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Suzanne Methot, B.A. (History, Literature), B.Ed. (Equity, Diversity, Social Justice)

Certified Copy Editor

Editors Canada Volunteer Participation

  • Conference (1992)

Profile

• Skilled copy editor, substantive/structural editor, proofreader, content reviewer, and sensitivity reader with 30 years of experience and expertise in a range of subjects and sectors.

• Indigenous writer/editor with proven ability to accurately reflect Indigenous histories, experiences, and perspectives. Many years of experience working with non-Indigenous writers to ensure accuracy and with Indigenous writers to create authentic, engaging text that maintains author voice.

• Freelance clients include ABC Life Literacy, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, McGill University, York University, Metropolitan Action Committee on Violence Against Women and Children (METRAC), Ningwakwe Learning Press, Greenpeace Canada, A Space Gallery, McMaster Museum of Art, West Neighbourhood House, CultureLink, Toronto Green Community, Scholastic Canada, Scholastic U.S.

• In-house experience includes Fireweed: A Feminist Quarterly (managing editor), Fuse Magazine (editorial director), NOW Weekly (copy editor/proofreader), Vancouver/Toronto/Ottawa Computes (copy editor/proofreader), Anishinabek News (editor), Carswell-Thomson Reuters, Business Reference Group (editor/proofreader).

• Training and certification: Copy Editing I and Copy Editing II (Freelance Editors’ Association of Canada, 1991), Editing for Newsletters (Freelance Editors’ Association of Canada, 1992), and Writing for Magazines (George Brown College, 1993).

Editorial Skills

  • Adaptations
  • Canadianization
  • Consulting and manuscript evaluation
  • Copy editing
  • Developmental or project editing
  • On-screen editing
  • Online editing
  • Proofreading
  • Research and fact-checking
  • Rewriting
  • Structural and substantive editing
  • Stylistic editing
  • Web adaptation
  • Writing

Media/Genres

  • Academic books and monographs
  • Academic materials, general
  • Academic papers and essays
  • Anthologies
  • Atlases, maps, plans
  • Booklets
  • Books, art and photography
  • Books, children's and young adult
  • Books, general
  • Brochures
  • Business materials, general
  • Catalogues
  • Cookbooks
  • Curriculum guidelines
  • Educational materials, general
  • Government materials, general
  • In-house publications
  • Magazines
  • Manuals and how-to books
  • Newsletters
  • Newspapers
  • Periodicals, general
  • Policies and procedures
  • Proposals and evaluations
  • Reference materials, general
  • Reports, annual
  • Reports, other
  • Study guides
  • Subtitles
  • Teachers' guides
  • Textbooks, college and university
  • Textbooks, elementary and high school
  • Theses and dissertations
  • Trade non-fiction
  • Transcripts and minutes
  • Websites

Subjects

  • Aboriginal people
  • Archaeology and ancient history
  • Arts
  • Biography
  • Canada
  • Culture
  • Ecology and environment
  • Entertainment
  • Family
  • Food and drink
  • Gender studies
  • Geography
  • Government
  • Health
  • Health and medicine, general
  • Health care
  • History
  • History, Canadian
  • Humanities, general
  • Literature
  • Medicine, alternative
  • Music
  • North America
  • Pedagogy
  • Psychology and mental health
  • Social sciences
  • Society, general