Get the editing services you need

Word doc or PDF? Print or digital? Did you know that different file formats, and different types of publications, have unique editing requirements? I use editorial best practices and up-to-date tools to ensure that your file gets the edit it deserves.

Types of editing services

I provide stylistic editing, copy editing, and proofreading services, as outlined by the Editors’ Association of Canada. Additionally, I offer desktop publishing services for a wide variety of materials.

Please note that the accompanying table is a general guideline. I am happy to assess your working file and can discuss editorial needs and recommendations on a case-by-case basis before work begins.

Stylistic editing

Editing to clarify meaning, ensure coherence and flow, and refine the language. It includes:

  • eliminating jargon, clich├ęs, and euphemisms
  • establishing or maintaining the language level appropriate for the intended audience, medium, and purpose
  • adjusting the length and structure of sentences and paragraphs
  • establishing or maintaining tone, mood, style, and authorial voice or level of formality

Copy editing

Editing to ensure correctness, accuracy, consistency, and completeness. It includes:

  • editing for grammar, spelling, punctuation, and usage
  • checking for consistency and continuity of mechanics and facts, including anachronisms, character names, and relationships
  • editing tables, figures, and lists
  • notifying designers of any unusual production requirements
  • developing a style sheet or following one that is provided
  • correcting or querying general information that should be checked for accuracy


Examining material after layout or in its final format to correct errors in textual and visual elements. It includes:

  • checking typeset proofs against original manuscript to ensure copy capture
  • checking accuracy of page elements, including running heads and folios, chapter/section numbers, and headings
  • checking page breaks and location of art
  • checking page numbers in table of contents and cross-references
  • flagging grievous errors in spelling or grammar
  • checking page corrections against mark-up, if applicable

Desktop publishing

  • design and file formatting for print or electronic distribution, including PDF, EPUB, e-newsletters, websites, and blogs