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Shaun Oakey

Toronto, ON M4E 1B8

Editors Canada Volunteer Participation

  • Publications (2015)


A versatile perfectionist with nearly 40 years of experience and plenty of repeat clients, among them Penguin, Random House, Doubleday, McClelland & Stewart, and HarperCollins. Copy-edited all three editions of Editing Canadian English. Fiction, nonfiction, and cookbook manuscripts frequently land on my desk. Praised by editors and authors for a good eye, a good ear, and tact. One recent author wrote, "Shaun always seemed to know the exact word or phrase that I struggled to find, and truly elevated the book and writing."

Editorial Skills

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


  • Anthologies
  • Bibliographies
  • Books, general
  • Books, self-help
  • Cookbooks
  • Fiction
  • Magazines
  • Periodicals, general
  • Trade non-fiction


  • Aboriginal people
  • Arts
  • Biography
  • Canada
  • Culture
  • Economy, politics, and law, general
  • Entertainment
  • Food and drink
  • Gender studies
  • Health and medicine, general
  • History
  • History, Canadian
  • Humanities, general
  • Industry and technology, general
  • Politics
  • Sciences, general
  • Society, general