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Maylon Gardner, Publishing Certificate

BC
Canada

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You write it, I right it. I am particularly interested in working with emerging writers who would like style guidance as well as a grammatical overview. If you are self-publishing or have completed your first writing project and aren't sure what your next step should be, message me. I'm happy to help buff your manuscript so it has a better chance of a successful publication run or submission to an agent.

I am a freelance editor with an HBA from Western in English and Comparative Literature and Culture as well as a Publishing Certificate from Ryerson (focused on editing and proofreading). School was useful in providing a variety of real manuscripts at different stages and in multiple genres for editing. My work experience (in health and fitness, business, sales, and marketing) is what really gave me the edge in the editing world. I edit a lot of business and marketing content for such sites as Divestopedia and companies like Aroma360. The majority of books I have edited have been in the same vein (business, marketing, self-development, health and wellness) though I also edit fiction, particularly sci-fi and fantasy, through Hades Publishing.

My goal is to maintain your voice and intention throughout your manuscript while providing the best edits and guidance possible to help you succeed. I will give you an honest assessment of your manuscript, followed by an editing cycle that will see a completed revision in your hands within 10-14 days (unless you've written a leviathon of a book, in which case we can talk about it).

I look forward to seeing all your stories!

Editorial Skills

  • Copy editing
  • On-screen editing
  • Online editing
  • Proofreading
  • Rewriting
  • Structural and substantive editing
  • Stylistic editing
  • Writing

Media/Genres

  • Advertising and marketing materials
  • Blogs
  • Booklets
  • Books, children's and young adult
  • Books, general
  • Books, self-help
  • Books, self-published
  • Briefs, précis, and executive summaries
  • Brochures
  • Business materials, general
  • Catalogues
  • E-books
  • E-materials, general
  • Fiction
  • Magazines
  • Newsletters
  • Proposals and evaluations
  • Public relations materials
  • Reports, other
  • Trade non-fiction

Subjects

  • Biography
  • Business
  • Canada
  • Communications
  • Construction and real estate
  • Culture
  • Economics
  • Food and drink
  • Health
  • Health and medicine, general
  • Humanities, general
  • Industry and manufacturing
  • Lifestyles
  • Literature
  • North America
  • Outdoor recreation
  • Psychology and mental health
  • Social sciences
  • Society, general
  • Sports
  • Travel and tourism
  • United States