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Timothy Baril

St. Albert, AB T8N2J3
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Experienced public speaker, available to talk to groups and associations about editors and editing.



As both author and editor, I specialize in the magic and emotion of story craft and I really enjoy working with creative writing. I love pulling a story apart, exploring the author's imagination and messages, and then finding better ways of reaching the audience. If you're looking for developmental editing of your manuscript, I can definitely help. From story conception to finished manuscript, I can assist with grammar, style and the technical aspects too. All genres welcome, including adult. Authors who want their story to be the best it can be before releasing it to the world: welcome!



I also enjoy working with nonfiction material and have interests in health and fitness, education, philosophy, history, global affairs, science and social sciences. I'm comfortable working on reports, media, textbooks and much more. 



I lived and worked in Japan as an English teacher for 8 years. So if you're looking for someone with work/study abroad experience, someone who understands living in a different culture and being a cultural ambassador, I can help. Overseas, I developed a strong ability with plain language, as it is essential in effective communication, especially when English isn't someone's first language. I have extensive experience editing projects for writers whose English is their second or third language.



Tim sent me a detailed report on my manuscript, adding valuable feedback and new ideas and suggestions on how I could improve the story and make the characters vivid in the mind of the reader. I really appreciated all he had done, and working with him was a pleasure. I highly recommend his editing services. Thank you so much, Tim! (indie author)


Thanking Timothy for his expertise and insight. He is generous with his ideas and advice! He has assisted me with writing style, plot, and much more while offering enlightening suggestions. It has been a privilege working with him! I would highly recommend his services to all. (indie author)


I had the pleasure of receiving an extensive report from Tim including both copy and developmental editing. The report was delivered promptly and covered all the significant bases with which I was concerned. It was clear from the report that Tim has an in-depth understanding of both the mechanics of writing and the expectations of the publishing world. His edits have given me a great deal to think about, and I have no doubt that many of his recommendations will find themselves in the final draft of Equo. As well, after he had sent me this report and I asked him a few questions, he engaged me in a very helpful manner, further clarifying points and granting me yet more insight. I would highly recommend his editing services. (indie author)


Bachelor of Arts: History (Minors in Political Science and English), University of British Columbia

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Editorial Skills

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


  • Academic materials, general
  • Academic papers and essays
  • Advertising and marketing materials
  • Blogs
  • Books, children's and young adult
  • Books, general
  • Books, self-help
  • Books, self-published
  • Business materials, general
  • Correspondence
  • E-books
  • E-materials, general
  • Educational materials, general
  • Fiction
  • Fiction, mystery
  • Newsletters
  • Public relations materials
  • Speeches
  • Trade non-fiction
  • Websites


  • Animals
  • Archaeology and ancient history
  • Arts
  • Asia
  • Biography
  • Business
  • Canada
  • Culture
  • Ecology and environment
  • History
  • History, Canadian
  • Life sciences
  • Medicine, alternative
  • North America
  • Philosophy
  • Society, general
  • Sports
  • Technology
  • Travel and tourism