Hundreds of experienced editors have profiles in the Online Directory of Editors (ODE). Searching for an editor to suit your requirement is easy.
Types of searches
The ODE offers a powerful search engine to help you find the right editor. You can browse the ODE by name or create a custom search criteria.
Browse by name
Search by custom criteria
The search filters available are as follows:
Add terms to this text box and your results will include editors who include these exact terms in their profile. Use plurals if you want to match plurals. The keyword search looks for matches in the editor's Media/genres, Editorial skills and Subjects lists, as well as in the Statement. Furthermore, an editor's profile contains a list called Other interests, and the keyword search will also look for matches in this list. A matching word in an editor's Subjects list will rank his or her profile higher than a matching word in the list of Other interests.
Skills and Experience
If you're trying to find the right categories under which to search, these questions may help:
Select one of these three buttons to choose editors based Anywhere (the default) or to limit results to editors based in Canada who are Within XX km of a Canadian postal code, or editors based Outside Canada. Many editors are quite used to working with clients who are not "local."
This filter can help you find an editor who works in one or both official languages, or an editor who works in another language. The list of languages available is compiled directly from ODE profiles. If you need a translator, it may help to also select Translation from the Editorial skills.
Number of search criteria
You may specify several search criteria at one time (e.g., "proofreading" under Editorial skills AND "newsletters" under Media/genres) if you're looking for an editor with a particular set of qualifications. Remember, the more search criteria you use, the fewer matches will result.
Can't find what you need?
What happens if no editor listed in the ODE seems to have the right experience, or if you're not quite sure what sort of editor you require? Remove one or more criteria and try again. Versatility and the ability to generalize are the stock-in-trade of most editors. For example, an editor who can lay out a magazine page can probably lay out a study guide. Reading through the Definitions of Editorial Skills can help you decide what you need.
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