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Avivah Wargon

11 Thorncliffe Park Drive
Unit 815
Toronto, ON M4H 1P3
Canada
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Experienced public speaker, available to talk to groups and associations about editors and editing.
2020

Editors Canada Volunteer Participation

  • Publications (2015)

Profile

I'm a very experienced (practically vintage) editor; I've spent about half my career in house as a production editor and supervisor, and the other half as a freelancer. I now freelance only, but prefer smaller projects, either editing or proofreading. My strengths are detailed copy editing and proofreading (Adobe Acrobat); tactful clarification of both style and meaning; strong organizational skills; and sensitivity to the client's or in-house editor's needs. I enjoy excellent relations with clients and authors. Teaching and mentoring are as important to me as editing: I've taught proofreading for the Ryerson publishing certificate program and seminars on knowledge of the publishing process and résumés for editors for EAC (now Editors Canada). In 1993, I was a runner-up for the Tom Fairley Award for Editorial Excellence. If you're a potential client and not sure what you need, I'm happy to explain what I can offer and how it fits into the bigger picture.

Editorial Skills

  • Copy editing
  • Mark-up and coding
  • Production editing
  • Proofreading
  • Referencing
  • Stylistic editing

Media/Genres

  • Academic materials, general
  • Bibliographies
  • Résumés and CVs
  • Study guides
  • Textbooks, college and university
  • Trade non-fiction

Subjects

  • Grammar and linguistics
  • Health care
  • Humanities, general
  • Law
  • Social sciences