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Ruth Chernia

Publishing Consultant

198 Victor Avenue
Toronto, ON M4K 1B2
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Editors Canada Volunteer Participation

  • Certification (2011)
  • Member Communications (2013)
  • Newsletter (2011, 2012)
  • Toronto Branch (2015)


I have a strong interest and expertise in preparing finished manuscripts for publication. Genealogy and family history are subject areas in which I've worked most recently. However, I have been responsible for the production of a wide range of material in many subject areas in trade non-fiction and at all levels of educational publishing. As project manager/production editor, I have shepherded many multi-author books through to publication. My educational background is a BA (History) and Diploma, Book Editing and Design. One author commented: "Thank you for your stunning precision and lovely patience." Others have praised my support of their writing through the editing process. Please note, I do not edit fiction.

Editorial Skills

  • Canadianization
  • Copy editing
  • Developmental or project editing
  • Indexing
  • Mark-up and coding
  • On-screen editing
  • Production editing
  • Referencing
  • Research and fact-checking
  • Stylistic editing


  • Academic materials, general
  • Books, general
  • Books, self-help
  • Books, self-published
  • Conference materials
  • Educational materials, general
  • Government materials, general
  • Guidebooks
  • Manuals and how-to books
  • Pictures and illustrations
  • Reference materials, general
  • Style guides
  • Teachers' guides
  • Textbooks, college and university
  • Textbooks, elementary and high school
  • Trade non-fiction
  • Transcripts and minutes


  • Archaeology and ancient history
  • Economics
  • Economy, politics, and law, general
  • Family
  • Gardening and horticulture
  • Government
  • Health
  • Health and medicine, general
  • Health care
  • History
  • Humanities, general
  • Psychology and mental health
  • Religion and spirituality
  • Social sciences