If you’re searching for a list of book editors in Toronto, below are 12 providers of book editing you should take a look at.
A freelance editor, writer, and mentor, Jennifer D. Foster is the owner of Planet World, a company through which she provides services for clients with different kinds of projects. She has experience in all genres, from children’s fiction to nonfiction, in educational materials, web content, book reviews, and more. Jennifer is a member of the Toronto branch of Editors Canada, of the Canadian Children’s Book Centre, and of the Professional Writers Association of Canada, among others.
Her areas of specialty are countless, and they include arts and culture, homes and renovation, health, medicine, and wellness, social trends and society, education, entertainment, and culinary arts – a full list can be found here. In terms of services, Jennifer can provide structural editing, stylistic editing, substantive editing, developmental editing, proofreading, fact-checking, and others.
If interested, she can provide you with a free quote, an estimated price, and a proposed delivery date. To find out more, you can contact her online.
Ever since 1999, Stephanie Fysh has been gaining experience as a freelance editor and proofreader. Whether we’re talking about grammar textbooks or literary fiction, Stephanie has experience in a vast range of genres and writing styles. Some of the books edited by her have won prizes such as the Shaughnessy Cohen Award for Political Writing and the Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Nonfiction. Among her clients we can name HarperCollins Canada.
In terms of services, she provides manuscript evaluation, substantive editing, stylistic editing, copy editing, proofreading, back-of-the-book indexing, and a few others described here. When it comes to the first two, she is specialized in providing them for fiction projects (including science fiction and fantasy), while the following three are particularly available for adult and YA fiction, as well as for trade nonfiction.
You can get an estimate here if you send her your name, your preferred email address, the services you need, a description of your project, your word count, and your outside deadline.
Tracy Bordian is the owner and operator of At Large Editorial Services, a company which she established after more than 25 years in the book publishing industry. Tracy is a freelance editor and book producer who has worked with brands like Penguin Random House, HarperCollins, and Pearson. She previously worked as a managing editor for Penguin Canada and as a production manager for Pearson Canada.
Through At Large Editorial Services, Tracy is able to provide clients with a full range of editing, book production, proofreading, marketing support, and book sales services. This is available for a wide range of clients, which includes entrepreneurs, publishers, authors, non-profit organizations, and corporate clients. Since there aren’t many details regarding these services on the website, taking into consideration their clients’ testimonials would certainly help in making a decision.
If you want to obtain an estimate or to ask for more details, you can do so by accessing this page.
4. Alicia Peres
With over 20 years of experience in the field, Alicia Peres is a professional editor and indexer. In terms of training, she attended the publishing program at Ryerson University, where she was also nominated for the Rosemary Shipton Award for Excellence in Book Editing. Even more, she took editing-related courses of professional development through Editors Canada as well. Alicia is specialized in nonfiction, which includes art, scholarly books in the humanities, and websites.
Whether you’re a small press, a non-profit, or a writer, she is open to helping you with your project. Alicia can provide substantive editing, stylistic editing, rewriting, copy editing, and proofreading. Each of the mentioned services is described here – for instance, you will find that stylistic editing is meant to improve your flow and to clarify your message, among others.
With an average response time of 24 hours, you can contact Alicia for more information by using this online form – if you decide to work with her, you will most likely be asked to send a sample of your work before deciding upon any details.
Kristine Thronley is a freelance editor with a certificate in publishing from Ryerson University, one in library studies from Memorial University, and with a BSc in neuroscience and biology from University of Toronto. The latter allowed her to do freelance writing in the fields of health and science in the beginning of her career, which eventually led her to teaching. Currently, she is an instructor at both Queens University and George Brown College.
Kristine can provide copy editing, medical copy editing, proofreading, and instructing. When it comes to the first service, you will essentially receive help with spelling and grammar, with usage errors, factual errors, consistency, potential copyright issues, and a few others. To find out more, you can read about all of them here.
If you need help with your project, you can reach Kristine by sending her this form – you will have to mention your word count, subject, deadline, and other such details which may be of interest.
With over 15 years of experience in the field, Heather Camlot is a professional editor, writer, and translator who works both freelance and in-house. Her editing career began in the copyediting department of Ladies’ Home Journal, only for her to subsequently become an editor for Style at Home, and a copyeditor for TV Guide Canada. In terms of education, she has a BA in Communication studies from Concordia University and an MA in Journalism from New York University. Currently, she is a member of several organizations, such as Canadian Children’s Book Centre and Editors’ Association of Canada.
Heather can provide writing and editing for consumer publications, substantive and structural editing, stylistic editing, copy editing, proofreading, research and fact-checking, advertorial writing, and a few others. Her areas of specialty also include culture, travel, health, home décor, family, lifestyle, and crafts. However, she has more interests, such as history or mental health.
