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Marcia Allyn Luke, MPEd (2022), BA (Hons Eng), Publishing Certificate

Marcia Allyn Luke

155 Cornish Drive
Courtice, ON L1E 3H3
Canada
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Experienced public speaker, available to talk to groups and associations about editors and editing.
2006

Profile

Marcia Allyn has an Honours Bachelor in English from the University of Guelph and a postgraduate Publishing Certificate from Ryerson University. She is currently completing a Master of Professional Education at Western University. Her favourite pastime is reading, and she can often be found with her nose in a book. Marcia has been a writer at heart from the very beginning, writing children’s books for younger grades at elementary school. Marcia has contributed to a #1 Bestselling book, "Silent Grief, Healing, & Hope", and has authored numerous articles for TWINS Magazine, New Dreamhomes Magazine, and Life in Multiples.

Marcia has a passion for education and lifelong learning, devoting her career to publishing educational resources, developing curriculum, and teaching at the post-secondary level. She has been teaching since 2017 and has taught courses such as Introductory Communications, Professional Writing, College English, and Conspiracy Theories (Critical Thinking), at Fleming College, George Brown College, and Humber College. She has 15 years’ experience in post-secondary education in a variety of teaching, editorial, marketing, management, and sales positions, providing her with a unique, holistic perspective. Companies Marcia has worked with include: American Technical Publishers, McGraw-Hill Education, NELSON Education, and Harlequin Enterprises.

Marcia is recognized as digitally savvy and forward thinking and has been invited regularly to pilot and launch new technology, as well as provide training and documentation cross-functionally. She drives change for innovation and efficiency. She is a collaborative and diplomatic leader and team member, and she thrives on a challenge.

Marcia likes to volunteer for causes related to children’s and women’s rights and donates blood on a regular basis. When not reading, writing, or teaching, Marcia is mom to twin girls. She likes to spend time with family and friends, participate in any activity outside, and catch up on sleep whenever possible. Marcia loves coffee, Harry Potter, and puppy snuggles. 

Editorial Skills

  • Acquisitions
  • Adaptations
  • Canadianization
  • Consulting and manuscript evaluation
  • Copy editing
  • Developmental or project editing
  • On-screen editing
  • Online editing
  • Permissions
  • Rewriting
  • Structural and substantive editing
  • Writing

Media/Genres

  • Academic materials, general
  • Advertising and marketing materials
  • Blogs
  • Books, general
  • Books, self-published
  • Briefs, précis, and executive summaries
  • Business materials, general
  • Conference materials
  • Curriculum guidelines
  • E-materials, general
  • Educational materials, general
  • Fiction
  • Magazines
  • Multimedia
  • Newsletters
  • Policies and procedures
  • Proposals and evaluations
  • Reference materials, general
  • Reports, other
  • Résumés and CVs
  • Surveys
  • Textbooks, college and university
  • Trade non-fiction
  • Websites

Subjects

  • Administration
  • Biography
  • Business
  • Canada
  • Communications
  • Family
  • Grammar and linguistics
  • Humanities, general
  • Leisure, general
  • Lifestyles
  • Literature
  • Outdoor recreation
  • Pedagogy
  • Social sciences
  • Society, general
  • Technology