What I offer

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Arrow Editing Services

Editing means more than grammar-checking (though I enjoy that too!). I offer a wide range of editing and consultation services to help ensure your writing successfully meets your readers’ needs.


Fees (CAD$) effective January 2023:

$40/hour for graduate student projects. Supervisor’s permission required; excludes substantive editing. Learn more.

Minimum $50/hour for non-student academic materials (e.g., blog posts, articles, book chapters). Note: $60/hour for significant restructuring or, where appropriate, copywriting.

Minimum $75/hour for editing and/or copywriting professional & business materials (e.g., blog posts, correspondence, client-directed pieces, short reports).


For a quote on book-length projects, please contact me with details about topic, length, audience, and types of editing you’re looking for.


*To learn more about types of editing, visit Editors Canada.

What I Edit

Academic writing: theses/dissertations, journal articles, book chapters, blog posts, teaching materials, books (single-authored or edited collections).

  • Top 3 citation styles: APA, Chicago, MLA.
  • Top disciplines: social sciences, education, communication, humanities, business.

Business/professional writing: correspondence/email, client information/updates, reports, online materials.

  • Top skills: plain-language editing, one-on-one consultations, instructional sessions and workshops.

Types of Editing*

Structural / Substantive

Clarifying or reorganizing a document for content and structural flow. May include suggestions about document design or strategies for further content development.


Clarifying meaning, eliminating jargon, polishing language, improving sentence flow, and other non-mechanical line-by-line editing.


Editing for grammar, usage, spelling, punctuation, and other mechanics of style; checking for consistency of mechanics (including citation formatting) and for internal consistency of facts; reviewing head levels and approximate placement of art; editing tables, figures, and lists.


Checking already copyedited material for minor, mechanical errors (e.g. spelling mistakes or small internal inconsistencies) and for adherence to formatting requirements.

Send me details about your project for an estimate. I also offer new potential clients a free sample edit!