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Erin Parker

Coquitlam, BC V3B 0E6


Professional bookworm and freelance editor of fiction and non-fiction with in-house experience at HarperCollins and Penguin Random House Canada.

I offer manuscript assessments and consultations, structural and substantive editing, stylistic editing, and copy editing of trade books for adults and young readers.

A longtime advocate for authors and readers, I’ve become an expert and empathetic collaborator by wearing many hats—as an editor, writer, teacher, and scholar of literature. Organized, thorough, and approachable, I’m a creative problem solver who always keeps the tiny details and the bigger picture in focus no matter the project. I work with publishers and independent authors considering traditional publishing and self-publishing.

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PhD, English, University of Toronto (where I have also taught several literature courses); Ryerson University courses in trade publishing, copy editing, and editing books for children and teens


Editorial Skills

  • Consulting and manuscript evaluation
  • Copy editing
  • Structural and substantive editing
  • Stylistic editing


  • Books, children's and young adult
  • Books, general
  • Books, self-help
  • Books, self-published
  • Fiction
  • Fiction, mystery
  • Trade non-fiction


  • Animals
  • Biography
  • Culture
  • Food and drink
  • Gender studies
  • History
  • Humanities, general
  • Lifestyles
  • Literature
  • Society, general
  • Sports