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Claudia Forgas

Claudia Forgas Editorial Services

28 Ivy Lea Cres.
Toronto, ON
Canada

Profile

My number one job is to make your text the best it can be. A professional editor with 20 years’ experience, I provide copyediting, stylistic editing, rewriting, and proofreading services to clients including Saatchi + Saatchi, Pearson Education, Penguin, and the Ontario Ministry of Education.

I’ve edited over 130 books, 230 corporate and marketing materials, and 30 reports. I treat each project with care, respecting the work you’ve invested in it. My goal is to ensure that your text is clear, consistent, and grammatically correct. I also preserve your voice so that your text retains your personality and resonates with readers. Ultimately, I’m your intelligent reader and your champion.

I work closely with clients to ensure that I meet their expectations and the needs of each project. I understand that my clients’ publications are a reflection on them and their business. For that reason, I put quality first in all that I do.

Education

Master in Environmental Studies (York University), Publishing Certificate (Ryerson Polytechnic University), and Bachelor of Arts (Honours) (York University)

Volunteering

I was co-chair for the Toronto branch of the Editors Association of Canada from 2000 to 2001. I was also the professional development chair for the Toronto branch from 1999 to 2000. As well, I was a judge for the Tom Fairley Award for Editorial Excellence in 2000.

Client Comments

“Claudia is at the very top of the A-list for me. She is the editor you go to when you have a challenging manuscript, when you have authors that you would like to keep happy, or when you absolutely have to have the highest quality product. Claudia is an accomplished copy editor, proofreader, and production editor with extensive experience and superb editorial skills, consistency, dedication to detail, reliability, professionalism, punctuality, and tact. She always has more answers than questions—something that makes a project manager’s life so much easier. The added bonus to all of this is that Claudia is an absolute pleasure to work with!” (in-house production editor, publishing company)

“We have been working with Claudia for about 6+ years on our automotive business, and she has never let us down. Per the nature of our business, we run into many scenarios, some good, some not so good. Regardless, Claudia always pulls through in a calm and professional manner, and always with enthusiasm in her tone and a smile on her face. We can't do what we do without Claudia doing what she does.” (lead print producer, marketing agency)

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Editorial Skills

  • Canadianization
  • Copy editing
  • Mark-up and coding
  • On-screen editing
  • Production editing
  • Proofreading
  • Research and fact-checking
  • Rewriting
  • Stylistic editing

Media/Genres

  • Advertising and marketing materials
  • Anthologies
  • Booklets
  • Books, general
  • Brochures
  • Curriculum guidelines
  • Reports, annual
  • Reports, other
  • Style guides
  • Tests and assessment materials
  • Textbooks, college and university
  • Trade non-fiction

Subjects

  • Business
  • Canada
  • Communications
  • Ecology and environment
  • Government, provincial
  • Grammar and linguistics
  • Health care
  • Insurance
  • Labour and employment
  • Politics
  • Psychology and mental health
  • Social sciences