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Wayne Jones

Wayne Jones

59-259 Botanica Pvt.
Ottawa, ON K1Y 4P8
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Experienced public speaker, available to talk to groups and associations about editors and editing.


I have over 30 years experience in a wide range of editing and writing  services. I have edited books and anthologies, and have myself published both fiction and non-fiction. I'm attentive to detail but also able to assess any writing project as a whole and recommend major corrections and changes. I'm easy to work with and respectful of deadlines. You can see my CV online here, but feel free also to email, text, or call me any time. My rate is $50 per hour and I will provide you with an exact estimate before I begin any work for you. In most cases, it makes more sense to charge as a total (flat fee) for the whole project rather than by the hour, and I am open to negotiating that kind of pricing with any potential client. Please contact me any time. For more information, see my website.

Thanks for reading, and I hope we can work together on your project, big or small.

Wayne | 613-884-8953 | schedule a free consultation

Editorial Skills

  • Consulting and manuscript evaluation
  • Copy editing
  • Developmental or project editing
  • On-screen editing
  • Online editing
  • Plain language
  • Proofreading
  • Referencing
  • Rewriting
  • Structural and substantive editing
  • Stylistic editing
  • Writing


  • Academic books and monographs
  • Academic materials, general
  • Academic papers and essays
  • Anthologies
  • Blogs
  • Books, general
  • Books, self-help
  • Books, self-published
  • Brochures
  • Conference materials
  • Dictionaries, directories, and encyclopedias
  • E-books
  • E-materials, general
  • Fiction
  • Fiction, mystery
  • In-house publications
  • Magazines
  • Newsletters
  • Periodicals, general
  • Plays and screenplays
  • Reports, annual
  • Reports, other
  • Speeches
  • Style guides
  • Textbooks, college and university
  • Textbooks, elementary and high school
  • Theses and dissertations
  • Trade non-fiction
  • Websites


  • Arts
  • Cinema
  • Communications
  • Humanities, general
  • Literature
  • Philosophy