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Linda Jenkins

Red Pen Services

37 Jackson Court
Ottawa, ON K2K 1B6
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Experienced public speaker, available to talk to groups and associations about editors and editing.
Certified Copy Editor

Editors Canada Volunteer Participation

  • Certification (2011, 2012, 2014)


I have 20 years of experience in evaluating manuscripts and editing. When evaluating your manuscript, I provide you with constructive, concrete feedback and suggestions for improvements. As an editor, depending on your needs I organize your text so it flows smoothly, clarify and tighten the language, tailor the message for the target audience, correct embarrassing errors before it's too late, and collaborate with you tactfully and professionally. I respect your voice and style, so the final product is your message written in your style.

When I have time, I knit, crochet and quilt. Since high school, I've been an avid reader of English history and historical fiction. I've gone even further back to revive my first love: I am writing a science fiction novel.

Editorial Skills

  • Consulting and manuscript evaluation
  • Copy editing
  • Mark-up and coding
  • Metrication
  • On-screen editing
  • Plain language
  • Proofreading
  • Rewriting
  • Structural and substantive editing
  • Stylistic editing


  • Academic books and monographs
  • Academic papers and essays
  • Advertising and marketing materials
  • Books, children's and young adult
  • Books, general
  • Books, self-help
  • Books, self-published
  • Business materials, general
  • Curriculum guidelines
  • Fiction
  • Hand-written materials
  • Indexes
  • Study guides
  • Style guides
  • Teachers' guides
  • Tests and assessment materials
  • Textbooks, college and university
  • Textbooks, elementary and high school
  • Trade non-fiction
  • Websites


  • Administration
  • Business
  • Health care
  • History
  • History, Canadian
  • Humanities, general
  • Labour and employment
  • Life sciences
  • Mathematics and statistics
  • Medicine, alternative
  • Pedagogy
  • Psychology and mental health
  • Sciences, general