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Katrina Tortorici, MFA Creative Writing

Polished Pages

20 Joe Shuster Way
Unit 1210
Toronto, ON M6K0A3
Canada
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Experienced public speaker, available to talk to groups and associations about editors and editing.
2019

Profile

 

WHO I AM

I am a passionate editor and writing coach who works closely with students, authors, and creative individuals to fully appreciate their goals, capture their unique voices, and help their words make the impact they desire.

Learn more about this in my recent Creator Spotlight interview.

WHO I REALLY AM

I am an advocate for ingenuity, painstakingly precise, and brimful of passion. I am a crafty storyteller, thoughtful writing coach, and scrupulous editor.

I am a creative who cares.

MY EXPERTISE

Words. All words.

Polished Pages exists because of my deep fondness for language, for transmitting ideas, and for telling a story that's yearning to be told. There are no limits as to how I can exercise these elements. I edit and proofread all written works but specialize in: 

     ✔ Young adult fiction

     ✔ Fantasy and urban fantasy

     ✔ New age nonfiction (e.g. topics around spirituality, oracle/tarot decks + booklets)

     ✔ Theses and dissertations

     ✔ Statements of intent (e.g. program entry, scholarship letters) 

If you’re not sure what type of editing you need, this page might help!

MY PHILOSOPHY

A piece of writing should make someone feel something. It should inspire, stir sentiments, linger like the aroma of freshly brewed coffee.

That’s why I take the time to understand you—what you stand for, what you hope to achieve, and who your audience is. Your desired impact is all that matters.

Poor writing and a dishonest writer's voice can be detected within seconds. Rushed storytelling and one-dimensional characters wreck a potentially provocative narrative. My promise is to evade these audience-killers and work together to create a quality, polished work.

Get to know a little more about me, or send me a message to discuss your writing project!

*Please note that I am experienced in working with US, UK, and Canadian spelling variations.

TESTIMONIALS

"I highly recommend Katrina as a book editor. If you're looking for a no-nonsense editor that won't stifle your creativity, go with Polished Pages. Katrina, above all else, is an accomplished reader, which is obvious in the way she cares deeply about your characters (maybe even as much as you do). I trust her intuition. I know my story is in good hands with her." Genevieve Morrison

Find out what others are saying about Katrina.

Editorial Skills

  • Copy editing
  • Developmental or project editing
  • Online editing
  • Proofreading
  • Structural and substantive editing

Media/Genres

  • Academic materials, general
  • Academic papers and essays
  • Booklets
  • Books, children's and young adult
  • Books, general
  • Books, self-help
  • Books, self-published
  • E-books
  • Fiction
  • In-house publications
  • Textbooks, college and university
  • Theses and dissertations
  • Trade non-fiction

Subjects

  • Culture
  • Earth sciences
  • Grammar and linguistics
  • Lifestyles
  • Literature
  • Religion and spirituality
  • Social sciences
  • Travel and tourism