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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 make text clean and crisp, effective, impressive and memorable. I organize text so it flows smoothly; clarify and tighten language; tailor the message for the target audience; correct embarrassing errors before it's too late; and collaborate with authors tactfully and professionally. Depending on your needs, I provide structural editing, stylistic editing, copyediting, rewriting, and manuscript evaluation. I respect your voice and style, so the final product is your message written in your style.

Editorial Skills

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


  • Academic books and monographs
  • Academic materials, general
  • Academic papers and essays
  • Advertising and marketing materials
  • Bibliographies
  • Books, general
  • Books, self-help
  • Books, self-published
  • Brochures
  • Business materials, general
  • Educational materials, general
  • Fiction
  • Hand-written materials
  • In-house publications
  • Indexes
  • Résumés and CVs
  • Study guides
  • Style guides
  • Teachers' guides
  • Tests and assessment materials
  • Textbooks, college and university
  • Textbooks, elementary and high school
  • Theses and dissertations
  • 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