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Krysia P. Lear

The Editorial Suite

72 Woodlawn Road E
Guelph, ON N1H 1G7
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Experienced public speaker, available to talk to groups and associations about editors and editing.


  • President's Award (2010)

Editors Canada Volunteer Participation

  • Certification (2011, 2012)
  • Conference (2011, 2015)
  • Kitchener-Waterloo-Guelph Twig (2012, 2013, 2015, 2017)
  • Publications (2011, 2014, 2015, 2017)


A seasoned non-fiction and academic editor, I enable clients to communicate ideas and information effectively. 

Experienced in substantive, stylistic and copy editing, I help writers and organizations turn research and concepts into books with a story to tell. In addition, I show clients how to make their messages clear and engaging.

Among my specialities as an academic editor is language editing for papers translated into English. In working on articles and papers, I check for accuracy, internal consistency, and appropriate language and tone. I use the standard style guides and check that the manuscript meets the criteria of the prospective publisher.

Strong editorial skills, strategic thinking, and sound judgment help make me an effective editor. I'm known for asking insightful questions that help clients sort out their thinking. My qualification as a Certified Proofreader speaks to my attention to detail.

I work with independent authors, researchers, graduate students, not-for-profits, publishers and Christian organizations, locally and internationally. 

As for training, I've completed an editing program at Ryerson University, taken numerous editing courses, earned a bachelor's degree in Theology, and had my own work edited by some of the best.

“I love the way you take what I have written or spoken and make it so much better,” wrote the executive director of a not-for-profit.

"You've made an important contribution," said another client.

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Editorial Skills

  • Consulting and manuscript evaluation
  • Copy editing
  • Developmental or project editing
  • Editing translations
  • On-screen editing
  • Online editing
  • Plain language
  • Production editing
  • Proofreading
  • Referencing
  • Research and fact-checking
  • Rewriting
  • Structural and substantive editing
  • Stylistic editing


  • Academic papers and essays
  • Books, general
  • Books, self-help
  • Books, self-published
  • Briefs, précis, and executive summaries
  • Educational materials, general
  • Manuals and how-to books
  • Proposals and evaluations
  • Reference materials, general
  • Reports, other
  • Résumés and CVs
  • Speeches
  • Theses and dissertations
  • Trade non-fiction


  • Administration
  • Biography
  • Developing countries
  • Ecology and environment
  • Geography
  • Health and medicine, general
  • History
  • History, Canadian
  • Humanities, general
  • Pedagogy
  • Psychology and mental health
  • Religion and spirituality
  • Sciences, general
  • Social sciences
  • Society, general