You can obtain an estimate or simply find out more information by sending her this form.
7. Dan Varrette
A freelance editor and a member of the Editors’ Association of Canada, Dan Varrette has over 15 years of experience in the book publishing industry and 5 years of experience as a full-time in-house editor. Accustomed with both traditional publishing and self-publishing, his projects have so far involved books of self-help, poetry, business and personal finance, science fiction and fantasy, literary fiction, and mystery and thriller. When it comes to education, he has a BA in English from York University and a certificate in copy editing from Ryerson University, among others.
Dan can provide the following services: substantive editing, where he will help you clarify or reorganize the logical flow or structure of your manuscript, stylistic editing and copy editing, which involve clarifying the meaning of your work, simplifying word usage, eliminating jargon and clichés, correcting grammar, and others as such, and proofreading. Even more, he also has a Writers’ Resources section on his website, where you can find works that may help you improve your writing skills.
If you wish to request a free quote, you can do so by using the contact information displayed here.
8. Nate Hendley
A professional writer, speaker, and journalist, Nate Hendley has a BA in Cultural Studies from Trent University and he started his freelancing career soon after studying journalism at Conestoga College. His work experience is quite varied – he has provided writing and proofreading services for corporate clients, given public presentations, worked as a blog content manager, as a reporter, and others as such. Nate is currently a member of the Professional Writers Association of Canada.
Although editing isn’t his main activity, the experience he gained in various fields of work allows him to provide editing services as well. He is available for proofreading when it comes to books, speeches, press releases, and others, and for copy editing. However, he does not offer many details regarding this matter, so it would be best to ask him about it. Besides editing, Nate also provides writing services (samples can be found here), media training, teaching, and blogging.
Heather Kohlmann is a freelance copy editor with a BA in Journalism from Ryerson University. She is specialized in both fiction and nonfiction books, as well as in screenplays/scripts written by independent authors. In terms of preferences, she particularly enjoys editing speculative and historical fiction. Heather is currently a member of Editors Canada, where she earned the role of communications chair for two years, until 2016.
Heather Kohlmann can provide copy editing starting at $35 CAD/hr – this service essentially involves the correction of grammar, punctuation, and spelling, the clarification of meaning, the elimination of jargon, and other such procedures. She can also provide proofreading for $30 CAD/hr and fact-checking (beginning at $35 CAD/hr), which is relevant especially for nonfiction and historical fiction manuscripts.
Luckily, Heather can send a free sample for up to 1000 words of your manuscript, if you want to become familiar with her editing style. Before, though, you can check out her Testimonials section as well. To find out more, you can reach her here.
Michael Mandarano has more than 10 years of experience in both freelance and in-house proofreading and copy editing. Furthermore, he can provide e-book formatting services for self-publishing authors, and he can code in HTML and work in numerous file formats, such as InDesign and PDF.
His copy editing services involve checking for grammar, punctuation, and spelling errors, ease of reading, and consistency. Inappropriate phrasing, incorrect word usage, as well as sentence structure will also be reviewed. Even though the author’s voice will be maintained throughout the manuscript, fact-checking will be conducted if necessary, as Michael strives for accuracy. Along with having your work improved by a copy editor, you will also receive comments and suggestions. You can find out more about the services provided here.
If you want to obtain an estimate or to simply discuss your project, you can contact Michael online.
11. Rachel Small
An Advanced Professional Member of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading, Rachel Small is a Toronto-based editor who works closely with her clients in order to obtain the best version of their projects. She has a vast experience in both fiction and nonfiction, and she is specialized in urban fantasy, women’s fiction, travel stories, memoirs, autobiographies, and inspirational stories.
In terms of services, Rachel can provide structural editing, stylistic editing, copy editing, manuscript evaluation, rewriting, and proofreading. Even though she doesn’t offer much information regarding the matter on her website, her professionalism reflects in the testimonials of her clients.
If you want to discuss your project with her, feel free to do so by using the contact information displayed here.
12. Nellwyn Lampert
A freelance editor and writer, Nellwyn Lampert has a BA in Playwriting from York University and an MFA in Creative Nonfiction from University of King’s College. Besides her freelancing career, she is also a nonfiction editor at The Puritan, an editorial assistant at MUSICultures, and a writer at BookRags.
When it comes to services, Nellwyn can offer writing coaching, developmental editing, and copy editing. The second one involves the improvement of the structure, voice, tone, content, plot, thematic development, and character development, as well as an editorial letter which summarizes the overall feedback, among others. Copy editing is done by the rules of the Chicago Manual of Style.
You can request an estimate and ask for any additional information here.
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