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David Gargaro

David Gargaro

44 Portofino Court
Thornhill, ON L4J 5P1
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Experienced public speaker, available to talk to groups and associations about editors and editing.


I provide a full range of writing and editing services, solutions and support for publishers, advertising & branding agencies, marketing & communications firms, and corporations. I specialize in writing and editing articles, newsletters, web copy, advertising and marketing materials, educational and training content, and summaries. Editing services include proofreading, copy editing, stylistic editing, structural editing, indexing, and rewriting / revising. I also provide math editing and writing services.

My background

I have more than 20 years of experience in providing writing and editing services to clients in many different industries - advertising & branding, pharmaceutical, law, marketing, manufacturing, real estate and rental housing, publishing, training and education. This includes serving as a Managing Editor with a small educational publisher. I have a BA from the University of Toronto in English and Actuarial Science. 


"I have worked with David for several years on different magazines and projects. I have found that he is always willing to listen to suggestions with respect to the direction of a publication or article. His writing style is straightforward yet interesting to read, and he is quite adept at editing other writers' articles. He has the ability to put interviewees at ease, as they always have positive comments about the experience and final result. I truly appreciate that he knows how to manage deadlines, and that he is easy to work with under all circumstances.” 

- Marc L. Côté, Principal, Rental Housing Business magazine


"That's what they love you for... your brilliant and speedy work!" 

- Alicia Brum, The Creative Group


"Very good job and quick turn-around! The piece was very well received. Your help was very much appreciated!!" 

- Peter Sewell, Partner, Commix Communications

Editorial Skills

  • Copy editing
  • Developmental or project editing
  • Indexing
  • On-screen editing
  • Online editing
  • Proofreading
  • Rewriting
  • Structural and substantive editing
  • Stylistic editing
  • Writing


  • Academic materials, general
  • Advertising and marketing materials
  • Booklets
  • Books, general
  • Briefs, précis, and executive summaries
  • Brochures
  • Business materials, general
  • E-books
  • Educational materials, general
  • In-house publications
  • Indexes
  • Labels and packaging
  • Magazines
  • Manuals and how-to books
  • Newsletters
  • Reports, annual
  • Study guides
  • Teachers' guides
  • Textbooks, elementary and high school
  • Trade non-fiction


  • Communications
  • Construction and real estate
  • Economics
  • Grammar and linguistics
  • Literature
  • Mathematics and statistics
  • Social sciences
  • Sports