Welcome!

I'm Susan Filyer, owner of Editing by the Book, a copy editing, stylistic editing, and proofreading service.

My language and editing skills have enhanced online educational material, professional reports, websites, technical manuals, motivational business text, and student essays.

I have proofread museum exhibits at the Canadian War Museum and the Canadian Museum of History,  including the Canadian History Hall, created for the 150th anniversary of Canada’s Confederation.

I edit according to standards of grammar, punctuation, and usage established by style guides such as The Chicago Manual of Style. At the same time, I recognize that your writing voice is unique, and I will preserve your style and message with care.

I’m proficient in Canadian, US, and UK spelling and usage. As a native English speaker, I can assist writers for whom English is a second (or third or fourth) language.

My training includes studies in grammar and editing through the University of California, Berkeley’s Professional Sequence in Editing program.

I have a B.A. in English Literature from Carleton University, Ottawa, where I received the  Journalism Faculty Writing Style Award

As a member of Editors Canada, I edit according to their Professional Editorial Standards.

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Contact:  sfilyer@shaw.ca