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Simon Ogden

Synonym Toast Editing Services

9-2 Water St.
Charlottetown, PE C1A1A1
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Experienced public speaker, available to talk to groups and associations about editors and editing.


Simon Ogden is the owner/operator of Synonym Toast Editing Services and the Head Editor at Tellwell Talent, a full-service assisted self-publisher in Victoria, BC. The youngest in a family of linguists, Simon's passion for and expertise in the mechanics of the English language was endowed at an early age, and he began his literary career as a noted playwright and script doctor. He now focuses his writing on essays and fiction, and proudly helps other writers reach their goals through his own editing company and by quarterbacking the talented editing team at Tellwell. 

Editorial Skills

  • Canadianization
  • Consulting and manuscript evaluation
  • Copy editing
  • Developmental or project editing
  • Plain language
  • Proofreading
  • Research and fact-checking
  • Rewriting
  • Structural and substantive editing
  • Stylistic editing
  • Writing


  • Advertising and marketing materials
  • Blogs
  • Books, children's and young adult
  • Books, general
  • Books, self-help
  • Books, self-published
  • Cookbooks
  • Fiction
  • Fiction, mystery
  • Magazines
  • Newsletters
  • Periodicals, general
  • Plays and screenplays
  • Trade non-fiction
  • Websites


  • Animals
  • Architecture
  • Arts
  • Canada
  • Cinema
  • Culture
  • Entertainment
  • Food and drink
  • Grammar and linguistics
  • Humanities, general
  • Literature
  • Music
  • Sports