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Erin Parker

Coquitlam, BC V3B 0E6
Canada

Profile

 

Professional bookworm and freelance editor of fiction and trade non-fiction with in-house experience at HarperCollins and Penguin Random House Canada.

 

The services I offer include manuscript assessments and consultations, structural and substantive editing, stylistic editing, copy editing and proofreading of trade books for adults and young readers.

 

A longtime advocate for authors and readers, I’ve become an expert and empathetic collaborator by wearing many hats—as an editor, writer, teacher and scholar of literature. Organized, thorough, and approachable, I’m a creative problem solver who always keeps both the tiny details and the bigger picture in focus no matter the project or the deadline. I work with both publishers and independent authors and I would love to talk to you about how I can help bring out the best in your book.

 

BA and MA, English, University of Western Ontario; PhD, English, University of Toronto (where I have also taught several literature courses); post-graduate training, Ryerson University courses in trade publishing, copy editing and editing books for children and teens

 

Editorial Skills

  • Consulting and manuscript evaluation
  • Copy editing
  • Proofreading
  • Structural and substantive editing
  • Stylistic editing

Media/Genres

  • Books, children's and young adult
  • Books, general
  • Fiction
  • Fiction, mystery
  • Trade non-fiction

Subjects

  • Animals
  • Biography
  • Culture
  • Food and drink
  • Gender studies
  • History
  • History, Canadian
  • Humanities, general
  • Lifestyles
  • Literature
  • Society, general
  • Sports