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Wendy Scavuzzo

Editorial Elements

11 Whiteville Crt.
Stouffville, ON L4A 4M6
Canada
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You've just found an eagle-eyed copy editor, proofreader, fact checker, and researcher. I'm meticulous and diligent at establishing and maintaining style, consistency, clarity, and order in all projects. I employ a wealth of resources to track down elusive facts and information. I'm highly skilled at rooting out and eliminating plagiarism in teacher's resources, textbooks, and non-fiction publications for children and adults. 

I'm well known for my attention to detail, and I love to work on catalogues, atlases, cookbooks, bibliographies, and other projects that have lots of little details. 

I've worked extensively in WriteRAP as a Production Editor — a role that encompasses the styling, formatting, copy editing, and proofreading of a publication. I also have extensive experience in Canadianization, Americanization, and elimination of Britishisms. 

I've worked on a wide variety of genres and subjects, and I'm always willing to venture into new areas. In addition to the subjects listed below, I have a keen interest in photography, metal detecting, local history, antiques, deafness, sign language, gardening, wildflowers, birdwatching, weather, severe storms, storm chasing, lightning, clouds, volcanoes, tornadoes, knitting, crocheting, yarn crafts, weight training, rock hounding, stamp collecting, exercise, walking, weight loss, food and nutrition, food allergies, natural remedies, headaches and migraines, health and wellness, black-and-white films, rock and roll, and the fashion, music, and bands of the '50s, '60s, '70s, and '80s.  

Please contact me to discuss your project requirements. Just click the red "Contact person by email" hyperlink on the upper right to send me an email.  

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Editorial Skills

  • Canadianization
  • Copy editing
  • Indexing
  • Mark-up and coding
  • Metrication
  • On-screen editing
  • Production editing
  • Proofreading
  • Referencing
  • Research and fact-checking
  • Rewriting
  • Structural and substantive editing
  • Stylistic editing
  • Writing

Media/Genres

  • Advertising and marketing materials
  • Anthologies
  • Bibliographies
  • Booklets
  • Books, children's and young adult
  • Books, general
  • Books, self-help
  • Brochures
  • Catalogues
  • Cookbooks
  • E-materials, general
  • Educational materials, general
  • Fiction
  • Indexes
  • Manuals and how-to books
  • Newsletters
  • Plays and screenplays
  • Study guides
  • Style guides
  • Teachers' guides
  • Tests and assessment materials
  • Textbooks, elementary and high school
  • Trade non-fiction

Subjects

  • Aboriginal people
  • Animals
  • Archaeology and ancient history
  • Biography
  • Canada
  • Culture
  • Earth sciences
  • Ecology and environment
  • Energy, mines and natural resources
  • Entertainment
  • Family
  • Finance and taxation
  • Food and drink
  • Government
  • Grammar and linguistics
  • Handicrafts
  • Health and medicine, general
  • History
  • History, Canadian
  • Humanities, general
  • Life sciences
  • Literature
  • Mathematics and statistics
  • Psychology and mental health
  • Sciences, general
  • Social sciences
  • Society, general