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Rob Tilley

Rob Tilley Editing Services

213 Golfview. Ave.
Toronto, ON M4E 2K8
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Editors Canada Volunteer Participation

  • Marketing and Public Relations (2011, 2013)
  • Newsletter (2011, 2012)
  • Toronto Branch (2012, 2013)
  • Annual General Meeting (2013)


I fact check and copy edit articles for The Canadian Encyclopedia and fact check non-fiction books for Red Line Editorial. My previous experience includes proofreading and research for the Literary Review of Canada, proofreading for Sharp magazine, and proofreading and copy editing for Red Line Editorial.

I have worked with fiction authors Béatrice Detiège and Richard Weese (stylistic editing), and Greg McEwan (copy editing).

I favour a light touch in my work, aiming to preserve the author’s style. However, I am well versed in grammatical and stylistic issues and will strive for an error-free document that is uncluttered and easy to understand.

With varied personal interests, I bring a breadth of knowledge and skill to any project. I have always been a voracious reader of all manner of books and magazines. No morning is complete for me without a perusal of the day’s newspaper. I am well read in the science fiction genre and have read science magazines all my life. Etymology has always fascinated me, and because of this my old Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary is now a battered wreck. Other interests include movies and music. 

I have an Editing Certificate from George Brown College and a Bachelor of Music from the University of Toronto.

Editorial Skills

  • Copy editing
  • On-screen editing
  • Proofreading
  • Research and fact-checking
  • Stylistic editing


  • Books, self-published
  • Dictionaries, directories, and encyclopedias
  • Fiction
  • Magazines
  • Music notation
  • Trade non-fiction


  • Aboriginal people
  • Archaeology and ancient history
  • Biography
  • Economy, politics, and law, general
  • History
  • History, Canadian
  • Sports