Edited Works

While I work for a number of businesses, magazines, and editing companies that require I remain anonymous, I've compiled a short list of some of the projects I've worked on (and continue to work on).

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Strings of Chance

May 2019

"Life is a song, sing it well!" is probably my favourite tagline. This tale of fantasy and mystery follows Edson Pye on his (mis)adventures to win the Bard's Challenge. After an encounter with a mage, Edson finds himself the center of attention for his music...and murder.

I worked on a manuscript assessment and follow-up copy edit on this novel. I immediately loved the idea of a bard as a protagonist—especially given that Edson's character is so well-written (even if I didn't like him immediately). It's a lighter fantasy with a whole heap of intrigue and Edson's story (and character) really grows on you. Jeff Pryor did a solid job creating a believable world and even wrote several songs to immerse readers even further into this bard's story.

The Medina Device

TBD, mid-2019

An action thriller following three, highly trained thieves and the detective trying to catch them. I don't want to say any more just yet so stay tuned!

I did a manuscript assessment on this one and then a copy edit. I'm very excited for this debut novel's release!

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Lady of Wrath #2

March 2019

A comic series about a deadly assassin's revenge that ended up being a lot more heartrending (in more ways than one) when I read it. Austin Chuck-Yin writes an evocative origin story in the first issue that's further brought to life in the gorgeous, high-detailed artistry of Oliver Castañeda.

While I didn't edit the first issue, I've been brought on to work on Issue #2 (set to be released in 2019) and the rest of the series. I still highly recommend getting your hands on the first issue to learn this story's origin before the second issue of "Lady of Wrath" is unleashed!

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Inside Voices

October 2018

Lesley Donaldson offers her first speculative fiction anthology for free! It's a delightful read as she offers both dark and light stories in the horror, fantasy, and science fiction genres. 

I was asked to do a last minute copy edit most of the stories in this one and was pleasantly surprised by the actual range in tone and plot from a single author especially when it opened with an almost Lovecraftian horror with "Line of Sacrifice." I didn't know what to expect! Quite a few of the stories end with a twist and I thought each was charming in its own way (my favourites being "The River Strickwells" and "Talking Heads in the Dark").

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Cauldron 2018 (Fall) - 2019 (Spring) Issues

August 2018, March 2019

Edited by Shane HeronRicky Lima, and Sam Noir

A comic anthology that first reminded me of "Heavy Metal" in its raw, but artistic, portrayal of supernatural stories. The artwork is beautiful and chilling and the tales within are sure to tantalize and horrify. 

It was an incredible experience to work with so many writers and artists on this one. I'm the listed copy editor on the first two issues (Fall 2018, Spring 2019) and currently the copy editor going forward too!

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The Warden's Call

February 2018

by Nino Vecia and Giancarlo Vecia

"An ultimately twisted story of Gods and the ways in which their flaws influence the humans they watch over. This colourful world of fantasy and adventure tells a tale of how power can corrupt even those with the strongest resolve and one God’s journey for salvation and redemption. A 116-page novel featuring 12 illustrations bound in a linen hardcover with foil stamping."

I was the content and copy editor on this gorgeous, art-filled novella and I hope to work for the Vecia brothers on their sequel!

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The Damsel and the Dragon

August 2017

A whimsical fantasy tale following two very different individuals: Lin, a runaway trying to find her fortune, and Seth, a mysterious man trying to outrun the obligations of his clan. The story is filled with dragons and magic which, naturally, made it an instant favourite for me.

I did a light content edit and copy edit on this novel. McKinnon's been a long-time friend and client and I absolutely love reading her work. I would have preferred a tiny bit more time with it, but the book is still absolutely brilliant.

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Online Magazines and Blogs

March 2017 to Present

by various authors

Another one of my long-time, behind-the-scenes contracts is with several online magazines and blogs hiring me on as a copy editor. They all have very different workflows, but my job is the same in all of them: make sure the articles go out completely error-free and according to the publication's style guide!

Probably some of my favourite clients in terms of quick turnarounds and consistency, but I don't get any kind of interaction with the writers (which sometimes causes confusion)! I can say every managing editor I work under right now is absolutely wonderful though (and how they organise so many writers and copy editors is incredible).

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Academia Draconia

November 2016

A whimsical fantasy tale following two very different individuals: Lin, a runaway trying to find her fortune, and Seth, a mysterious man trying to outrun the obligations of his clan. The story is filled with dragons and magic which, naturally, made it an instant favourite for me.

I did a light content edit and copy edit on this novel. McKinnon's been a long-time friend and client and I absolutely love reading her work. I would have preferred a tiny bit more time with it, but the book is still absolutely brilliant.

Academic Journal Articles

March 2017 to Present

by various professors and students

Most work editors do is in the background and that was the case for my first few years of editing! I started work as a copy editor for students and then, shortly after, professors both in and outside my first university hired me on (mostly a copy editor and occasionally as a transcriber).

While I can't name names, I can say I've edited work published in Canadian Psychological Association journals including the Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science and Canadian Psychology.

I still do academic editing for long-time clients and through various websites, but it isn't the majority of my work load these days.

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