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Nancy L. Ackerman


5-3290 av. Mistral
Brossard, QC
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Editors Canada Volunteer Participation

  • Code of Ethics Task Force (2012)
  • Toronto Branch (2012, 2013, 2014)


Editor–linguist, freelance, with over 25 years experience editing and writing in academia, public affairs, development and selected fiction. Multilingual (English, French, and Russian), with knowledge of Latin, Greek, German, Spanish, Japanese, Persian, Italian, Dutch. Preferred subjects: humanities, political science, international development, health, medicine, women’s studies, musicology, biography and serious fiction. Broad experience with books and articles written by non-native speakers/writers of English. Knowledge of varied communication and house styles, including formal academic, concise journalism, the Web, business correspondence. Praised by clients for meticulous work, talent for taming verbosity, improving style, readability, and conciseness, while preserving author’s voice and intent.

Editorial Skills

  • Copy editing
  • On-screen editing
  • Referencing
  • Rewriting
  • Structural and substantive editing
  • Stylistic editing
  • Translation, French to English
  • Translation, other
  • Writing


  • Academic materials, general
  • Academic papers and essays
  • Bibliographies
  • Books, general
  • Conference materials
  • Correspondence
  • Magazines
  • Newspapers
  • Reports, other
  • Theses and dissertations


  • Animals
  • Architecture
  • Arts
  • Culture
  • Developing countries
  • Ecology and environment
  • Economics
  • Family
  • Gardening and horticulture
  • Gender studies
  • Grammar and linguistics
  • Health and medicine, general
  • Health care
  • Humanities, general
  • International relations
  • Medicine
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Politics
  • Psychology and mental health
  • Religion and spirituality
  • Social sciences
  • Society, general
  • Travel and tourism