex and often heartbreaking lives of a tight-knit community in Vancouver’s Little India. Through the perspectives of several women whose lives intertwine over a generation, Raminder Sidhu deftly exposes the shrouded violence within the Indo-Canadian community, a difficult and often dissembled subject. Sidhu’s characters are ... read more

A courageous and timely novel, Tears of Mehndi explores the rich, complex and often heartbreaking lives of a tight-knit community in Vancouver’s Little India. Through the perspectives of several women whose lives intertwine over a generation, Raminder Sidhu deftly exposes the shrouded violence within the Indo-Canadian community, a difficult and often dissembled subject. Sidhu’s characters are ... read more

Gerry, Get Your Gun: The Legendary Life of Hunting Guide Gerry Bracewell

Gerry Bracewell

GERRY, GET YOUR GUN packs the wallop of a .30-30 rifle. Legendary hunting guide Gerry Bracewell recounts tales of extraordinary toughness and perseverance in the untamed Chilcotin. Born in 1922, in Northern Alberta, Gerry Bracewell spent much of her early life on the family farm. But Gerry's dream was to live in the mountains of BC, and when she left home at sixteen she had little understandin... read more

GERRY, GET YOUR GUN packs the wallop of a .30-30 rifle. Legendary hunting guide Gerry Bracewell recounts tales of extraordinary toughness and perseverance in the untamed Chilcotin. Born in 1922, in Northern Alberta, Gerry Bracewell spent much of her early life on the family farm. But Gerry's dream was to live in the mountains of BC, and when she left home at sixteen she had little understandin... read more

The Legendary Betty Frank: The Cariboo's Alpine Queen

Sage Birchwater, Betty Frank

She grew up playing on log booms and living in float houses, and at nine years old she learned to shoot a rifle and hunt game. Strong-willed and independent, Betty Frank always had a difficult time following the rules laid down by others. Rather than sit in a classroom and learn the times tables, she preferred to be out roaming the hills with her .22 rifle and bagging grouse. At an early age s... read more

She grew up playing on log booms and living in float houses, and at nine years old she learned to shoot a rifle and hunt game. Strong-willed and independent, Betty Frank always had a difficult time following the rules laid down by others. Rather than sit in a classroom and learn the times tables, she preferred to be out roaming the hills with her .22 rifle and bagging grouse. At an early age s... read more

Boobs: Women Explore What It Means to Have Breasts

At turns heartbreaking and hilarious, BOOBS is a diverse collection of stories about the burdens, expectations and pleasures of having breasts. From the agony of puberty and angst of adolescence to the anxiety of aging, these stories and poems go beyond the usual images of breasts found in fashion magazines and movie posters, instead offering dynamic and honest portraits of desire, acceptance ... read more

At turns heartbreaking and hilarious, BOOBS is a diverse collection of stories about the burdens, expectations and pleasures of having breasts. From the agony of puberty and angst of adolescence to the anxiety of aging, these stories and poems go beyond the usual images of breasts found in fashion magazines and movie posters, instead offering dynamic and honest portraits of desire, acceptance ... read more

The Federov Legacy

Rosella Leslie

Surgei Galipova, a Russian immigrant and a rancher in the Cariboo region of British Columbia, owes his life to the Countess Catherine Stanislavovna Federov. When the Countess asks Surgei to send his eighteen-year-old daughter, Alice, to help her in a private hospital she is establishing in St. Petersburg, Alice adamantly refuses. But when her father threatens to disown her, she reluctantly agr... read more

Surgei Galipova, a Russian immigrant and a rancher in the Cariboo region of British Columbia, owes his life to the Countess Catherine Stanislavovna Federov. When the Countess asks Surgei to send his eighteen-year-old daughter, Alice, to help her in a private hospital she is establishing in St. Petersburg, Alice adamantly refuses. But when her father threatens to disown her, she reluctantly agr... read more

Rebecca has 9 reviews

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Roxana Hasanat
I asked Rebecca to review a short story of mine where I was at a crossroads at what would make the best plot decisions. She offered me an awesome editorial review that was detailed and supported what she viewed as best. That to me gave me confidence to proceed in the a better direction, which I did. I value her input.

Roxana Hasanat, October 2018


Mira Kanehl
Rebecca's substantive edit went beyond the page. With her insightful comments and questions, I was able to get a clear view of what impression new readers might have--a valuable view for someone like me who gets lost in her own stories. She especially helped to target the weak parts of my manuscript, e.g. lighting logistics in one scene and parts that were not clearly formulated. I loved workin...
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Mira Kanehl, July 2018


Lisa King
Rebecca was wonderful to work with. This was my first experience working with an editor and Rebecca was professional, knowledgeable, and ready to answer any questions I had. Her work and insight brought my story to life. I have no hesitation in recommending her services to any author.

Lisa King, June 2018


Mira Kanehl
Rebecca did an excellent job and gave additional suggestions that were immensely helpful. Will definitely work with her again! :)

Mira Kanehl, June 2018


Angel Santee
I love the ideas and constructive criticism that she input into my manuscript and the time and passion for my work. I would love to work with you on my next books. I really appreciate your time and effort to make my book amazing. Thank you so much.

Angel Santee, April 2018

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