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Dania Sheldon

1480 Ferne Road
Gabriola Island, BC V0R 1X6
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Experienced public speaker, available to talk to groups and associations about editors and editing.


  • Tom Fairley Award for Editorial Excellence (2016)

Editors Canada Volunteer Participation

  • British Columbia Branch (2012)
  • Certification (2012, 2015)
  • Publications (2011)


I hold a doctorate in English Language and Literature from the University of Oxford, and have 20 years of experience editing a diverse variety of materials in numerous genres. I am eclectic in my interests and comfortable working with a wide range of subjects in the arts and sciences.

In June 2017, I received the 2016 Tom Fairley Award for Editorial Excellence, Editors Canada's highest award.

My services include: structural/substantive, stylistic and copy editing; proofreading; project management; writing, including government, policy, technical, and plain-language; indexing; permissions research; photo/image research; manuscript assessment.

I am committed to providing professional, meticulous, timely service and will help you express your ideas clearly and effectively.

Please visit my website for further information and to request an estimate for your project:

Editorial Skills

  • Consulting and manuscript evaluation
  • Copy editing
  • Developmental or project editing
  • Editing translations
  • Indexing
  • Layout and design
  • Permissions
  • Plain language
  • Proofreading
  • Referencing
  • Research and fact-checking
  • Rewriting
  • Structural and substantive editing
  • Stylistic editing
  • Writing


  • Academic books and monographs
  • Academic papers and essays
  • Bibliographies
  • Books, children's and young adult
  • Educational materials, general
  • Fiction
  • Government materials, general
  • Indexes
  • Magazines
  • Policies and procedures
  • Study guides
  • Teachers' guides
  • Tests and assessment materials
  • Textbooks, college and university
  • Theses and dissertations


  • Aboriginal people
  • Animals
  • Archaeology and ancient history
  • Ecology and environment
  • Economics
  • Engineering
  • Food and drink
  • Government, federal
  • Government, municipal
  • Government, provincial
  • Grammar and linguistics
  • Health
  • History
  • Humanities, general
  • Industry and technology, general
  • Information technology
  • Law
  • Life sciences
  • Literature
  • Medicine
  • Medicine, alternative
  • Outdoor recreation
  • Philosophy
  • Physical and chemical sciences
  • Politics
  • Psychology and mental health
  • Religion and spirituality
  • Sciences, general
  • Social sciences
  • Technology