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John Sweet

Montreal, QC
Canada
Experienced public speaker, available to talk to groups and associations about editors and editing.

Profile

My CV can be found here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/john-sweet-906379b4/

I have been working as an editor since 1991, and have been a freelancer for 25 years. My special areas of expertise and passion are fiction, religion/spirituality, LGBT writing, literature and poetry. I was the copy editor of the 2018 Giller Prize winner Washington Black by Esi Edugyan.

I trained as a copy editor at Penguin Books in London, and have also worked for Random House, HarperCollins, House of Anansi, Goose Lane Editions, Annick Press, Firefly Books, Thomas Allen, Key Porter Books, and Prentice Hall.

Editorial Skills

  • Copy editing
  • Editing translations
  • Proofreading
  • Rewriting
  • Structural and substantive editing
  • Stylistic editing
  • Translation, French to English
  • Writing

Media/Genres

  • Fiction
  • Fiction, mystery
  • Plays and screenplays
  • Poetry
  • Trade non-fiction

Subjects

  • Architecture
  • Arts
  • History
  • Literature
  • Religion and spirituality
  • Travel and tourism