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Sharon Lax, MA in Comparative Literature, MA in Education, Published Author; Member: Writers' Union of Canada, QWF, The Society of Editing

Sharon Lax - Word Café

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Writing is my oxygen; editing and teaching my work for over 25 years. 

I've edited numerous manuscripts of fiction, poetry and non-fiction. My work includes structural editing, copy editing, line editing, proofreading and revision of various documents, including journal articles, websites, training manuals and manuscripts of memoir, fiction and poetry, some translated from French, German or Spanish. Clients have praised my meticulous editing and revising, stating that it has been a joy to work with me and that I have understood their vision.

I hold an MA in Comparative Literature, from McGill University, an MATL (Master of Applied Teaching and Learning), also from McGill, a TESL certificate from Concordia University and a BA is in English and American Literature, from Brandeis University, in Boston, MA. My professional background in teaching, for all leves and ages, has been in the following subjects: English Literature, ESL, Social Studies, Math and Science. My publications are varied: news articles, TV scripts, newsletters, publicity and communications, book reviews, fiction, literary non-fiction and poetry. My short story collection Shattered Fossils is published by Guernica Editions, and I have numerous publications in literary journals. Over the course of several years, I've been a guest reader at various Montreal venues. 



Editorial Skills

  • Canadianization
  • Consulting and manuscript evaluation
  • Copy editing
  • Developmental or project editing
  • Editing translations
  • Layout and design
  • Mark-up and coding
  • On-screen editing
  • Online editing
  • Plain language
  • Production editing
  • Proofreading
  • Referencing
  • Research and fact-checking
  • Rewriting
  • Structural and substantive editing
  • Stylistic editing
  • Writing


  • Abstracts
  • Academic books and monographs
  • Academic materials, general
  • Academic papers and essays
  • Advertising and marketing materials
  • Anthologies
  • Bibliographies
  • Blogs
  • Booklets
  • Books, art and photography
  • Books, children's and young adult
  • Books, general
  • Books, self-help
  • Books, self-published
  • Brochures
  • Correspondence
  • Curriculum guidelines
  • Educational materials, general
  • Fiction
  • Fiction, mystery
  • Hand-written materials
  • Newsletters
  • Poetry
  • Proposals and evaluations
  • Public relations materials
  • Résumés and CVs
  • Study guides
  • Teachers' guides
  • Tests and assessment materials
  • Textbooks, elementary and high school
  • Theses and dissertations
  • Trade non-fiction
  • Transcripts and minutes


  • Aboriginal people
  • Administration
  • Animals
  • Arts
  • Biography
  • Business
  • Canada
  • Cinema
  • Communications
  • Culture
  • History
  • Humanities, general
  • Literature
  • Music
  • Pedagogy
  • Philosophy
  • Politics
  • Social sciences
  • Society, general
  • Travel and tourism