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Janet Kerr Dimond

Dimond Consulting

Guelph, ON

Editors Canada Volunteer Participation

  • Mentorship (2019, 2020, 2021, 2022)


The author’s voice should prevail, not mine. With over 30 years' experience, I catch things on levels others may miss. I look for more than spelling and grammar, having edited everything from long manuscripts to short articles and websites on many difficult subjects for clients all over North America. Several of the books I have worked on have won writing awards. 

Writing is a tool to get a point across. I can help take you from rough manuscript to published material. Easy to work with, I offer positive, concrete solutions at reasonable rates.  

One of my clients wrote, "A keen sensitivity to error, a comprehensive knowledge base, as well as a much-appreciated ability to relate to context. I knew I was working with someone who had extremely sharp editing skills."

Editorial Skills

  • Abstracting
  • Acquisitions
  • Canadianization
  • Consulting and manuscript evaluation
  • Copy editing
  • Editing translations
  • Mark-up and coding
  • On-screen editing
  • Online editing
  • Plain language
  • Proofreading
  • Structural and substantive editing
  • Stylistic editing
  • Writing


  • Academic books and monographs
  • Advertising and marketing materials
  • Books, children's and young adult
  • Books, general
  • Books, self-published
  • Brochures
  • Business materials, general
  • Correspondence
  • E-materials, general
  • Educational materials, general
  • Fiction
  • Guidebooks
  • Magazines
  • Manuals and how-to books
  • Newsletters
  • Periodicals, general
  • Policies and procedures
  • Public relations materials
  • Reports, annual
  • Reports, other
  • Résumés and CVs
  • Style guides
  • Surveys
  • Textbooks, college and university
  • Textbooks, elementary and high school
  • Transcripts and minutes
  • Websites


  • Administration
  • Archaeology and ancient history
  • Arts
  • Biography
  • Business
  • Cinema
  • Communications
  • Construction and real estate
  • Energy, mines and natural resources
  • Entertainment
  • Geography
  • Health and medicine, general
  • Health care
  • History
  • History, Canadian
  • Humanities, general
  • Industry and technology, general
  • Information technology
  • Labour and employment
  • Leisure, general
  • Literature
  • Medicine, alternative
  • Religion and spirituality