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Christine Mains

Calgary, AB T2N 1N4
Experienced public speaker, available to talk to groups and associations about editors and editing.

Editors Canada Volunteer Participation

  • Certification (2015)


An editor of academic journals who has a passion for fantasy & science fiction, I love that my work as a freelance editor allows me to play with words in so many different forms, from short stories to dissertations and everything in between. When I'm not editing, I also teach writing at all levels and for different subjects. 


I have edited several works of fiction, primarily but not only science fiction, fantasy, and young adult, working for both small presses and self-published authors.


I provide editorial services, including manuscript review, proofreading, and reference checking, to graduate students completing dissertations and scholars preparing articles for publication.

I also provide copy editing and layout & design for a number of academic journals, both print and online.


Whether you are an author seeking to publish your novel or a scholar who wants to share your research, I can help you to communicate more clearly and effectively.

Editorial Skills

  • Consulting and manuscript evaluation
  • Copy editing
  • Layout and design
  • On-screen editing
  • Plain language
  • Proofreading
  • Referencing
  • Rewriting
  • Structural and substantive editing
  • Stylistic editing


  • Academic books and monographs
  • Academic materials, general
  • Academic papers and essays
  • Conference materials
  • Fiction
  • Grant applications and fundraising
  • Periodicals, general
  • Reports, other
  • Theses and dissertations


  • Communications
  • Culture
  • Entertainment
  • Gender studies
  • Humanities, general
  • Literature
  • Pedagogy