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Jena Parsons

Parsons Writing and Editing

101 Bonsai Drive
Hammonds Plains
Halifax, NS B4B-0M5
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Trained professional editor specializing in copy and line editing for manuscripts and web content. Fourteen years experience teaching writing, literature, and editing. Serving authors and businesses.

Whether you are writing a creative fiction or nonfiction memoir, educational text or web content for your organization, it would be my pleasure to edit for you. My editing services will take your writing to the next level and help you reach your audience in a meaningful way. Let’s work together to bring clarity and a polished edge to your writing project.

I am the owner of Parsons Writing and Editing. Before starting this business, I taught creative and non-fiction writing as a secondary English teacher for fourteen years. I have dedicated hundreds of hours to editing stories, essays, and more, both inside and outside the classroom.

I have a Certificate in Editing from the Marketing and Communications Program at Simon Fraser University. I also hold B.A. and B.Ed. degrees from Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax. My education is truly from coast to coast, and I welcome clients from across Canada.

Collaborating with writers is one of my favorite parts of being an editor. I value deadlines, exemplary work, and professionalism. Honouring your voice and intent as a writer is a primary focus for me.

Life isn’t always perfect, but if we work together your writing can be! I look forward to hearing from you.


“Jena Parsons was the initial editor of my book titled Melancholy, Mania and Miracles…My Journey with Bipolar Disorder in 2012. She was very professional and extremely helpful. Even with the delicate subject matter, never once did I feel judged, but instead I felt encouraged. She shared some insightful ideas and questioned certain portions of my story very thoughtfully. I would highly recommend Jena Parsons as an editor.” Author, Shelley Thody


Editorial Skills

  • Copy editing
  • Online editing
  • Plain language
  • Rewriting
  • Stylistic editing
  • Writing


  • Academic materials, general
  • Blogs
  • Books, children's and young adult
  • Books, general
  • Books, self-published
  • Business materials, general
  • Curriculum guidelines
  • Educational materials, general
  • Fiction
  • Newsletters
  • Study guides
  • Teachers' guides


  • Biography
  • Business
  • Canada
  • Communications
  • Family
  • Gender studies
  • Government
  • History
  • History, Canadian
  • Humanities, general
  • Literature
  • Pedagogy
  • Psychology and mental health
  • Religion and spirituality
  • Social sciences