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Elizabeth d'Anjou

4 Grove St.
Picton, ON K0K 2T0
Canada
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Experienced public speaker, available to talk to groups and associations about editors and editing.

EAC Volunteer Participation

  • Awards (2012)
  • Kingston Twig (2014, 2012)
  • Publications (2015, 2014)

Profile

I never planned to be an editor when I grew up–-who wants to go into the same profession as her mom? Yet somehow here I am, not only a freelance editor with over twenty years of experience (including two years in house), but an editing instructor as well. And loving it.

My special strengths include finding and fixing structural problems, translating jargon into accessible prose, developing lively online educational materials, copy-editing textbooks and ancillaries with precision and flair, and writing short informational pieces to order (profiles, sidebars, "vignettes," etc.).

Author communication is another strength; I've converted many a skeptical author to a deep appreciation for the editorial process.

A veteran instructor in Ryerson's Publishing Certificate Programme (and  author of its online grammar course), I am available to present workshops in editing-related subjects---bestsellers include Greatest Hits of Grammar,  Copy-Editing Basics, and Eight-Step Editing.

I have been on EAC's National Executive Council, run its annual conference, and co-chaired its Toronto branch (though not all at the same time).

Editorial Skills

  • Canadianization
  • Consulting and manuscript evaluation
  • Copy editing
  • Developmental or project editing
  • Editing translations
  • Indexing
  • Mark-up and coding
  • On-screen editing
  • Permissions
  • Plain language
  • Production editing
  • Proofreading
  • Research and fact-checking
  • Rewriting
  • Structural and substantive editing
  • Stylistic editing
  • Translation, French to English
  • Writing

Media/Genres

  • Anthologies
  • Bibliographies
  • Books, art and photography
  • Books, children's and young adult
  • Books, general
  • Books, self-help
  • Brochures
  • Business materials, general
  • Catalogues
  • Conference materials
  • E-materials, general
  • Educational materials, general
  • Government materials, general
  • In-house publications
  • Indexes
  • Manuals and how-to books
  • Policies and procedures
  • Reports, annual
  • Reports, other
  • Study guides
  • Teachers' guides
  • Textbooks, college and university
  • Textbooks, elementary and high school
  • Theses and dissertations
  • Trade non-fiction

Subjects

  • Arts
  • Biography
  • Business
  • Canada
  • Culture
  • Economics
  • Economy, politics, and law, general
  • Energy, mines and natural resources
  • Family
  • Government, federal
  • Government, municipal
  • Grammar and linguistics
  • Health and medicine, general
  • Health care
  • History, Canadian
  • Information technology
  • Outdoor recreation
  • Pedagogy
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Psychology and mental health
  • Religion and spirituality
  • Sciences, general
  • Social sciences