Hire Me

I edit grant applications for artists and academics, and, for academics, I also edit journal articles, book chapters, minigraphs and monographs, and promotion and tenure dossiers, with a special emphasis on the health sciences, social sciences, and humanities.

My Schedule

I am currently booking projects starting in January 2024.

Please note that my freelancing schedule is often booked in advance, and I am rarely able to offer turn-around times of less than one week. Should you need a rush job, I would be happy to recommend one of my colleagues.

My Services

Although I do perform more superficial copyediting and proofreading services on occasion, my specialties are in developmental, structural, and stylistic editing. I also revise formatting, figures, and tables for clarity. For authors whose voice I know well, I sometimes rewrite sections of their work, based on content and research supplied by the author. I am happy to recommend services tailored to your draft and budget.

Grant Application Editing

I have expertise in editing and formatting all components of grant applications, including editing the designs of figures, tables, and images.

For academics, I have experience editing successful grant applications for:

  • SSHRC Insight & Insight Development grants
  • SSHRC Partnership & Partnership Development grants
  • CIHR Project & New Investigator grants
  • MSFHR Scholar & Reach Programs
  • Internal, institutional seed, SoTL, teaching & learning, partnership, dissemination, and scholar grants

For artists, I have experience editing successful grant applications for the Canada Council for the Arts and the Vancouver Foundation.

Manuscript Editing

I edit research publications in education, the health sciences, and the social sciences and humanities.

For academics, I bring expertise in stylistic and structural editing, including shaving down the word count in too-long manuscripts. By shifting words within sentences and sentences within paragraphs, I can enable your writing to hit its most emphatic points in the most strategically important parts of your document. I edit draft journal articles, book chapters, minigraphs, monographs, and other research manuscripts.

For journal publishers, I provide copyediting services.

Promotion and Tenure Documents

I provide developmental, structural, and stylistic editing, as well as coaching and writing support, for academics pursuing tenure or promotion. I edit research statements, teaching statements, appendices, and CVs. I have experience supporting academics who have created both paper and digital P&T dossiers, though my preference is for PDFs.

I offer P&T dossier editing at a package rate of $2,500 CDN + tax. Note: in 2024, this rate will increase to $3,000 CDN + tax. This package rate includes editing your teaching and research statements, editing your CV, and combining your appendices (e.g. syllabi, student evaluations of teaching, sample assignments and rubrics, publications) into a PDF with bookmarks (i.e. a hyperlinked table of contents).

As with grant application editing, there are no guarantees of success when you hire an editor to support your application for promotion or tenure. Nonetheless, as of May 2022, every client I’ve ever supported with a P&T dossier has been successful in their application.

My Rates

I charge between $0.075/word + tax and $0.09/word + tax, payable by email money transfer or direct deposit (if your institutions prefers). The rate varies depending on the type of edit you need, the speed at which you need the work done, and the depth of editing required. For projects for which a per-word rate is not appropriate (e.g. CVs, grant applications), please contact me for my per-hour rate.

For an estimate of the cost of your project, please provide the following:

  • The length of the project (in number of words).
  • The date by which you require the work returned to you.
  • The kind of editing you need (i.e., work on grammar & word choice, or more substantive, structural feedback).
  • Any concerns or details about areas of weakness in your writing.
  • A short sample (5-10 pages) of the work to be edited.

Grad Students

Graduate students, please note that I follow Editors Canada’s Guidelines for Ethical Editing of Theses / Dissertations to ensure the academic integrity of your work.

How to Hire an Editor

Not sure that I’m the right person to support you? Or do you work in a discipline that I’m not best-positioned to support? Or are you a UBC grad student for whom I’m not going to provide support? If this sounds like you, please check out my “how to hire an editor” resource.