Twitter, the office, the mountain tops … you’ve probably heard it before. Editors (and proof-readers) do not have the best reputation. I get it! You spend a lot of time, love, and sanity on your manuscript. You feel like its part of you. And then, along comes your editor ready to stab, strike out, and delete. And, as such, our reputation is that of a scaly, fire-breathing dragon. Or maybe a shrivel-y, cackling witch. I dunno, probably depends on the story. But, I digress.
The point I am here to make is that some of us are really lovely, I swear!
I promise, pinkie swear, make oath and say, we care about your work. We love the written word. We want nothing more than to help you bring it out into the open in its best, most wonderful form. Need help getting your ideas on paper? We are here! Need someone to help ensure the substance is plump, persuasive, and perfect? At your service. Need some mechanics checked? Aye, aye, Captain! Style help? Me, me, me! Final proofread? Over here!
Oh, right, about me?
I have an Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto. I majored in English with minors in both Political Science and Canadian Studies. I also took classes from the Professional Writing faculty. I have taken advanced studies in grammar and punctuation, copyediting, line editing, stylistic editing, structural editing, and developmental editing. These studies were completed at Queens University and Mount Royal University.
Beyond qualifications, just know that I love writing, I love the English language, and I love to focus on the tiny details that make all the difference in the world of writing and publishing.
Oh, and if you’re ever looking for me, you’ll find me in a comfy chair with a cat, a cup of tea, and a good crime novel.
Carly is excellent, thorough and lovely to talk to! She took my writing, improved it and kept my voice intact. She took the stress out of writing!