Shealah Stratton

Shealah Stratton - Editor

Toronto, ON, Canada

As an editor, it's my job to make your voice powerful, and your words clear. Because saying what you mean has never been more important.

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Overview

I'm a good editor, and I've worked in publishing for the past ten years, both for traditional presses and self-publishing authors. I have experience taking first-time authors through the editing process, though my primary areas of expertise are copy and stylistic editing. I've worked on many books for the academic market, but I also have edited memoirs, fiction, self-help books, and career guides. My experience is diverse and wide-ranging, and I am ready to help you finish honing your manuscript!
Languages
English (CAN)
English (UK)
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Career Guides
Education & Reference
Health & wellbeing
History
Law
LGBTQ (non fiction)
Fiction
Humor & Comedy
Literature

Certifications

  • Society for Editors and Proofreaders Professional Level Member

Work experience

Editor

Self-employed
October, 2010 – Present (almost 9 years)

• copy editing journal articles, books, theses, reports, blog posts
• consolidating author changes for final proofs
• hard copy and electronic markup and formatting for submissions
• stylistic editing for authors who need to refine their manuscripts
• substantive editing for authors who have English as a Second Language
• generating and implementing style guides for projects
• formatting EPUB files for self-publishing authors, registering self-publishing companies, and acquiring ISBNs
• proofreading

Assistant Academic Editor

The Editing Company
February, 2008 – October, 2010 (over 2 years)

• providing copy editing for academic journal articles and books
• proofreading
• consolidating author changes for final proofs
• hard copy markup for printer
• writing weblog posts for company site

Portfolio (12 selected works)

The Arkansas Connection

David Evans

Frank Munro, manager of the New York Mets, leads a turbulent life trying to win with a team of dysfunctional underachievers. Soon after the Mets lose the final game of the season, Frank finds out his mother has died, and he must return to his hometown of Catsville, Arkansas, to arrange her funeral. His attempt to give her remains a grand send-off results in mayhem, and out of pity his mother’s... read more

Frank Munro, manager of the New York Mets, leads a turbulent life trying to win with a team of dysfunctional underachievers. Soon after the Mets lose the final game of the season, Frank finds out his mother has died, and he must return to his hometown of Catsville, Arkansas, to arrange her funeral. His attempt to give her remains a grand send-off results in mayhem, and out of pity his mother’s... read more

The Elite Secretary: The Definitive Guide to a Successful Career

Sandra C. Rorbak

Secretaries have been in existence since the establishment of the office and will undoubtedly continue to exist as long as there are offices and bosses. But the role has expanded from earlier years, and the responsibilities and duties have evolved as well. In The Elite Secretary, authorSandra C. Rorbak, who has been a secretary on three continents throughout her career of more than twenty year... read more

Secretaries have been in existence since the establishment of the office and will undoubtedly continue to exist as long as there are offices and bosses. But the role has expanded from earlier years, and the responsibilities and duties have evolved as well. In The Elite Secretary, authorSandra C. Rorbak, who has been a secretary on three continents throughout her career of more than twenty year... read more

Tax Is Not a Four-Letter Word: A Different Take on Taxes in Canada (Canadian Commentaries Book 3)

Taxes connect us to one another, to the common good, and to the future. This is a book about taxes: who pays what and who gets what. More than that, it’s about the role of government, about citizenship and our collective well-being, about the Canada we want. The contributors, leading Canadian practitioners and scholars, explore how taxes have become a political “no-go zone” and how changes in ... read more

Taxes connect us to one another, to the common good, and to the future. This is a book about taxes: who pays what and who gets what. More than that, it’s about the role of government, about citizenship and our collective well-being, about the Canada we want. The contributors, leading Canadian practitioners and scholars, explore how taxes have become a political “no-go zone” and how changes in ... read more

Joy & Love

John Robinson Jr.

Joy & Love is the new personal and world development classic. The idea is to maximize joy in your life, and love in the world. It masterly breaks down how to achieve both those goals, using one formula. Apply the formula to the 6 elements in your life: Spirituality, Health, Knowledge, Character, Wealth, and Relationships. As you increase personal joy in your life you will be able to transcend ... read more

Joy & Love is the new personal and world development classic. The idea is to maximize joy in your life, and love in the world. It masterly breaks down how to achieve both those goals, using one formula. Apply the formula to the 6 elements in your life: Spirituality, Health, Knowledge, Character, Wealth, and Relationships. As you increase personal joy in your life you will be able to transcend ... read more

1930: Europe in the Shadow of the Beast

Arthur Haberman

The year 1930 can be seen as the dawn of a period of darkness, the beginning of a decade that Auden would style “low, dishonest.” That year was one of the most reflective moments in modernity. After the optimism of the nineteenth century, the West had stumbled into war in 1914. It managed to survive a conflagration, but it failed in the aftermath to create something valued.In 1930, Europe was ... read more

The year 1930 can be seen as the dawn of a period of darkness, the beginning of a decade that Auden would style “low, dishonest.” That year was one of the most reflective moments in modernity. After the optimism of the nineteenth century, the West had stumbled into war in 1914. It managed to survive a conflagration, but it failed in the aftermath to create something valued.In 1930, Europe was ... read more

