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I am an accredited editor (AE) with the Institute of Professional Editors (Australia) and an active member of Editors Canada, and have done structural editing, stylistic editing, and copy editing for both businesses and self-publishing authors for over ten years.
My experience covers a wide range of subjects, from pensions and investing to children's fiction. I love helping authors from the early stages of a project through to publishing, especially when they are passionate about their area of expertise. I enjoy working with words and authors, no matter what the subject! Clients have appreciated my flexible and collaborative approach to their hard work.
I have done freelance editing in the fields of engineering, health, social sciences, and children's fiction, as well as having worked as an in-house editor for a superannuation and investment company. My work has involved an eclectic mix of formats, including product disclosure statements, annual reports, a successful application for the designation of one of Canada's 50 Best Managed Companies, trade non-fiction, and a youth graphic novel.
I continue my professional development through Editors Canada's webinars and Ryerson University's publishing program. I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in European Studies and a minor in English. At one point I was fluent in German, having done a year of study in Germany. In between studying and my editing career, I taught alpine skiing and sailing for many years; I have a great deal of experience in outdoor education and recreation.
"Jaime is professional. She meets deadlines; she is committed to accuracy; and her work is of high quality. In addition, Jaime has strong verbal communication skills. She is willing and able to clearly explain why certain wording or language doesn’t communicate our desired message and how we can change it. Also, she takes time and care to understand our expectations, and she is able to edit documents while preserving the writer’s style and voice, when this is required."
–Tammy Nelson, Manager, Administrative Services, Department of Psychiatry, Alberta Health Services
“Jaime is an absolute pleasure to work with. She is very professional in her approach and has the ability to concisely edit content and meet tight timelines with ease. While editing our Canada’s Best Managed Companies application, Jaime had the difficult task of unifying the voice of the document written by multiple authors and cut down text by as much as 90% without losing the intended message. I would have no hesitation bringing Jaime on for another project with Upside or recommending her to other companies.”
–Chris Read, Vice President, Business & Marketing, Upside Engineering
"Jaime was a writing gift to me! She helped me structure and write a book that I was proud of. My book sounds like my voice, and I have not yet had anyone find a single grammatical error! Amazing! She was easy to work with and always professional. I would not write anything again without her."
–Cara Milne, M-Powered Planning
- Copy editing
- Structural and substantive editing
- Stylistic editing
- Advertising and marketing materials
- Books, children's and young adult
- Books, general
- Books, self-published
- Business materials, general
- Educational materials, general
- In-house publications
- Policies and procedures
- Public relations materials
- Reports, annual
- Reports, other
- Trade non-fiction
- Australia and Oceania
- Energy, mines and natural resources
- Health and medicine, general
- Humanities, general
- Industry and technology, general
- Leisure, general
- North America
- Outdoor recreation
- Psychology and mental health
- Sciences, general
- Society, general