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Barbara Czarnecki

814-123 Scadding Ave.
Toronto, ON M5A 4J3
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  • Tom Fairley Award for Editorial Excellence (1983)


Policy and politics, reports and recipes, mysteries and histories ... More than 30 years’ experience in a broad range of topics, roles, and contexts.

I work well with award-winning authors and with committees of experts who aren’t writers. As a book editor, I've had a hand in several classics of Canadian history and politics and some jewels of literary non-fiction. In the wider world, I've worked on party platforms, municipal official plans, government task force reports, business plans, standards of practice, consumer magazines, and a raft of brochures, newsletters, and annual reports for corporations and non-profit groups. Winner, Tom Fairley Award for Editorial Excellence (1983); co-author, Editing Canadian English (1987, 2000).

More keywords: co-operatives, housing, publishing, memoirs, corporate histories, commissions, inquiries, current events, progressive causes, social policy, community development, language, French proofreading.

Editorial Skills

  • Canadianization
  • Copy editing
  • Indexing
  • Permissions
  • Production editing
  • Proofreading
  • Research and fact-checking
  • Rewriting
  • Structural and substantive editing
  • Stylistic editing


  • Anthologies
  • Books, children's and young adult
  • Books, general
  • Books, self-help
  • Books, self-published
  • Brochures
  • Business materials, general
  • Conference materials
  • Fiction
  • Government materials, general
  • In-house publications
  • Magazines
  • Manuals and how-to books
  • Policies and procedures
  • Reports, annual
  • Reports, other
  • Style guides
  • Trade non-fiction


  • Arts
  • Biography
  • Business
  • Communications
  • Economy, politics, and law, general
  • Government
  • Grammar and linguistics
  • Health care
  • History
  • History, Canadian
  • Law
  • Politics
  • Society, general