Editorial Services

Whether you’re looking for an editor to help you with the development and structure of your novel or book, or copy-editing services, I’d be pleased to offer you the benefit of 40 years of experience in the publishing industry as a writer, journalist, editor and publisher.

My rates run at $50.00 per hour. An average manuscript of about 80,000 words usually takes about 40 hours for a developmental edit, less for a copy-edit.

If you’re interested, email me a query outlining your needs, and from there we can discuss how to proceed.

Authors and their work I have previously published, most of which I edited:

Deb Salisbury:
  • Elephant’s Breath and London Smoke

Nate Hendley

  • Crystal Death (edited)
  • Motivate to Create (edited)
  • Al Capone (edited)
  • John Lennon (edited)
  • Dutch Schultz (edited)
  • Steven Truscott (edited)
  • The Boy on the Bicycle (shortlisted for the Crime Writer’s of Canada best non-fiction) (edited)

Alicia Hendley

  • A Subtle Thing (edited)
  • Type (edited)
  • Type2 (edited)

Patrick Lima and John Scanlon

  • The Organic Home Garden (edited)

H.A. Hargreaves

  • North by 2000+ (edited)
  • Growing Up Bronx (edited)

J.W. Schnarr

  • Things Falling Apart (edited)
  • A Quiet Place (edited)

Susan Forest

  • Immunity to Strange Tales (edited)

Ann Marston

  • Kingmaker’s Sword (edited)
  • Western King (edited)
  • Broken Blade (edited)
  • Cloudbearer’s Shadow (edited)
  • King of Shadows (edited)
  • Sword and Shadow (edited)
  • A Still and Bitter Grave (edited)
  • Diamonds in Black Sand (edited)

John Poulsen

  • Shakespeare for Readers’ Theatre: Romeo and Juliet; Hamlet; A Midsummer Night’s Dream
  • Shakespeare for Readers’ Theatre: The Merry Wives of Windsor; Othello: The Moor of Venice; Richard III; King Lear
Sally McBride
  • Indigo Time

Susan MacGregor

  • The Tattooed Witch (shortlisted for the Prix Aurora, best novel) (edited)
  • The Tattooed Seer (edited)
  • The Tattooed Queen (edited)

Candas Jane Dorsey

  • Black Wine (edited)

D.G. Laderoute

  • Out of Time (shortlisted for the Prix Aurora, best YA novel) (edited)
  • The Great Sky (edited)

Dave Duncan

  • The Runner and the Wizard
  • The Runner and the Saint
  • The Runner and the Kelpie
  • The Adventures of Ivor
  • The Eye of Strife
  • Eocene Station (shortlisted for the Endeavour Award)
  • One Velvet Glove
  • Pillar of Darkness
  • The Ethical Swordsman (shortlisted for the Endeavour Award) (edited)

Derryl Murphy

  • Wasps at the Speed of Sound (edited)

Leslie Gadallah

  • The Legend of Sarah
  • Cat’s Pawn
  • Cat’s Gambit
  • Cat’s Game

Jeff Minkevics

  • Shakespeare for Slackers: Romeo and Juliet (edited)
  • Shakespeare for Slackers: The Tragedy of Hamlet (edited)
  • Shakespeare for Slackers: The Tragedy of Macbeth (edited)
  • A Touch of Poison (shortlisted for the Prix Aurora) (edited)

Susan Bohnet

  • My Life as a Troll

Paula Johanson

  • King Kwong (edited)
  • Tower in the Crooked Wood (edited)
  • Prime Ministers of Canada: Pierre Elliott Trudeau (edited)

Nowick Gray

  • Hunter’s Daughter (edited)

Gordon Gibb

  • Prime Ministers of Canada: Lester B. Pearson (edited)

Colin Scheyen

  • Beyond Media Literacy (edited)

Marie Powell

  • Hawk

D.G. Valdron

  • The Mermaid’s Tale

C.P. Hoff

  • A Town Called Forget (long-listed for the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour) (edited)

Michael Skeet

  • A Poisoned Prayer (edited)
  • A Tangled Weave (edited)

Michelle Enzinas

  • Big Buttes Book (edited)

Joe Mahoney

  • A Time and a Place

Timothy Gwyn

  • Avians (edited)

Alison Lohans

  • Timefall

Michael Plested

  • Mik Murdoch: Boy Superhero (shortlisted for the Prix Aurora, YA Novel)
  • Mik Murdoch: The Power Within (edited)

Paul Lima

  • How to Write a Non-fiction Book in 60 Days
  • Harness the Power of Business Writing