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Vivian Zenari

Vivian Zenari Writing and Editing Services

11627 70 Street NW
Edmonton, AB T5B 1T6
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Experienced public speaker, available to talk to groups and associations about editors and editing.


I edit and proofread novels, stories, memoirs, autobiographies, dissertations, blogs, manuals, scripts, articles, websites, and whatever else people read and write, whether self-published or traditionally published. See my LinkedIn profile or my website, or email me at

I have worked as an editor with Spar Aerospace and The Canadian Encyclopedia. After interrupting my editing career to become an academic, I have returned to editing. As an academic, I specialized in American literature of the nineteenth century, and I have taught composition, grammar, film, English literature, and creative writing.

As a writer, my work has appeared in AlbertaViews, The Prairie Journal for Canadian Literature, Qwerty, The Tomato Food and Drink, The Richest, Canthius, War, Literature and the Arts, Canadian Journal of Action Research, Vue Magazine, The International Journal of Comic Art, On Spec, Folio (University of Alberta), Foliate Oak, The Write Place at the Write Time, and The Dalhousie Review, among others. For several years I have maintain a blog about creativity, Mimetic Capitol. My short story, "Royal Visit," won a silver in fiction for the 2015 Alberta Magazine Awards presented by the Alberta Magazine Publishers Association (AMPA).

Editorial Skills

  • Abstracting
  • Canadianization
  • Consulting and manuscript evaluation
  • Copy editing
  • Desktop publishing
  • Developmental or project editing
  • Mark-up and coding
  • On-screen editing
  • Online editing
  • Plain language
  • Production editing
  • Proofreading
  • Referencing
  • Research and fact-checking
  • Rewriting
  • Structural and substantive editing
  • Stylistic editing
  • Web adaptation
  • Writing


  • Academic materials, general
  • Blogs
  • Business materials, general
  • Educational materials, general
  • In-house publications
  • Magazines
  • Newsletters
  • Periodicals, general
  • Policies and procedures
  • Reference materials, general
  • Study guides


  • Administration
  • Arts
  • Biography
  • Canada
  • Cinema
  • Communications
  • Culture
  • Entertainment
  • Grammar and linguistics
  • History
  • History, Canadian
  • Humanities, general
  • Leisure, general
  • Literature
  • North America
  • Pedagogy
  • Sciences, general
  • Society, general
  • United States