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Joe Cotterchio-Milligan

Toronto, ON M1K 2L8
Experienced public speaker, available to talk to groups and associations about editors and editing.

Editors Canada Volunteer Participation

  • Toronto Branch (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)


With my breadth of skills, experience, and education, I can help perfect your text—no matter what type of project you are working on. Whether you need a copy or substantive editor, proofreader, researcher, or writer, I am happy to colloborate on any type of material.

My experience includes working on legal, medical, business, trade, higher education, and, also, general arts manuscripts. I can easily adapt to any style, or genre, of text to help improve your work.

I have over nine years' of experience, as well as my B.A. (Honours), with an English specialization, publishing courses through Ryerson University, a programming courses through George Brown College, and seminars through the EAC Toronto branch. More recently, I have worked for CNW, a Cision company, Thomson Reuters, Harlequin, completed Ryerson's Mills Mentorship Award, working with Pearson Education Canada, and served as an Editorial Intern for Random House Canada.

I currently volunteer as a writer and copy editor with the EAC Toronto branch's blog, along with doing freelance work.

With that experience and education, your satisfaction and a finely written text are my highest priorities. I bring my skills wholeheartedly to every project, as well as offering personalized and friendly service to help perfect the art in your writing.

Editorial Skills

  • Canadianization
  • Consulting and manuscript evaluation
  • Copy editing
  • Desktop publishing
  • Developmental or project editing
  • Layout and design
  • Mark-up and coding
  • On-screen editing
  • Online editing
  • Permissions
  • Plain language
  • Production editing
  • Proofreading
  • Referencing
  • Research and fact-checking
  • Rewriting
  • Structural and substantive editing
  • Stylistic editing
  • Web adaptation
  • Writing


  • Academic materials, general
  • Academic papers and essays
  • Advertising and marketing materials
  • Anthologies
  • Books, children's and young adult
  • Books, general
  • Books, self-help
  • Brochures
  • Business materials, general
  • Catalogues
  • Conference materials
  • Cookbooks
  • E-books
  • E-materials, general
  • Educational materials, general
  • Fiction
  • Fiction, mystery
  • In-house publications
  • Multimedia
  • Newsletters
  • Periodicals, general
  • Plays and screenplays
  • Policies and procedures
  • Reference materials, general
  • Reports, other
  • Style guides
  • Tests and assessment materials
  • Textbooks, college and university
  • Theses and dissertations
  • Trade non-fiction


  • Aboriginal people
  • Animals
  • Arts
  • Biography
  • Canada
  • Cinema
  • Communications
  • Culture
  • Developing countries
  • Economy, politics, and law, general
  • Entertainment
  • Europe
  • Food and drink
  • Gender studies
  • Geography
  • Government
  • Grammar and linguistics
  • Health and medicine, general
  • History
  • History, Canadian
  • Humanities, general
  • Law
  • Leisure, general
  • Literature
  • North America
  • Philosophy
  • Sciences, general
  • Social sciences
  • Society, general
  • Travel and tourism