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Glenna M. Jenkins

Editors East

132 Blue Rocks Road, P.O. Box 418
Lunenburg, NS B0J 2C0
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Experienced public speaker, available to talk to groups and associations about editors and editing.

Editors Canada Volunteer Participation

  • Nova Scotia Twig (2015, 2014)


I am a writer, editor and economist, and a founding partner of Editors East, a Nova Scotia-based editing and writing company. My services include copyediting, structural and stylistic editing, and English-language assistance in manuscript development for ESL scholars. I am also a writing coach in both fiction and non-fiction. My editing skills and experience range from academic editing for economics scholars—MA theses; PhD dissertations; scholarly papers and books— to revising development bank documents. I also help aspiring fiction writers develop their story arc, characters, setting and point of view, and complete their novels and prepare submissions to publishers.

Most of my clients are non-native English speakers who wish to publish in peer-reviewed journals or who require assistance with English-language usage in their academic papers, masters theses, PhD dissertations, or scholarly  books. Others include development bank consultants, corporate clients,  and publishers of economics, business and public policy-related topics produced in either hard copy, digital format or on websites. 

My clients include economics scholars at the London School of Economics, Stanford University, the University of Colorado at Boulder, Henan University, the University of Beijing, the University of International Business and Economics, the University of Tokyo, and the Korean Institute for International Economic Policy, and the Institute for the Study of Labor, among others. I also work on a freelance basis on Asian Development Bank studies on topics related to sustainable development. I cannot produce a list of papers due to client confidentiality.

I help my clients produce clear, comprehensive, polished and well-organized documents for publication. I do so by revising for structure, grammar, syntax, cadence, and spelling. I also address sentence and paragraph length, subordinate clauses, adjust for active voice and simplify convoluted language so as to broaden readership. I check tables and figures to ensure they are accurate and complete. I check headings, subheadings, footnotes, endnotes and embedded citations to ensure they meet the appropriate style (APA, CMOS, CMA, MLA, ACS) of the journal being submitted to.  I note areas where further information or clarification is required and where connextions between paragraphs are necessary.  I also provide detailed feedback so as to help ESL scholars gain a greater understanding of English language usage.

To date, I have revised over 400 scholarly papers and dissertations that have been published in a number of peer-reviewed economic journals including: the Journal of Economic Literature; the Journal of Economic History; the Journal of Economic Development; and the Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, The Institute for the Study of Labor, among others. 

I also have a strong interest in fiction writing. In November 2014, I published my first novel Somewhere I Belong with Acorn Press Canada. It was selected for the Spring 2015 edition of Best Books for Kids and Teens (in Canada) and was cited for its exceptional calibre (so, in essence, it was placed among the best of the best, for 2015). It was also shortlisted for a 2016 Prince Edward Island book award. I also won the 2014 Atlantic Canada Writing Competition in the short literary non-fiction category, for my memoir Digging for Bones. My  short stories include: Rescue at Dirty River, published in Riptides: New Island Fiction, Acorn Press Canada, 2012. (This anthology placed third in the 2012 Atlantic Canada Book Awards and was Prince Edward Island's book of the year in 2013.);   Mrs. Higgenbotham's Red Hat published in Snow Softly Falling: Holiday Stories from Prince Edward Island, by Acorn Press Canada, 2015.( Amazon's pre-launch sales of this anthology sold out in one day.); and Justice Reversed, which has been selected for an anthology to be published in 2017 by MacIntyre Purcell Publishing.

Client feedback:
“I recommend Glenna as the top choice in editing Economics papers. Her service significantly improved the presentation of my papers.”

“Glenna Jenkins is knowledgeable in economics, excellent at copyediting for scholarly papers, and devoted to the job. I recommend her without reservation.”

“Glenna is extremely thorough. It is her attention to detail that makes her work so valuable."

“On Asian Development Bank projects, Glenna's background in environmental studies and economics has been invaluable."

Editorial Skills

  • Abstracting
  • Bilingual editing
  • Canadianization
  • Consulting and manuscript evaluation
  • Copy editing
  • Developmental or project editing
  • Editing translations
  • Metrication
  • On-screen editing
  • Permissions
  • Plain language
  • Proofreading
  • Referencing
  • Research and fact-checking
  • Rewriting
  • Structural and substantive editing
  • Stylistic editing
  • Web adaptation
  • Writing


  • Academic books and monographs
  • Academic materials, general
  • Academic papers and essays
  • Advertising and marketing materials
  • Anthologies
  • Booklets
  • Books, children's and young adult
  • Books, general
  • Books, self-help
  • Books, self-published
  • Briefs, précis, and executive summaries
  • Business materials, general
  • Conference materials
  • Cookbooks
  • Correspondence
  • Educational materials, general
  • Fiction
  • Fiction, mystery
  • Government materials, general
  • Guidebooks
  • Manuals and how-to books
  • Periodicals, general
  • Policies and procedures
  • Proposals and evaluations
  • Résumés and CVs
  • Study guides
  • Theses and dissertations
  • Trade non-fiction


  • Administration
  • Business
  • Construction and real estate
  • Ecology and environment
  • Economics
  • Economy, politics, and law, general
  • Energy, mines and natural resources
  • Finance and taxation
  • Gender studies
  • Government
  • Government, federal
  • Government, municipal
  • Government, provincial
  • Humanities, general
  • Industry and manufacturing
  • Industry and technology, general
  • Information technology
  • International relations
  • Labour and employment
  • Leisure, general
  • Lifestyles
  • Outdoor recreation
  • Pedagogy
  • Politics
  • Social sciences
  • Society, general
  • Technology
  • Transportation
  • Travel and tourism