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Sandra V. Otto, CFA

Toronto, ON
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I studied history and English at the University of Toronto and hold a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation, earned while working as a research associate for an international bank. In addition to my CFA, I hold the Certificate in Financial Services Advice from the Canadian Securities Institute. Finance, investment, economics, and business are areas of strength, but I'm also an experienced fiction and non-fiction editor and proofreader. 

When you hire me to work on your project, expect high-quality editorial services, a professional and co-operative working relationship, and work delivered on time and at a reasonable cost. 

Clients: Scotia Group of Companies, Financial Planners Standards Council, Mackenzie Financial Corporation, McGraw-Hill Ryerson, HarperCollins Canada, Colborne Communications, The Globe and Mail, Knopf Canada, GMP Securities, TD Securities, and John Wiley & Sons.

Editorial Skills

  • Canadianization
  • Consulting and manuscript evaluation
  • Copy editing
  • Editing translations
  • Mark-up and coding
  • Metrication
  • On-screen editing
  • Online editing
  • Proofreading
  • Referencing
  • Research and fact-checking
  • Rewriting
  • Structural and substantive editing
  • Stylistic editing
  • Web adaptation
  • Writing


  • Academic papers and essays
  • Business materials, general
  • Conference materials
  • E-books
  • E-materials, general
  • Educational materials, general
  • Fiction
  • Government materials, general
  • Manuals and how-to books
  • Newsletters
  • Periodicals, general
  • Public relations materials
  • Reports, annual
  • Reports, other
  • Textbooks, college and university
  • Textbooks, elementary and high school
  • Trade non-fiction
  • Websites


  • Arts
  • Business
  • Canada
  • Economics
  • Economy, politics, and law, general
  • Energy, mines and natural resources
  • Finance and taxation
  • Food and drink
  • Health and medicine, general
  • History
  • History, Canadian
  • Humanities, general
  • Insurance
  • International relations
  • Literature
  • Mathematics and statistics
  • Politics
  • Society, general