Editing
I can help you fix your words.

Whether you need your work copy edited, formatted in accordance with a publisher’s style guide, or reviewed to ensure it is clean and free of errors, I can help. Or, if you need help in developing a manuscript from its initial proposal stage through consultation with the author, revision, and final production, I’ve got you covered.
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With over a decade of experience and training in editing and publishing under my belt, I have developed a keen eye for detail, structure, and organization (and a love of finding rogue typos). No matter the content – whether it is an article, book manuscript, web content, grant application, press release, or short story – I can help you ensure that your words are clear, coherent, and grammatically sound.

Developmental Editing

If you've got the main ideas of your piece figured out but need a bit of help structuring your writing for the most effective impact, I can help you organize your work so that it speaks to your readers.



Copy Editing

When you've got the words and organization solidified but need to be sure that your sentences are clear, coherent, and free of any typos or pesky grammatical errors, I've got you covered.



Proofreading

Even after spending the time to carefully edit our writing, we could all use a fresh set of eyes to be sure all of those Ts are crossed and lower-case Js are dotted. Send your work my way and I can help ensure it's ready for print or production.


My Editing Work

About Canada: Disability Rights

September 1, 2020
Copy Editing

The Politics of Restorative Justice: A Critical Introduction, 2nd Edition

September 1, 2019
Copy Editing

The Restorative Practices Handbook, 2nd Edition

September 1, 2019
Copy Editing

Connecting the Circle: A Gender-Based Strategy to End Homelessness in Winnipeg

August 1, 2019
Copy Editing

Restorative Circles in Schools: A Practical Guide for Educators, 2nd Edition

August 1, 2019
Proofreading

Radical Medicine: The International Origins of Socialized Health Care in Canada

June 1, 2019
Copy Editing

Magnificent Fight: The 1919 Winnipeg General Strike

April 1, 2019
Copy Editing

The Culture Question: How to Create a Workplace Where People Like to Work

March 1, 2019
Proofreading

Walmart: Diary of an Associate

March 1, 2019
Proofreading

Not a New Problem: Violence in the Lives of Disabled Women

November 1, 2018
Copy Editing

Pursuing Justice: An Introduction to Justice Studies, 2nd Edition

October 1, 2018
Copy Editing

Stolen City: Radical Capitalism and the Making of Winnipeg

September 1, 2018
Copy Editing

Understanding Violence and Abuse: An Anti-Oppressive Practice Perspective

November 1, 2017
Copy Editing

Making Space for Indigenous Feminism, 2nd Edition

October 1, 2017
Copy Editing

Finding Their Way Again: The Experiences of Gang-Affected Refugee Youth

September 1, 2017
Copy Editing

Counselling Insights: Practical Strategies for Helping Others with Anxiety, Trauma, Grief, and More

September 1, 2017
Proofreading

Spence Neighbourhood 5-Year Plan, 2016-2021

April 1, 2017
Copy Editing

Bridging the Gaps: Solutions to Winnipeg Gangs

March 1, 2017
Copy Editing

Union Magazine: March/April 2017

February 1, 2017
Copy Editing

Union Magazine: Jan/Feb 2017

December 1, 2016
Copy Editing

Union Magazine: Nov/Dec 2016

October 1, 2016
Copy Editing

Paying for Masculinity: Boys, Men and the Patriarchal Dividend

September 1, 2016
Copy Editing

More Harm Than Good: Drug Policy in Canada

April 1, 2016
Copy Editing

We're Going to Run This City: Winnipeg’s Political Left after the General Strike

September 1, 2015
Copy Editing

About Canada: Women's Rights

July 1, 2015
Developmental Editing

Academia, Inc.: How Corporatization Is Transforming Canadian Universities

April 1, 2015
Copy Editing

Accumulation and Constraint: Biomedical Development and Advanced Industrial Health

February 1, 2014
Developmental Editing

Rebel Without a Pause: A Memoir

October 1, 2013
Copy Editing

Ethical Consumption

October 1, 2013
Copy Editing

Yellow Ribbons: The Militarization of National Identity in Canada

September 1, 2013
Copy Editing

Editing & Proofreading
FAQ

What is the difference between copy editing and proofreading?

Whether your piece needs to be copy edited or proofread essentially depends on what stage your piece is in. When you’re happy with what you’ve written but want to be sure it reads well, will be clearly understood, and is grammatically sound, you should have it copy edited. A copy edit will correct issues of grammar and sentence structure – like an awkwardly worded sentence or a comma splice. When you’re ready for your piece to go to print, to production, or live online but want to be sure there aren’t any rogue typos, you should have it proofread. A proofread will flag any missed grammatical or formatting but won’t make changes to sentence structure or content.

Why is editing important?

In order for your message to be received – whether that’s the words on your website, the description on your product, or the chapters of your book – your writing needs to be accessible, engaging, and clear. Often, when we spend so much of our time writing, it can be challenging to step back and see our writing objectively, or from the perspective of our audience. Editing is important because it ensures that your writing is as clear and coherent as possible. Editing also ensures that your writing is free of errors that can not only trip up a reader but can make you seem less credible. A lot of editing work is invisible – if a piece is well edited, you shouldn’t notice any errors or discrepancies in the writing. You can read more about the benefits of an editor here.

How long does it take to copy edit 1000 words?

This really depends on the experience of the copy editor and the state that your writing is in! If a writer hasn’t taken the time to look over and revise their own writing, it may have more errors than if they have read through it a few times. Unfortunately, there is no hard and fast rule for how long a copy edit takes – it truly depends on the writer, the editor, and the state of the writing.

Get in Touch

Whether you have a specific project you need help with or you’re interested in talking about how you can get your ideas on the page, I’m happy to talk shop.

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