Hi! I'm Vicky, and I'm lucky enough to work with words for a living. I hold a Certified Professional Editor designation from Editors Canada and a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing (novel) from the University of British Columbia. I mention this because as a writer(-slash-editor!) myself, I know how hard you've worked on your writing, and I'm committed to helping you get it to the highest possible level before you send it out into the very competitive marketplace! Over the last 30 years of my freelance career, I've worked with a wide range of fiction and non-fiction clients, most recently Dundurn Press, Arsenal Pulp Press, and UNICEF. I'm particularly keen on fantasy, sci fi, and romance fiction--give me a world I can get lost in!
I'll copy-edit, line-edit, or proofread your fiction with a light but thorough touch (I'll fix your typos, grammar, and awkward phrasing and check for consistency, but I promise not to mess with your voice!). My feedback style is friendly and supportive, I'm organized and responsive, and meeting deadlines is my superpower. I'm at home with numerous style guides, including the Chicago Manual of Style, and with a somewhat world-spanning upbringing, I'm comfortable editing in various Englishes (UK, US, Canada, South Africa). I offer free sample edits (usually 5 double-spaced pages), so you can get a feel for whether my editing style works for you, and payment plans are definitely an option. I'd love to hear from you if you're considering self-publishing or submitting to an agent, publisher, contest, or literary journal.
- Certified Professional Editor
I have 30 years' experience in structural editing, copy-editing, and proofreading text of all types, from novels and short stories to journals and academic writing.
Canadian Medical Association Journal
I work as a copy and stylistic editor on medical and humanities articles, helping to produce 50 issues of the journal per year.
I copy-edited and proofread technical reports on drugs and health technologies, for the public and for health care decision-makers.