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I'm Amelia Wiens, a freelance fiction editor. I specialize in fantasy and historical fiction, but I accept requests for editing other genres as well. Are you looking for story-level feedback? Then take a look at my manuscript critique service here to learn how I can help you ensure the reader's experience of your story matches your intentions for it.
Are you looking for a sentence-level edit that addresses artistic flow and clarity as well as grammar, punctuation, and style? In my stylistic and copy edits, I strive to maintain your voice while ensuring it is as strong as it can be. You can read more about my stylistic and copy editing service here.
Amelia Wiens exhibited impressive competence and initiative in her stylistic and copy edit. She has a keen eye both for detail and for overall flow and construction.
—Gordon Zerbe, General Editor of CMU Press
At my core, I am a reader with a passion for fantasy, historical fiction, and the experiments in between. I’ve always been in the habit of chasing down new narratives and stories. While studying literature in university, I also spent time as a book store clerk at a local independent shop, a historical interpreter at a Hudson Bay fort, and a publishing assistant at a hybrid press. I am thrilled to have finally found my place as a freelance editor and work directly with authors. Though Canadian, I grew up overseas in the desert of Doha, Qatar. I am currently back in the great white north and based in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
BA in English Literature, 4.0 GPA, Canadian Mennonite University
Stylistic Editing Standards and Copy Editing Standards courses, Queens University
Developmental Editing: In Theory and In Practice courses, Liminal Pages
Member of the Manitoba Editors’ Association
- Consulting and manuscript evaluation
- Copy editing
- Developmental or project editing
- On-screen editing
- Structural and substantive editing
- Stylistic editing
- Fiction, mystery