Introduction

As you can see if you explore the rest of my website, I’m a writer and editor. I’ve published four books, and have written several others that I haven’t published (yet). I am currently working on one that I plan to publish in 2020. I’ve also written many smaller pieces that have been published, both personal and professional.

I also have 25 years experience carrying out editing as part of my professional work as an academic librarian (books for publishers, articles for peer-reviewed journals), as well as for individuals when I worked full time as a freelance editor. I’ve also served on the editorial boards for academic journals (and am on one currently) and have been the chief editor of two professional magazines. If you are interested in checking out the details, please see my résumé or list of publication credits.

I have both a BA(Hons) and an MA in English.

My editing experience has been much beyond simply academic texts. I’ve edited novels, non-fiction books for publishers on a wide range of topics, booklets, letters, articles, and much more.

My main aim is always to help you produce clear, clean, and simple writing, arranged in the best flow and with the right words, so that the reader never pauses at a puzzlement or gets lost in jargon and poor organization.

You can also check out my editing profile on the Editors Canada website here.

Services

Please contact me if you would like editing help of any kind, for a small or large project. Copyediting (checking all the details), structural editing (advice on order, flow, and overall structure), proofreading (editing your typeset pages), and indexing (back of the book) are the main things I do, but I’m happy to offer other services as well.

Perhaps you are just getting started and need advice on how to get past the blank page? Or you’ve written some pages already and need a second opinion on whether you are on the right track? Or you’ve written even more and know for a fact that you need a professional editor to rewrite it? Contact me and we can talk as a free consultation.

Rates

My standard rate is $75 per hour and I will provide you with a firm estimate of how many hours your project will take before I begin any work. If you’d prefer a rate by page, or an overall cost for a larger project, we can discuss that as well. I am flexible.

Contact Me

Email me any time at wayne@waynejones.ca, or call or text me at 613-884-8953.