I offer the following services:

  • Structural (also called substantive and developmental) editing: revise, cut, expand, reorder, and sometimes write original material to fill in gaps
  • Stylistic editing: eliminate jargon, clichés, wordiness, and repetition; fit language to audience; restructure sentences and paragraphs to maintain flow while preserving tone, authorial voice, and level of formality
  • Copy editing: edit for spelling, grammar, usage, and punctuation; check for consistency and continuity; sometimes develop a style sheet for the project

I have experience editing the following subjects, genres, and styles: literature, cultural studies, art history, nursing and philosophy, qualitative studies in a variety of social science disciplines, reports and technical writing, newsletters, and APA and MLA style.

I copy edit graduate theses and dissertations after the student has successfully defended their work and with the supervisor’s approval (as per Editors Canada guidelines).

Please contact me for a free quotation. I quote on package rates rather than by the hour, as every project is different. Please provide me with

  • Sample pages (5 pages minimum)
  • Length of document to be edited
  • Date required for completion
  • Type of editing required


I have supported many graduate students through to completion of their theses and dissertations. First, I meet with you to determine your goal and timeline. Coaching is flexible and tailored to your needs. Some clients like to talk frequently; others want only occasional check-ins. I can support you with writing resources, goal setting, motivation, writing process, and perfectionism. As of 2022, I require explicit written permission from your supervisor to provide this service.

My hourly rate is $40.

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