The services I offer are:

  • Structural Editing (advice on overall structure)
  • Stylistic Editing (advice on order, flow, and choice of wording)
  • Copy Editing (checking all the details for accuracy, consistency, grammar, spelling, etc.)
  • Proofreading (editing your typeset pages for both content and look)
  • Indexing (back of the book)

I’m also happy to offer other services as well, including original writing or substantial rewriting.

Perhaps you are just getting started and need advice on how to get past the blank screen? Or you’ve written some pages already and need a second opinion on whether you are on the right track? Or you’ve written even more and know for a fact that you need a professional editor to edit it and help with the writing? Or you have done all you can with your piece and you need an editor to review it in detail. Contact me and we can talk as a free consultation.

Email me any time at, or call or text me at 613-884-8953.


Because I’ve spent over 30 years writing my own novels and short stories, and also have studied English literature at university, I can especially help with not only editing but also critiquing of fiction. In addition, I’ve also spent the bulk of my career working in universities and have written, reviewed, and edited many academic articles and books, and so I also bring strong skills to the editing of theses or any academic material.

I have both a BA(Hons) and an MA in English language and literature, and am a member of Editors Canada, the national association representing professional editors. Check out my (brief) profile on the EC site here.

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(I can do writing or editing for the web, but I don’t do web or graphic design. These folks do though – they designed this website – and their knowledge is exceptional, their fees are reasonable, and they are easy to work with.)