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Carolyn Jongeward

Jongeward Communications

707 Eglinton Ave West
Toronto, ON M5N 1C8
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As a professional editor I draw from a breadth of experience, including an academic background in science, art and design, and educational research. I specialize in helping writers organize and express ideas and information in ways that clearly communicate to their intended audience. This often involves complex and detailed technical, scientific, or academic subject matter. My expertise includes structural editing, stylistic editing, copy editing, and proofreading, and so I provide the particular level of editing required for each project.

I have edited science textbooks and online educational resources, educational research journals and major research grant reports, government reports, trade non-fiction, art catalogues, and grant applications for scholars and artists. The subject matter of editorial projects has included ecology, environmental studies, teacher education, health and nursing education, human biology, zoology, organic chemistry, astronomy, art history, and women’s stories.

Whatever the project, I work sensitively with authors to help them accomplish their writing goals, and also conscientiously with publishers to meet the high demands of publication. In the process, I apply my skills to catch mistakes, query missing content, untangle difficult sentence constructions, probe for clarification of meaning, suggest solutions to writing problems, recommend plain language, and convey consistent style.

Other areas of expertise and interest

Tapestry design and weaving, painting and mixed media

Creativity and innovation, problem solving, adult education

Sustainability, environmental education, traditional ecological knowledge

Hiking, swimming, skating, and bread making


B.Sc., University of British Columbia;  M.A., Royal College of Art, London, England; Ed.D., Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto; post-graduate training, Ryerson University Publishing program

Jongeward Communications is a registered Government of Canada supplier.

Editorial Skills

  • Copy editing
  • On-screen editing
  • Plain language
  • Proofreading
  • Research and fact-checking
  • Rewriting
  • Structural and substantive editing
  • Stylistic editing
  • Writing


  • Academic books and monographs
  • Academic materials, general
  • Academic papers and essays
  • Anthologies
  • Bibliographies
  • Books, art and photography
  • Books, general
  • Briefs, précis, and executive summaries
  • Catalogues
  • E-materials, general
  • Educational materials, general
  • Government materials, general
  • Grant applications and fundraising
  • Periodicals, general
  • Proposals and evaluations
  • Reference materials, general
  • Reports, annual
  • Reports, other
  • Study guides
  • Surveys
  • Teachers' guides
  • Tests and assessment materials
  • Textbooks, college and university
  • Trade non-fiction


  • Archaeology and ancient history
  • Arts
  • Biography
  • Canada
  • Culture
  • Earth sciences
  • Ecology and environment
  • Energy, mines and natural resources
  • Geography
  • Health and medicine, general
  • History
  • Humanities, general
  • Life sciences
  • Pedagogy
  • Physical and chemical sciences
  • Sciences, general
  • Social sciences