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Christine Gordon Manley, MA, BA (Honours)

Manley Mann

7 Rosemount Blvd
Cornwall, PE C0A 1H4
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Experienced public speaker, available to talk to groups and associations about editors and editing.

Editors Canada Volunteer Participation

  • Conference (2019)



Christine’s unique ability is reading a piece of writing through various lenses in order to connect the writer’s message to what the reader needs to hear. Christine draws on empathy and heart to guide writers from start to finish.

Christine has been helping academics, researchers, educators, small business owners, and authors share their message with the world for over fifteen years. She has a long list of clients from around the world, and she is a published author herself with Breakwater Books, based in her original home of Newfoundland. Christine is a member of Editors Canada, the Writers’ Alliance of Newfoundland and Labrador, and the PEI Writers’ Guild (of which she also sits on the Board of Directors as President).

She's edited science fiction manuscripts, memoirs, children's literature, middle-grade fiction, young adult, fantasy, pieces on health and wellness, journal articles, manuscripts for self-published authors, blogs about yoga, copy for insurance agencies, websites/blogs for travel agencies and tourism destinations, emails for animal training, educational resources for pre-K, K, and grades 1–3, reports on mental health ... you name it, her eyes have likely seen it.

Christine has also developed an online suite of free resources and editing ecourses that can be viewed here: Manley Mann School. Current available courses include: Self-Editing for Memoir How to Handle Real-Life People in Your Memoir


Christine can also write press releases, blog posts, web copy, professional bios, and articles. 


Christine is the editor, collaborator and friend we all dream of having in our lives. During my initial conversation with Christine, I knew immediately that I could trust her with my imagination and manuscript. Through her detailed structural edit, Christine has driven my creativity and writing competence to its highest capability and has given me the confidence to continue my dream of being a published author. —Stephanie Hynes, writer

Christine is a competent, compassionate editor. Having spent my career writing technical materials, and now as an aspiring fictional writer, I’m benefiting immeasurably from Christine’s expert guidance. Her perceptive, honest comments challenge me to re-evaluate my characters and storyline, resulting in a better manuscript. She’s thorough, efficient and communicates succinctly. She instills a level of confidence and desire to do my very best. Your writing will take on an exciting new dimension with Christine.
—Jan Simonson, writer

The quality of Christine’s editing work is, ironically, beyond words. Accommodating of our cruel timeline, Christine pushed our manuscript (as well as the authors) to the next level. Logical and creative, with a brilliant mind for grammar and story, her colossal effort extended beyond a simple rearranging of words. From story structure to character development, Christine was genuinely invested in the project. Extremely pleasant and easy to work with, we look forward to continue working with her, not only on the next book, but also any other future literary endeavors. —Vince Seim & Chance Clark, H3 Studio Inc

I was looking for a copy editor to help develop my manuscript and Christine was highly recommended to me. With her superb editing insight, knowledge, and skills, Christine was able to help me move my manuscript to a higher level. I now have a well developed and constructed manuscript that has since been published. I am very pleased with the final outcome. I would recommend Christine highly to any writer or author in need of editing services.—Susan Doiron, Author

When I initially decided to put these writings together from over the years, it felt like a daunting task. I truly didn't know if I was up for the revision process for I knew it needed a lot of work. Once again, Christine's suggestions are amazing. Any section that I was questioning, she identified. I can truly say that I am actually enjoying the revision process. I owe that to her. —A.Smith, Author 


Editorial Skills

  • Consulting and manuscript evaluation
  • Copy editing
  • Developmental or project editing
  • On-screen editing
  • Online editing
  • Plain language
  • Proofreading
  • Research and fact-checking
  • Rewriting
  • Structural and substantive editing
  • Web adaptation
  • Writing


  • Academic books and monographs
  • Academic materials, general
  • Academic papers and essays
  • Advertising and marketing materials
  • Blogs
  • Books, children's and young adult
  • Books, general
  • Books, self-help
  • Books, self-published
  • Brochures
  • Business materials, general
  • Cookbooks
  • Correspondence
  • E-books
  • E-materials, general
  • Educational materials, general
  • Fiction
  • Government materials, general
  • In-house publications
  • Manuals and how-to books
  • Newsletters
  • Reference materials, general
  • Reports, annual
  • Reports, other
  • Résumés and CVs
  • Style guides
  • Tests and assessment materials
  • Theses and dissertations
  • Trade non-fiction
  • Websites


  • Biography
  • Business
  • Canada
  • Communications
  • Construction and real estate
  • Culture
  • Ecology and environment
  • Family
  • Food and drink
  • Gender studies
  • Grammar and linguistics
  • Health
  • Health and medicine, general
  • Health care
  • History
  • Humanities, general
  • Insurance
  • Leisure, general
  • Lifestyles
  • Literature
  • Psychology and mental health
  • Religion and spirituality
  • Society, general
  • Travel and tourism