I am a publishing and communications professional with more than ten years of experience spread across traditional trade publishing, academic publishing, journalism, writing, editing, and the film industry. In addition to holding a Master of Publishing and a Bachelor of Fine Arts (majoring in Visual Arts), both from Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, BC, I’ve: written and edited for magazines; produced, edited, and marketed trade fiction, poetry, and academic material for international sales and distribution; and have worked as a production intern and freelance editor with Drawn & Quarterly Publications in Montréal, as Marketing and Production Coordinator with NeWest Press in Edmonton, and as a freelance substantive editor with Chizine Publications in Toronto and Broken River Books in Portland.
I offer a wide variety of services including but not limited to: editing (substantive, copy, fact-checking, and proofreading), manuscript preparation, screenplay editing, marketing and publicity, and consultation services for new writers wanting to understand and successfully navigate the sometimes difficult submission process. For publishers, I offer my editorial services as well as a comprehensive understanding of the publishing production process. For graduate students, I am well versed in the sixth edition of the American Psychological Association (APA) publication manual and have spent several years as a Ph.D. dissertation editor, focusing primarily on psychology, feminist studies, body image and eating disorders, and women and the health care system.
I’ve been fortunate enough to work in many styles and genres: literary fiction, science fiction and fantasy, poetry, aboriginal studies, biographies, comics and graphic novels, mysteries, academic and scholarly work, children’s and young adult fiction, short fiction, flash fiction, and translations. The scope of my interests has no limit.
If you’re an author, student, screenwriter, or publisher in need of assistance, don’t be shy—get in touch. Let’s work together.
>> “Andrew has an eye for detail and accuracy in his editing work. Most importantly, my academic supervisor was extremely pleased with the work he did in editing several chapters of my final PhD dissertation. I would happily recommend Andrew’s editing services to anyone.” — Elyse Peasley, 2012 University of Toronto PhD Candidate
>> “Andrew was highly accurate, professional, efficient, and detail-oriented in APA formatting and copy-editing my doctoral dissertation. My dissertation committee was extremely pleased with his work. His cost-effective and extremely thorough services saved me hours of time. I highly recommend Andrew’s services!” — Theanna Bischoff, 2013 University of Toronto PhD Candidate