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Barbara Booth


I am an experienced editor specializing in many areas of science (especially biology, botany, ecology, genetics, and chemistry) as well as math. I am a skilled developmental, substantive, and stylistic editor and have worked on primary, high school, and university-level print and digital materials including textbooks, teacher resources, and academic journal articles. I have also managed complex projects.

I am reliable, efficient and meet deadlines.

Previous clients include Nelson Education, Pearson, and Rubicon Publishing.


Ph.D. (Botany), University of Guelph

M.Sc. (Plant Ecology), Laurentian University

B.Sc. (Botany, Environmental Studies, Geography), University of Toronto

Editorial Skills

  • Canadianization
  • Developmental or project editing
  • Layout and design
  • On-screen editing
  • Online editing
  • Plain language
  • Production editing
  • Research and fact-checking
  • Rewriting
  • Structural and substantive editing
  • Stylistic editing
  • Writing


  • Academic materials, general
  • Academic papers and essays
  • E-books
  • E-materials, general
  • Educational materials, general
  • Study guides
  • Teachers' guides
  • Tests and assessment materials
  • Textbooks, college and university
  • Textbooks, elementary and high school
  • Theses and dissertations
  • Websites


  • Arts
  • Canada
  • Ecology and environment
  • Geography
  • Life sciences
  • Mathematics and statistics
  • Sciences, general