Legal Literacy: An Introduction to Legal Studies (OPEL Open Paths to Enriched Learning Book 3)

Archie Zariski

To understand how the legal system works, students must consider the law in terms of its structures, processes, language, and modes of thought and argument—in short, they must become literate in the field. Legal Literacy fulfills this aim by providing a foundational understanding of key concepts such as legal personhood, jurisdiction, and precedent, and by introducing students to legal researc... read more

To understand how the legal system works, students must consider the law in terms of its structures, processes, language, and modes of thought and argument—in short, they must become literate in the field. Legal Literacy fulfills this aim by providing a foundational understanding of key concepts such as legal personhood, jurisdiction, and precedent, and by introducing students to legal researc... read more

Citizenship, Migrant Activism and the Politics of Movement (Routledge Research on the Global Politics of Migration Book 2)

Peter Nyers, Kim Rygiel

Migration is an inescapable issue in the public debates and political agendas of Western countries, with refugees and migrants increasingly viewed through the lens of security. This book analyses recent shifts in governing global mobility from the perspective of the politics of citizenship, utilising an interdisciplinary approach that employs politics, sociology, anthropology, and history.Feat... read more

Migration is an inescapable issue in the public debates and political agendas of Western countries, with refugees and migrants increasingly viewed through the lens of security. This book analyses recent shifts in governing global mobility from the perspective of the politics of citizenship, utilising an interdisciplinary approach that employs politics, sociology, anthropology, and history.Feat... read more

Anne of Tim Hortons: Globalization and the Reshaping of Atlantic-Canadian Literature

Herb Wyile

Anne of Tim Hortons: Globalization and the Reshaping of Atlantic-Canadian Literature is a study of the work of over twenty contemporary Atlantic-Canadian writers that counters the widespread impression of Atlantic Canada as a quaint and backward place. By examining their treatment of work, culture, and history, author Herb Wyile highlights how these writers resist the image of Atlantic Canadia... read more

Anne of Tim Hortons: Globalization and the Reshaping of Atlantic-Canadian Literature is a study of the work of over twenty contemporary Atlantic-Canadian writers that counters the widespread impression of Atlantic Canada as a quaint and backward place. By examining their treatment of work, culture, and history, author Herb Wyile highlights how these writers resist the image of Atlantic Canadia... read more

Who's Your Daddy?: And Other Writings on Queer Parenting

This groundbreaking collection of writing brings vital and refreshing insights into current discussions about queer parenting, blending narrative and academic voices from Canada, the United States, England and Australia. The contributors are parents, prospective parents, writers, academics, lawyers, activists, health care professionals and — most significantly — queer spawn, the children of LG... read more

This groundbreaking collection of writing brings vital and refreshing insights into current discussions about queer parenting, blending narrative and academic voices from Canada, the United States, England and Australia. The contributors are parents, prospective parents, writers, academics, lawyers, activists, health care professionals and — most significantly — queer spawn, the children of LG... read more

Basements and Attics, Closets and Cyberspace: Explorations in Canadian Women’s Archives (Life Writing)

Women’s letters and memoirs were until recently considered to have little historical significance. Many of these materials have disappeared or remain unarchived, often dismissed as ephemera and relegated to basements, attics, closets, and, increasingly, cyberspace rather than public institutions. This collection showcases the range of critical debates that animate thinking about women’s archiv... read more

Women’s letters and memoirs were until recently considered to have little historical significance. Many of these materials have disappeared or remain unarchived, often dismissed as ephemera and relegated to basements, attics, closets, and, increasingly, cyberspace rather than public institutions. This collection showcases the range of critical debates that animate thinking about women’s archiv... read more

Teaching Crowds: Learning and Social Media (Issues in Distance Education)

Jon Dron, Terry Anderson

Within the rapidly expanding field of educational technology, learners and educators must confront a seemingly overwhelming selection of tools designed to deliver and facilitate both online and blended learning. Many of these tools assume that learning is configured and delivered in closed contexts, through learning management systems (LMS). However, while traditional "classroom" learning is b... read more

Within the rapidly expanding field of educational technology, learners and educators must confront a seemingly overwhelming selection of tools designed to deliver and facilitate both online and blended learning. Many of these tools assume that learning is configured and delivered in closed contexts, through learning management systems (LMS). However, while traditional "classroom" learning is b... read more

Feminist Praxis Revisited: Critical Reflections on University-Community Engagement

In Feminist Praxis Revisited, Women’s and Gender Studies (WGS) practitioners reflect on how the field has sought to integrate its commitment to activism and social change with community-based learning in post-secondary institutions. Teaching about and for social change has been a core value of the field since its inception, and co-op, practica, and internships have long been part of the curric... read more

In Feminist Praxis Revisited, Women’s and Gender Studies (WGS) practitioners reflect on how the field has sought to integrate its commitment to activism and social change with community-based learning in post-secondary institutions. Teaching about and for social change has been a core value of the field since its inception, and co-op, practica, and internships have long been part of the curric... read more

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