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Ryan Perks


Peterborough, ON K9H 1C8
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I am an experienced editor of nonfiction books, articles, and dissertations, whose work history combines an extensive grounding in graduate-level writing and research with seven years’ experience as a freelance copy editor of both academic (history, political science, sociology, film studies) and trade (memoir, reportage, travel writing) manuscripts for a variety of university presses in Canada and the UK. I am familiar with various citation styles, dictionaries, and style guides, and I provide a full range of editorial services, from copy editing and proofreading to structural and stylistic editing. I have also worked extensively with ESL writers and academics, for whom I have served as both an editor and a writing consultant. Contact me for a free estimate and sample edit. 

Editorial Skills

  • Consulting and manuscript evaluation
  • Copy editing
  • Proofreading
  • Structural and substantive editing
  • Stylistic editing


  • Academic books and monographs
  • Academic papers and essays
  • Theses and dissertations
  • Trade non-fiction


  • History
  • Humanities, general
  • Literature
  • Politics
  • Social sciences