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Alison Dowsett, MFA, BFA



Do you need a copyeditor or proofreader? A researcher and fact-checker? A complete structural overhaul of a book-length manuscript? A top-3 list of the best innovative contemporary memoirs? Maybe you need your book files finalized for publication. Or your academic book proofed (humanities only)? Or perhaps you're looking for a versatile telecommuting writer/editor to work contractually as part of your small in-house team?

I am ready.

Hello, I am a freelance editor and also the Prose and Reviews Editor of a small online literary journal. I have an MFA in creative nonfiction from the Department of Journalism at the University of King's College and a BFA in creative writing from the University of British Columbia.

I also have an extensive background in Food & Beverage Sales & Customer Service. I worked for several years in fine dining restaurants in all areas of Front of House from server to manager to bartender to banquet captain. I've worked in hotels and also in wine retail. I'm a problem solver with a sense of urgency and I have the innate desire to deliver excellent client experience. 

Get in touch to ask me any questions or to request my rate sheet. 

Thanks for reading!

Editorial Skills

  • Consulting and manuscript evaluation
  • Copy editing
  • Developmental or project editing
  • Proofreading
  • Structural and substantive editing
  • Stylistic editing


  • Fiction
  • Grant applications and fundraising
  • Magazines
  • Trade non-fiction