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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

Editors Canada Volunteer Participation

  • National Executive Council (2021)

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 written and published "Letters to My Hypothetical Children", contributed to a #1 International Bestseller, "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 17 years’ experience in post-secondary education in a variety of 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.

In addition to teaching, Marcia has her own publishing business, Twin Horseshoes, providing editing, self-publishing, and marketing services to individuals, helping them fulfill their dream of being a published author. Twin Horseshoes has published titles in: nonfiction sales and selling; memoirs, including a travel memoir; children's picture books/series; and fiction fantasy. Twin Horseshoes publishes in ebook, paperback, and hardcover formats and distributes to bookstores, retailers, and libraries as well as direct to consumers. We have our first French translation coming in 2022!

Marcia is currently the Secretary, National Executive Council for Editors Canada. Marcia also likes to volunteer for causes related to health awareness, children’s and women’s rights, and donates blood on a regular basis. Outside of work, Marcia is a mom to twin girls. She likes to spend time with family and friends, and participate in any activity outside. 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
  • Proofreading
  • Referencing
  • Research and fact-checking
  • Rewriting
  • Structural and substantive editing
  • Writing

Media/Genres

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

Subjects

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