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Book designer David Moratto, book editors, proofreaders, book indexers

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Below you will find a list of experts and sources that specialize from simple proofreading to indexers, copy editors and book editors that have deeper understandings to story lines, plots and characters. They can help make your book flow, come alive and error free for publication.


When you hire a professional, she or he works for you and you have the opportunity to seek one best suited for your style and needs.


I don’t receive a fee from you contacting or hiring these professionals nor am I involved between you and the professional. They are listed here to benefit you. Their names are linked to their websites. You can contact them directly.


Here are their official blurbs:





Jane Mackay, copy editing, proofreading and writing services

Professional, accurate, experienced. I care about language; I care that it be used with precision. Language used precisely can convey infinite meaning and nuance, and exert powerful influence.


Michael Mirolla, Word Doctor  (

  • Award-winning writer and editor.
  • More than 25 years experience as a freelance copy editor.
  • Previously worked as an editor for major daily newspapers, The Montreal Star and The Montreal Gazette.
  • Also served as a freelance manuscript evaluator for Harlequin Romance as well as for The Writers’ Union of Canada.
  • Presently editor-in-chief at Guernica Editions, a Canadian literary publisher. Edited all books since 2010.
  • Duties include evaluation and editing of manuscripts, both line and structural editing, and working with the selected authors to create a publishable manuscript.
  • Qualified with experience to edit the full range of genres: from memoir, creative and literary non-fiction to novels, short story collections and poetry – as well as play- and film-scripts.
  • Have worked as a ghostwriter for self-help and motivational books.
  • Fast and accurate work.
  • Email for rates.


Michael Mirolla's professional memberships:

  • The Writers’ Union of Canada (TWUC)
  • The Association of Italian-Canadian Writers (AICW)
  • The Quebec Writers Federation (QWF)
  • The League of Canadian Poets (LCP)


Diane O’Connell

A Book Editor Who Can Help You Sell Your Work.

  • Need help writing your book to sell it?
  • Need help getting your book published?
  • Looking for a book editor to help guide your work to the marketplace?

With over 25 years of experience in publishing, Diane O’Connell is an expert at helping turn first-time writers into published authors.


Mary L. Dennis, writing and editing

Are you looking for a freelance writer or editor with an old-fashioned work ethic and a proven track record? From initial concept to final galleys, I'll be with you all the way, devoted to your deadline and attentive to every detail.


Kathy Carter, nonfiction book editing

Well versed for US clients. Thorough, reliable freelance editor specializing in nonfiction books, with over 25 years of professional publishing experience. Whether you need basic copyediting, substantive editing, developmental editing, or an editorial critique, I provide excellent service and top-notch results.


Jessica Augustsson copy editing and translation service

My goal is to take your text and not only correct any errors in grammar and usage, but rework it where necessary, while acting as a first reader to sort out any possible confusion. Additionally, I specialize in speculative fiction and have an understanding of those alternate universes you've taken such care to create.


Editors' Association of Canada (EAC)

EAC promotes professional editors specializing in various skills. You can seek an editor through their online directory of editors





Clive Pyne, book indexing services

Indexes make the difference between a book and a very good book. "Indexes are for readers who want quick access to information. The index provides a gateway to the author's ideas: it's the map to the book."





Laren Bright

Since 1998 we have been assisting authors and independent publishers in making their books stand out so they can compete with those of the big publishing houses. We have created compelling

  • book titles and subtitles
  • back cover and flap text
  • author bios
  • and other promotional materials





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