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Marcel Chiera

Marcel Chiera Editorial Services

Guelph, ON N1H 2V4
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Experienced public speaker, available to talk to groups and associations about editors and editing.


I provide all editorial services for print and online publications. I have edited or managed the complete scope of publishing services for hundreds of projects, ranging in complexity from a four-page leaflet to a 2400-page medical textbook.

Specific editorial skills I routinely perform include copy editing, manuscript development, stylistic or structural editing, writing or rewriting, proofreading, and design.

Currently, I hold the following professional credentials:

•    Approved editor for the Auditor General of Canada

•    Approved editor for the Ontario Ministry of Education

•    Approved editor for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation

•    Pre-qualified editor for Alberta Education

•    Approved supplier for Professional Services Online with Public Works and Government Services Canada

•    Designated Organization Screening Security Clearance with the Government of Canada

•    Adviser to the Centennial College Publishing Programme

•    Voting Member of the Editors’ Association of Canada since March 2004

•    Member of the International Association of Business Communicators

•    Member of the American Book Publishers Association

Editorial Skills

  • Canadianization
  • Copy editing
  • Desktop publishing
  • Layout and design
  • Mark-up and coding
  • On-screen editing
  • Online editing
  • Plain language
  • Production editing
  • Proofreading
  • Rewriting
  • Structural and substantive editing
  • Stylistic editing
  • Web adaptation


  • Academic books and monographs
  • Academic papers and essays
  • Advertising and marketing materials
  • Anthologies
  • Books, self-published
  • Brochures
  • Business materials, general
  • Catalogues
  • E-books
  • Educational materials, general
  • In-house publications
  • Manuals and how-to books
  • Newsletters
  • Policies and procedures
  • Reports, annual
  • Reports, other
  • Style guides
  • Tests and assessment materials
  • Textbooks, college and university
  • Textbooks, elementary and high school
  • Websites


  • Administration
  • Arts
  • Business
  • Communications
  • Economics
  • Finance and taxation
  • Grammar and linguistics
  • Health care
  • History, Canadian
  • Literature
  • Pedagogy
  • Philosophy
  • Social sciences