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Rob Tilley

Rob Tilley Editing Services

213 Golfview. Ave.
Toronto, ON M4E 2K8
Canada
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Editors Canada Volunteer Participation

  • Marketing and Public Relations (2011, 2013)
  • Newsletter (2011, 2012)
  • Toronto Branch (2012, 2013)
  • Annual General Meeting (2013)

Profile

I fact check, copy edit and proofread children’s library books, fact check and copy edit articles for The Canadian Encyclopedia and proofread magazines (Sharp and the Literary Review of Canada —where I am the researcher). I have also worked with fiction authors Béatrice Detiège and Richard Weese (stylistic editing), and Greg McEwan (copy editing).

I favour a light touch in my work, aiming to preserve the author’s style. However, I am well versed in grammatical and stylistic issues and will strive for an error-free document, one that is uncluttered and easy to understand.

With varied personal interests, I bring a breadth of knowledge and skill to any project. I have always been a voracious reader of all manner of books and magazines. No morning is complete for me without a perusal of the day’s newspaper. I am well read in the science fiction genre and have read science magazines all my life. Etymology has always fascinated me, and because of this my old Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary is now a battered wreck. Other interests include movies and music. I have an Editing Certificate from George Brown College and a Bachelor of Music from the University of Toronto.

Editorial Skills

  • Copy editing
  • Metrication
  • On-screen editing
  • Proofreading
  • Research and fact-checking
  • Stylistic editing
  • Writing

Media/Genres

  • Books, children's and young adult
  • Books, general
  • Books, self-help
  • Books, self-published
  • Fiction
  • Magazines
  • Music notation
  • Plays and screenplays
  • Theses and dissertations

Subjects

  • Aboriginal people
  • Archaeology and ancient history
  • Biography
  • Economy, politics, and law, general
  • Gender studies
  • Grammar and linguistics
  • Health and medicine, general
  • History
  • History, Canadian
  • Humanities, general
  • Lifestyles
  • Literature
  • Medicine, alternative
  • Philosophy
  • Psychology and mental health
  • Sports