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Gillian Watts

Word Watch Editorial Services

155 Arundel Ave.
Toronto, ON M4K 3A7
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Editors Canada Volunteer Participation

  • Publications (2014, 2015)


With 30 years of writing and editing experience, I have been a freelance editor since 1998. I am familiar with the standard software for word processing, layout, image manipulation, and accounting, and can work on both PCs and Macs. Particular strengths include meticulous attention to detail, an almost photographic memory, and a head full of knowledge about an enormous range of subjects. Clients also appreciate my flexibility, cheerful disposition, and conscientious approach to getting the job done right and on time.

Editorial Skills

  • Adaptations
  • Canadianization
  • Consulting and manuscript evaluation
  • Copy editing
  • Desktop publishing
  • Indexing
  • Proofreading
  • Research and fact-checking
  • Rewriting
  • Structural and substantive editing
  • Stylistic editing


  • Academic books and monographs
  • Advertising and marketing materials
  • Books, children's and young adult
  • Books, self-help
  • Cookbooks
  • Fiction
  • Government materials, general
  • Indexes
  • Manuals and how-to books
  • Multimedia
  • Textbooks, college and university
  • Theses and dissertations
  • Trade non-fiction
  • Websites


  • Animals
  • Archaeology and ancient history
  • Architecture
  • Arts
  • Biography
  • Canada
  • Culture
  • Developing countries
  • Entertainment
  • Family
  • Finance and taxation
  • Food and drink
  • Gardening and horticulture
  • Gender studies
  • Health and medicine, general
  • History
  • Information technology
  • Music
  • Psychology and mental health
  • Religion and spirituality