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Breanne MacDonald

Mississauga, ON L5N 2C9
Canada
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Editors Canada Volunteer Participation

  • Conference (2014, 2015)
  • Hamilton-Halton Twig (2014, 2015)

Profile

Whether you are producing a 6-word poster or a 500-page manuscript, every word counts. As an experienced proofreader, I have worked on all types of documents and will read your project with care and precision.

Meticulous and detail-oriented, I specialize in proofreading marketing materials and am adept at ensuring numbers, images, and copy align with each other while also adhering to brand standards. I am particularly skilled at documents involving a mix of graphics and text, including packaging, labels, retail flyers, websites, signage, brochures and advertising materials, and have experience working with material for various international markets.

A lover of books, I also excel at proofreading both fiction (including fantasy, science fiction, steampunk, mystery, and romance) and non-fiction. In addition to looking for typos and formatting errors, I will read your novel for consistency and continuity, ensuring a seamless reading experience for your audience. I am happy to work with self-publishing authors, as well as traditional (and not so traditional) publishers.

No matter what type of project, I will make sure it is proofread on time and on budget. Having worked in-house in high-pressure, deadline-driven environments, I know the importance of sticking to a timeline and producing deliverables on schedule. As colleagues will attest, I am also friendly and approachable, eager to answer any questions or help solve any problems you may have.

In addition to my in-house experience, I have worked on a number of freelance projects. Clients have included Harlequin, Bodybuilding.com, University of Toronto Press, and Oxford University Press Canada. I am a graduate of Ryerson University’s Publishing program and an avid volunteer with Editors Canada.

Editorial Skills

  • Canadianization
  • Copy editing
  • On-screen editing
  • Permissions
  • Proofreading
  • Research and fact-checking

Media/Genres

  • Advertising and marketing materials
  • Books, children's and young adult
  • Books, general
  • Brochures
  • Business materials, general
  • E-materials, general
  • Educational materials, general
  • Fiction
  • Fiction, mystery
  • Labels and packaging
  • Newsletters
  • Trade non-fiction
  • Websites