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Krysia P. Lear

The Editorial Suite

44 Pleasant Road
Guelph, ON N1E 3Z4
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Experienced public speaker, available to talk to groups and associations about editors and editing.


  • President's Award (2010)


  • Certified Proofreader (2006)

Editors Canada Volunteer Participation

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


A seasoned editor, my goal is to ensure that your words create the impact you want, that you communicate your ideas clearly and information effectively. 

I help authors find their voices, academics improve their papers, and organizations create clear effective reports. I collaborate with writers to organize their drafts into books and to bring their memoirs and books to life.

As for subjects, I work in fields ranging from education, health care, history, science and sociology to business, Christianity and spying.

 Strong editorial skills, strategic thinking, and sound judgment help make me an effective editor. My qualification as a Certified Proofreader speaks to my attention to detail.

Additional subjects include personal growth, international development and volunteering. I've worked for independent authors, not-for-profits, editing agencies, magazines, publishers and Christian organizations, both locally and internationally.  I've completed an editing program at Ryerson University and have a bachelor's degree in Theology -- and yes, it comes in handy.

“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.

For more on my qualifications and past projects, check out

Editorial Skills

  • Consulting and manuscript evaluation
  • Copy editing
  • Developmental or project editing
  • Editing translations
  • On-screen editing
  • Plain language
  • Production editing
  • Proofreading
  • 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


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