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James Warren

James Warren Editing

9272 Goldhurst Terrace
Burnaby, BC V5A 4P2


An experienced editor passionate about assisting humanities and social science authors clearly articulate their ideas. I'm a Burnaby-based academic editor, indexer, writer, and researcher who can help you bring clarity, structure, and energy to your book, article, conference paper, dissertation, thesis, and job or graduate school application materials.

I hold an MA in history from the University of Calgary (2001) and pursued my PhD studies in British imperial history at the University of Illinois, with a research focus on gender and politics in Canada, New Zealand, and South Asia. 

As a managing editor for the Journal of Women's History (2006-2007; 2009-2010), a book review editorial assistant for Politics & Gender (2016-2017), and a freelance editor since 2010, I've been fortunate to work with authors from across the humanities and social sciences, including authors located in history, gender and women's studies, politics, sociology, anthropology, literature, health studies, geography, Asian studies, African studies, Jewish studies, and ethnic studies. In addition to editing books, articles, and dissertations, I also copy edit a range of academic journals, including Histoire sociale/Social History, Jenuesee: Young People, Texts, Cultures, Journal of Olympic Studies, Mormon Studies Review, and Music & the Moving Image. 

More information about my services and rates, as well as testimonials from clients, is available on my website.

Editorial Skills

  • Copy editing
  • Indexing
  • Proofreading
  • Referencing
  • Research and fact-checking
  • Rewriting
  • Structural and substantive editing
  • Stylistic editing
  • Writing


  • Academic books and monographs
  • Academic materials, general
  • Academic papers and essays
  • Bibliographies
  • Conference materials
  • Proposals and evaluations
  • Résumés and CVs
  • Theses and dissertations


  • Africa
  • Asia
  • Australia and Oceania
  • Canada
  • Culture
  • Economy, politics, and law, general
  • Europe
  • Gender studies
  • Geography
  • History
  • Humanities, general
  • Politics
  • Social sciences