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Erin Della Mattia

Erin Della Mattia Editorial

Brampton, ON
Canada

Profile

Award-winning freelance editor specializing in children's books, trade fiction, and non-fiction.

I provide a range of editorial services including copy editing, substantive editing, and stylistic editing to publishers, traditional authors, and self-publishing authors.

I excel at both high-level stylistic edits and soft-touch copy edits and I tailor my edits to suit the needs of each individual writer and manuscript. I strive to practise consent-based editing, which uses open communication, flexibility, empowerment, and boundaries to create a positive editing experience for both author and editor.

If your goal is to query literary agents or publishers, I can provide you with actionable, strengths-oriented feedback and structural edits that will take your manuscript to the next level. If you plan to self-publish, I can help to highlight the artistry of your writing and make your book reader-ready. I welcome you to email me or visit my website to learn more about how we can work together.

While I am happy to edit all kinds of books, I have a soft spot for fantasy, dystopian, and speculative literature for readers of any age.

Education

I earned a Certificate in Publishing at Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University), where I also completed my MA in Literatures of Modernity. I have a BA in English and Creative Writing from York University, and I also spent several years studying in the University of Toronto’s English doctoral program.

Editorial Skills

  • Canadianization
  • Consulting and manuscript evaluation
  • Copy editing
  • Developmental or project editing
  • Indexing
  • On-screen editing
  • Research and fact-checking
  • Rewriting
  • Structural and substantive editing
  • Stylistic editing

Media/Genres

  • Anthologies
  • Bibliographies
  • Books, children's and young adult
  • Books, general
  • Books, self-published
  • Educational materials, general
  • Fiction
  • Fiction, mystery
  • In-house publications
  • Indexes
  • Teachers' guides
  • Textbooks, college and university
  • Trade non-fiction

Subjects

  • Animals
  • Arts
  • Biography
  • Canada
  • Cinema
  • Culture
  • Entertainment
  • Gender studies
  • History
  • History, Canadian
  • Humanities, general
  • Leisure, general
  • Lifestyles
  • Literature
  • Philosophy
  • Psychology and mental health
  • Religion and spirituality
  • Social sciences
  • Society, general
  • Travel and tourism