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Mary Rykov, PhD
Editors Canada Volunteer Participation
- Certification (2014)
- Toronto Branch (2012, 2013)
My editing lends precision and clarity to your words without masking your unique voice. Your meaning and purpose will shine. I can help you free your voice, find your words, polish your message, and sing your song.
I provide substantive, developmental, stylistic, and copy editing, specializing in scholarly, academic, professional, corporate, memoir, and plain language genres. I outsource transcription of research interviews for scholarship and journalism. Because I review for publications, I am uniquely positioned to mentor new writers through the submission and re-writing process.
I welcome book-length academic dissertations or theses and memoirs, as well as concise business letters and reports. My preferred subjects include health, medicine, humanities, education, safety, and musicology.
I am a published author and writer with a PhD in Adult Education and considerable expertise in music therapy. Authors and poets may be interested to know I offer innovative ways to enhance creativity using music improvisation and Music-Evoked Imagery. Learn more about Music-Evoked Imagery on my website at http://maryrykov.com/writing-and-editing/.
I am an EAC Toronto Branch volunteer who contributed best practice instructional guidelines for the Toronto Branch Seminars Committee. In 2017-2018, I served as National Executive Council task force lead to update the Guidlines for Ethical Editing of Theses/Dissertations, that will be known as Ethical Guidelines for Editing Student Texts.
- Consulting and manuscript evaluation
- Copy editing
- Editing translations
- On-screen editing
- Plain language
- Research and fact-checking
- Structural and substantive editing
- Stylistic editing
- Academic books and monographs
- Academic papers and essays
- Briefs, précis, and executive summaries
- Business materials, general
- Conference materials
- Educational materials, general
- Grant applications and fundraising
- In-house publications
- Policies and procedures
- Proposals and evaluations
- Résumés and CVs
- Theses and dissertations
- Ecology and environment
- Health and medicine, general
- Humanities, general
- Social sciences