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Tiffany Sostar

Tiffany Sostar Consulting

Calgary, AB
Canada
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Experienced public speaker, available to talk to groups and associations about editors and editing.

Profile

I can edit your fiction, creative non-fiction, academic paper, thesis, dissertation, or book. I can help you develop and polish your newsletter, or brochures for your organization, or edit your 'zine or script. Proof reading, copy editing, structural editing, research assistance... I can do all of that. I bring a gentle and insightful editing voice, and a keen eye for detail.

What I’m best at is reading for intersectionality, accessibility, and inclusivity. If you want an informed eye reading for the soundness of your theory, or the diversity and inclusivity of your fiction, I'm the right editor for you.

Diversity, intersectionality, and queer and trans awareness are important in academic works, of course, but also in fiction and creative non-fiction. Bringing a holistic view of how politics get (often unintentionally) woven through even the most apolitical writing can help you say what you mean to say, and avoid saying the things you don't mean. Although I am happy to edit a wide variety of works, I am particularly excited to work with writers who are marginalized themselves, or writing about marginalized characters or issues.

I'm also an excellent research assistant, and have worked with projects as diverse as queer family law, feminist science education, polyamory in family law, feminist pornography, and media studies.

Editorial Skills

  • Copy editing
  • Proofreading
  • Research and fact-checking
  • Structural and substantive editing
  • Writing

Media/Genres

  • Academic books and monographs
  • Academic materials, general
  • Academic papers and essays
  • Blogs
  • Fiction
  • Newsletters
  • Poetry
  • Theses and dissertations

Subjects

  • Culture
  • Gender studies
  • Humanities, general
  • Literature