I have twenty years’ experience editing and am a member of Editors Canada and the Indexing Society of Canada.
My training includes courses in the publishing program at Ryerson University (where I was nominated for the Rosemary Shipton Award for Excellence in Book Editing) and professional development through Editors Canada in all aspects of editing. Workshops in technology and best practices keep my skills current.
I have a graduate degree in South Asian Studies and also did graduate work in English literature.
Specializations in non-fiction include scholarly books in the humanities, art (Canadian artists in particular), and websites, but I welcome a range of different subject areas, genres, and clients.
About My Work
Here’s what some clients have said.
“Crisp and on time.”
— Michael Grant, Chairman, Niagara Capital Partners, Toronto
(Job: copy editing and proofreading investment firm communications)
“Your editorial and writing skills are stellar. . . . I was really impressed with how you quickly understood my vision and were able write concise and beautiful copy that clearly expressed all my ideas. Your curiosity, creativity, and knowledge of brand marketing brought the project to a level beyond my expectations.”
— Aline Gilmore, Montreal
(Job: rewriting website content for a small business)
“Her understanding of the best practices of editorial excellence, her flexibility with my crazy traveling schedule, and her humour and bienveillance have added to the pleasure of seeing my detective story offered to an English-language audience. Merci beaucoup pour tout encore et encore.”
— Caroline Mondon (CFPIM, CIRM, CSCP, CDDP), International Supply Chain Consultant, Indre-sur-Loire, France
(Job: translation, stylistic edit, copy edit, and index of a French business book on supply chain management written in the form of a detective novel)
“Alicia writes or edits our communications to hit the right note with our different audiences, whether government, business, or the average person. She polishes things up that last 10 percent so everything’s looking good. Small organizations like ours need a level of professionalism, and Alicia brings it!”
— Marcus Ginder, Managing Director, RiverSides, Toronto
(Job: writing website content, rewriting and copy editing various communications, and grant writing for a non-profit organization)