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Maylon Gardner, Publishing Certificate

BC
Canada
Experienced public speaker, available to talk to groups and associations about editors and editing.

Profile

You write it, I right it. I am particularly interested in working with emerging writers who would like style guidance as well as a grammatical overview. If you are self-publishing or have completed your first writing project and aren't sure what your next step should be, message me. I'm happy to help buff your manuscript so it has a better chance of a successful publication run or submission to an agent.

I am a freelance editor with an HBA from Western in English and Comparative Literature and Culture as well as a Publishing Certificate from Ryerson (focused on editing and proofreading). Most of my clients are in the business sphere, though my work at various independent publishing presses has broadened the topics considerably. Projects I've taken on range from understanding motivation and the power of social engagement to fantasy epics more than 600 pages long. Interestingly it's been my non-editing work experience in health and fitness, business, sales, and marketing that really gives me the edge in the editing world. I've found a lot of authors (new and veteran) have questions about book promotion and marketing strategies, so I offer those services as well.

My strongest editing topics include:

- fantasy / sci-fi
- business, entrepreneurship, and marketing
- fitness, health, and wellness
- creative non-fiction
- social justice issues / affirmative action
- self-help
- dark / emotional thought pieces and stories

My goal is to maintain your voice and intention throughout your manuscript while providing the best edits and guidance possible to help you succeed in the market. I will give you an honest assessment of your manuscript, followed by an editing cycle that will see a completed revision in your hands within 10-14 days... unless you've written a leviathon of a book -- and we should talk about that.

I look forward to seeing all your stories!

Editorial Skills

  • Consulting and manuscript evaluation
  • Copy editing
  • Developmental or project editing
  • On-screen editing
  • Online editing
  • Proofreading
  • Rewriting
  • Structural and substantive editing
  • Stylistic editing
  • Writing

Media/Genres

  • Advertising and marketing materials
  • Blogs
  • Booklets
  • Books, children's and young adult
  • Books, general
  • Books, self-help
  • Books, self-published
  • Briefs, précis, and executive summaries
  • Brochures
  • Business materials, general
  • Catalogues
  • E-books
  • Fiction
  • Fiction, mystery
  • Magazines
  • Newsletters
  • Proposals and evaluations
  • Public relations materials
  • Reports, other
  • Trade non-fiction

Subjects

  • Archaeology and ancient history
  • Arts
  • Biography
  • Business
  • Canada
  • Communications
  • Construction and real estate
  • Culture
  • Economics
  • Economy, politics, and law, general
  • Finance and taxation
  • Food and drink
  • Health
  • Health and medicine, general
  • Humanities, general
  • Industry and manufacturing
  • Industry and technology, general
  • Lifestyles
  • Literature
  • North America
  • Outdoor recreation
  • Psychology and mental health
  • Social sciences
  • Society, general
  • Sports
  • Travel and tourism
  • United States