My job as an editor is always to help writers communicate clearly and effectively.

When you have invested hard work and expertise in your content, you need to be certain your message is perfectly clear. Whether you need to reach and persuade decision makers, impress journal editors, secure the respect and approval of your graduate committee, or enable your students to master concepts and achieve learning objectives, I can help. I provide professional editing services that ensure your text is clean, clear, consistent, and tailored to the needs and expectations of your audience.

I specialize in editing distance-learning courses and academic writing, especially journal articles, conference papers, and theses.

Whether you need a final polish on content you are ready to publish or structural assistance on an early draft, I can help with the editing service you need to make your words shine.


What I Do


Academic Editing

Some of the academic and technical materials I edit:

  • graduate theses and dissertations*
  • scholarly articles for journal submission
  • conference proceedings

*Dissertation and thesis editing requires prior approval from academic supervisors according to the agreement set out in Editors Canada’s Guidelines for Ethical Editing of Theses/Dissertations.

ESL Editing

If English is not your first language, it can be especially difficult to edit and proofread your own writing. I have worked extensively with non-native writers over the past 20 years as a teacher, online tutor, and editor. I can smooth and polish your work by editing to correct errors in grammar, syntax, and vocabulary.

Distance Learning

For distance-education and e-learning materials, a substantive or structural edit can incorporate an instructional-design review focused on the following:

  • course objectives, learning objectives, learning outcomes
  • course structure and content
  • assessments, including self-assessments and assignments
  • navigation and directions to students/learners




I follow the professional standards of Editors Canada. Depending on the stage and needs of your project, I can provide some or all of the following editing services:

  • structural/substantive editing
  • stylistic editing
  • copy editing
  • proofreading

If you need help deciding what level of editing you need, Editors Canada’s definitions of editorial skills may help. Contact me, and we can discuss what will be most cost effective for you.