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Tim Baril

Timothy Baril

Saint Albert, AB T8N2J3
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As both author and editor, I specialize in the magic and emotion of story craft and I really enjoy working with creative writing. I love pulling a story apart, exploring the author's imagination and messages, and then finding better ways of reaching the audience. If you're looking for developmental editing of your manuscript, I can definitely help. From story conception to finished manuscript, I can assist with grammar, style and the technical aspects too. All genres welcome, including adult. Authors who want their story to be the best it can be before releasing it to the world: welcome!

I also enjoy working with non-fiction material and have interests in health and fitness, education, philosophy, history, global affairs, science and social sciences. I'm comfortable working on reports, media, textbooks and much more. 

I have lived and worked in Japan as an English teacher. So if you're looking for someone with work/study abroad experience, someone who understands living in a different culture and being a cultural ambassador, I can help. Overseas, I developed a strong ability with plain language, as it is essential in effective communication, especially when English isn't someone's first language.


Bachelor of Arts: History, University of British Columbia
Currently enrolled in the Simon Fraser University Editing Program

4 years sales management
8 years teaching English (All levels, Elem to Post Secondary)
Professional Writer since 2014
Professional Editor since 2017 

Editing Experience:
Manuscript critiques, copyediting and developmental editing for independent authors. Reviews from clients can be found on my website,


Contact me:

KIK ID: TimBaril
LINE ID: 8373829

Editorial Skills

  • Developmental or project editing
  • Plain language
  • Writing


  • Books, self-published
  • Fiction