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Dania Sheldon, DPhil

Vancouver, BC
Canada
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Experienced public speaker, available to talk to groups and associations about editors and editing.

Awards

  • Tom Fairley Award for Editorial Excellence (2016)

Editors Canada Volunteer Participation

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

Profile

I hold a doctorate in English Language and Literature from the University of Oxford and have over 20 years of experience editing a diverse variety of materials in numerous genres. I am eclectic in my interests and comfortable with a very wide range of subjects in the arts and sciences. In addition to non-fiction projects, I enjoy working on fiction manuscripts for adult and young adult readers. I am also the author of two published books, with a third in progress.

In 2017, I received the Tom Fairley Award for Editorial Excellence, Editors Canada's highest award. I have co-developed exams in all four subject areas of Editors Canada's professional certification program.

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 a free estimate for your project: www.daniasheldon.com.

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

Media/Genres

  • 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

Subjects

  • Aboriginal people
  • Africa
  • Animals
  • Archaeology and ancient history
  • Ecology and environment
  • Economics
  • Engineering
  • Food and drink
  • Gender studies
  • 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
  • Pedagogy
  • Philosophy
  • Physical and chemical sciences
  • Politics
  • Psychology and mental health
  • Religion and spirituality
  • Sciences, general
  • Social sciences
  • Technology