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Donna L. Dawson, CPE

111 Murray Drive
Aurora, ON L4G 2C6
Canada
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Awards

  • President's Award (2011)

Certifications

  • Certified Professional Editor (CPE) (2009)
  • Certified Copy Editor (2007)
  • Certified Proofreader (2006)
  • Certified Structural and Stylistic Editor (2009)

Editors Canada Volunteer Participation

  • Certification (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)
  • Publications (2011)
  • Toronto Branch (2012, 2013, 2014)

Profile

Certified Professional Editor. I ensure your text says what you want it to say, is clear and engaging and is right for your audience. I help my clients – including self-publishing authors – by asking lots of questions, making creative suggestions and being easy to work with. I'm pretty quick, too. 

I have an honours degree in theatre and have been editing since 1995, working on financial and business material, stock market research reports, medical journals, continuing medical education programs, nutrition and health material (especially cancer care), brochures and advertising, self-help books, magazine articles and educational materials. I've even proof-read billboards. I've helped more than a dozen authors successfully self-publish their books, many in the field of small business, family business and personal finance.

If you're looking to outsource editing, proofreading or rewriting to a freelancer, give me a call or click "Contact person by email" at right to reach me by email.

Clients say:

-- "You have made a tremendous difference."

-- “Know how extremely grateful we are to have found you for this project. Your skill set, plus your flexibility and lightning-fast turnaround, helped make this a great success.”

-- “She is easy to talk to, practical, exceedingly bright, direct, professional and efficient.”

-- “Your excellent work has taken our home made manual to the professional level.”

-- “Donna’s skills as an editor are precise and thoughtful… Not only is she a pleasure to work with, but her ideas are concise, intelligent and illuminating”

-- “You’re a genius!”

 

Editorial Skills

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

Media/Genres

  • Academic books and monographs
  • Academic materials, general
  • Advertising and marketing materials
  • Booklets
  • Books, general
  • Books, self-help
  • Books, self-published
  • Brochures
  • Business materials, general
  • Conference materials
  • Dictionaries, directories, and encyclopedias
  • Educational materials, general
  • Hand-written materials
  • Periodicals, general
  • Reports, other
  • Teachers' guides
  • Tests and assessment materials
  • Theses and dissertations
  • Trade non-fiction
  • Websites

Subjects

  • Arts
  • Biography
  • Business
  • Construction and real estate
  • Culture
  • Energy, mines and natural resources
  • Finance and taxation
  • Health
  • Health and medicine, general
  • Health care
  • Medicine
  • Medicine, alternative
  • Pharmaceuticals