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Dawn Hunter

Mark My Words

Toronto, ON

Editors Canada Volunteer Participation

  • National Executive Council (1999, 2000)
  • Nominating Committee (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)
  • Publications (2013, 2016)
  • Toronto Branch (1996, 1997, 1998, 1999)


My clients include the Ontario Ministry of Education, the Ontario Literacy and Numeracy Secretariat, Pearson Education Canada, Penguin Random House Canada, Nelson Education, the Ontario Special Education (English) Tribunal, Annick Press, McGraw-Hill Ryerson, JUMP Math, Oxford University Press, University of Toronto Press, and Wintertickle Press. My reputation is built on my eye for detail, superior organizational skills, and curious nature. I graduated from the University of Toronto with an honours BSc, specializing in psychology and majoring in English. I am also an award-winning children's author.

Recent Client Comments

“I am very impressed with your work.… I did not expect you to be so up-to-date in relation to the content (e.g., FDA legislation, new medications). You have picked up on things that the authors and faculty editors have missed!” (lead author of university-level nursing textbooks) 

"Dawn, I just opened up the style sheet and it's a work of art.” (in-house production editor)

“I just wanted to let you know that the author is extremely pleased and grateful for the work you've done.… She said you have a real feeling for voice, and she really appreciates your perceptiveness and diplomacy.” (author of children's fiction book; comments shared by in-house editor)

"It has been a pleasure working with you, and I have never met ANYONE who knows as much about grammar as you!" (author of YA trilogy)

"I know [J] passed this along to you, but you did such an exceptional job of editing this chapter. It was very impressive. I am glad you are on board to assist with all of the edits throughout the book." (author of chapter in university-level textbook with 30 contributors)

"Thanks a million, Dawn—you've made a HUGE improvement to this title. I forwarded a couple of your queries to the author, and she said, 'This proofreader is outstanding!'" (in-house editor)

"Just want to thank you again for the work that you are doing on my book. It's simply super great edit work! I've written about 20 books (French and English) including re-editions and this is the best edit work that I have seen." (author of university-level textbooks)

“There have been many [editors] going as far back as far as 1979 with Butterworths ... but ... the relationship I've developed with you has been unrivaled and unequaled. I remember well how I asked for you to be the editor of the second edition (I’d never requested an editor before).” (author of university-level textbooks)


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Editorial Skills

  • Canadianization
  • Copy editing
  • Mark-up and coding
  • On-screen editing
  • Proofreading
  • Rewriting
  • Writing


  • Academic books and monographs
  • Academic papers and essays
  • Books, children's and young adult
  • Books, general
  • Cookbooks
  • Curriculum guidelines
  • Educational materials, general
  • Fiction
  • Reports, other
  • Study guides
  • Teachers' guides
  • Tests and assessment materials
  • Textbooks, college and university
  • Textbooks, elementary and high school
  • Trade non-fiction


  • Business
  • Earth sciences
  • Economics
  • Economy, politics, and law, general
  • Finance and taxation
  • Health
  • Health and medicine, general
  • Health care
  • Humanities, general
  • Life sciences
  • Mathematics and statistics
  • Physical and chemical sciences
  • Psychology and mental health
  • Sciences, general
  • Social sciences
  • Sports