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Jan Rennie

Mr. Detail Editing Services

#15-3350 Rosemont Drive
Vancouver, BC V5S 2C9
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Experienced public speaker, available to talk to groups and associations about editors and editing.


I am an academic editor with 15 years of experience with rewriting, substantive/structural editing, stylistic editing, fact/citation/reference checking, and copy editing. I had a 15-year career in the library field, but my passion for the written word led me in the direction of editing and proofreading. My personal mission is to be a catalyst for positive change, and I feel that through the use of the written word I can make this mission a reality, not just for myself, but for others as well.

I have a BA in Psychology and Liberal Studies from the University of Victoria at Malaspina University-College (now Vancouver Island University), a Library Technician Diploma from Langara College, and an Editing Certificate from Peninsula College.


I have utilized the services of Mr. Detail for a variety of publications, including partnership proposals, marketing plans, news releases, PowerPoint presentations, funding requests, and business correspondence. His knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite has saved me countless hours of work, and his ability to reorganize material has helped me to bring my work to a higher level of excellence. I have found his turnaround time and eye for detail to be superb, and would highly recommend his services to anyone looking for an editor.
Lionel Wilson 
President, Maverick Marketing

Mr. Detail's proofreading abilities were tested in two manuscripts for International Journal of Molecular Medicine. He has valuable proofreading skills and shows promise as a future proofreader. In the two manuscripts he read, he proved that he possessed a good knowledge of English grammar and spelling. From his corrections, it was evident that his accuracy and attention to detail were satisfactory. He was also quite methodical and self-motivated, which are qualities required of a proofreader. In addition, he is efficient; meeting the deadlines required in ample time.
Athanasia Spandidos 
Publisher, Spandidos Publications

I was not planning on using an editor for my thesis, but I am so glad that I did. Mr. Detail’s contribution was invaluable. I normally proof my own work, but Mr. Detail found many errors that I had overlooked and he polished my report until it shone. I particularly appreciated that Mr. Detail took the time to explain the changes that he recommended and to coach me in my usage of the APA Style Guide. As a result of Mr. Detail's exemplary editing, my thesis was accepted by my academic supervisor with no recommended changes! Mr. Detail saved me countless hours of work at a time when I was exhausted and working to a deadline. He was a Godsend! Do yourself a favour -- get an editor and make it Mr. Detail.

Gail Caryn 
Master of Arts in Leadership Graduate

One of my graduate students employed Mr. Detail as her academic editor for her graduate-level research project and I was very impressed with his superb editing skills, his knowledge of the American Psychological Association Style Guide, his helpful suggestions as well as his timely turnaround and response time. Mr. Detail was also very careful to honour the university guidelines on student use of a professional editor. I give Mr. Detail an “A+” for his exceptional editing skills and plan to recommend him to future students.

Dr. David E. Reagan 
Educator for 35 years having supervised over one hundred graduate-level research projects

Editorial Skills

  • Acquisitions
  • Canadianization
  • Consulting and manuscript evaluation
  • Copy editing
  • Developmental or project editing
  • Mark-up and coding
  • On-screen editing
  • Online editing
  • Proofreading
  • Referencing
  • Research and fact-checking
  • Rewriting
  • Structural and substantive editing
  • Stylistic editing


  • Abstracts
  • Academic books and monographs
  • Academic materials, general
  • Academic papers and essays
  • Advertising and marketing materials
  • Bibliographies
  • Blogs
  • Books, self-published
  • Briefs, précis, and executive summaries
  • Brochures
  • Business materials, general
  • Catalogues
  • Correspondence
  • Educational materials, general
  • Grant applications and fundraising
  • Magazines
  • Newsletters
  • Policies and procedures
  • Proposals and evaluations
  • Reports, annual
  • Reports, other
  • Résumés and CVs
  • Textbooks, college and university
  • Theses and dissertations
  • Websites


  • Archaeology and ancient history
  • Arts
  • Biography
  • Business
  • Canada
  • Grammar and linguistics
  • Health
  • Health and medicine, general
  • Health care
  • History
  • History, Canadian
  • Humanities, general
  • Life sciences
  • Literature
  • Medicine
  • Medicine, alternative
  • Pedagogy
  • Philosophy
  • Physical and chemical sciences
  • Psychology and mental health
  • Religion and spirituality
  • Sciences, general
  • Social sciences
  • Society, general
  • Technology