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Katlyn Hebert

Origin Freelance

Vancouver, BC V5S 4P7

Editors Canada Volunteer Participation

  • British Columbia Branch (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)


I am an editor of fiction, poetry, and creative non-fiction. My areas of interest include literary, speculative or historical fiction for adults, and all genres of children’s and YA fiction. My non-fiction interests include, but are not necessarily limited to: family/relationships, identity, mental health, and social justice. I am interested in working with writers whose voices are marginalized by the publishing industry, including LGBTQ2S+, BIPOC, and folk with intersecting identities who do not see themselves represented in CanLit.


I offer a full range of editing services, including manuscript assessments. I have copy editing experience with local indie publishers and small businesses, and developmental, structural, and stylistic experience with diverse freelance clients. I am always updating my resources to help self-publishing authors make informed decisions.


I hold an Honours BA in English Literature from Nipissing University in North Bay, Ontario, and a Certificate in Editing from Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, BC. Through Editors Canada, I attend professional development meetings, seminars, and workshops. I am committed to maintaining the highest standards of practice, and keeping myself apprised of the latest developments in the industry.


I volunteer regularly at Blue Pencil Sessions at VPL’s  Britannia Branch: workshops that provide writers with a 30-minute editing consultation of their project. This is an excellent way for writers to connect with local editors and get professional advice — it’s also affords new authors the opportunity to ask questions about the editing process and the publishing industry. If your access to editing services is limited for financial reasons, please get in touch. 


Follow me on Twitter (@katlynhebert91) for a sampling of the books, articles, and blog posts I recommend reading. I have lovingly curated a feed dedicated to celebrating new voices in CanLit, specifically focusing on local authors, marginalized voices, and social justice and feminism in publishing.  


I live and work in Vancouver on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the Coast Salish peoples – Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), Stó:lō and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nations.  

Editorial Skills

  • Copy editing
  • Developmental or project editing
  • Online editing
  • Proofreading
  • Research and fact-checking
  • Rewriting
  • Structural and substantive editing
  • Stylistic editing


  • Books, children's and young adult
  • Books, general
  • Books, self-published
  • E-books
  • Fiction
  • Poetry
  • Trade non-fiction


  • Arts
  • Biography
  • Canada
  • Culture
  • Entertainment
  • Gender studies
  • History, Canadian
  • Lifestyles
  • Literature
  • Social sciences