Rebecca Hendry

Rebecca Hendry – Editor

An experienced editor who will help bring your brilliant ideas to life!

Overview

I am passionate about helping authors maintain their unique storytelling voices while creating the best books they can write. I began my career twenty 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 I was a marketing coordinator at Caitlin Press, an award-winning publishing house. I am a literary fiction writer and have published two novels (ONE GOOD THING, Touchwood Editions, 2018, and GRACE RIVER, Brindle and Glass, 2009) as well as numerous short stories in literary journals.
Services
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Fiction
Contemporary Fiction Fantasy Literary Fiction Women's Fiction
Languages
English (CAN) English (UK) English (US)

Work experience

FriesenPress

Dec, 2015 — Present

Caitlin Press

Jun, 2012 — Oct, 2014 (over 2 years)

BookSurge/Amazon

Jan, 2002 — Apr, 2005 (about 3 years)

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

Portfolio

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 f... 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 i... 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, thes... read more
Correctly

ONeill, Kevin

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 h... 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 ... 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 de... 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 19... 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... 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 battli... read more

Rebecca has 11 reviews

Professionalism

Quality

Value

Responsiveness

Béatrice I.

Béatrice I.

May, 2023

Would definitely work again but took quite some time to respond to certain messages
Catriona T.

Catriona T.

Apr, 2023

I'm delighted with Rebecca's input as a developmental editor on my memoir. She nailed exactly the issues that I knew needed work, giving me the clarity I need to make sure my book will provide a satisfying reader journey. She was honest and encouraging, and our communication was easy and friendly. I would happily work with Rebecca again.
Roxana H.

Roxana H.

Oct, 2018

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.
Mira K.

Mira K.

Jul, 2018

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...
Read more
Lisa K.

Lisa K.

Jun, 2018

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.

Sign up to read more reviews

Create a free Reedsy account to connect with Rebecca and thousands of other publishing professionals on Reedsy.

Professionals similar to Rebecca

Get a range of offers by requesting quotes from multiple professionals.

Julia King

Julia K.

Former HarperCollins senior editor passionate about elegant writing, powerful storytelling, and building strong relationships with writers.

100% reply rate

View profile
Jude Ensaff

Jude E.

Multi award writer and Editor with a Masters in Writing (Distinction). Published since 2004 - Collins, Hodder, Pearsons and more.

United Kingdom

100% reply rate

View profile
Nancy Tan

Nancy T.

A jack-of-all-trades copy editor with experience in multiple genres and trade and academic nonfiction

Los Angeles, CA, USA

100% reply rate

View profile