Book Publishing Freelancers from Diverse Communities Database

Terrence Abrahams Freelance Editor

Terrence Abrahams is an editor, poet, and Libra. He holds a MA in contemporary literature from Toronto Metropolitan University and a BA in literature, philosophy and book & media studies from the University of Toronto. His editorial work focuses on poetry, literary fiction, speculative fiction, and creative nonfiction. He is particularly interested in poetry and poetic writing, work featuring transgender and/or queer characters or themes, and creative essays. Contact form.
Location
Toronto, ON
Communities Represented
Transgender individuals, transgender men and trans masculine individuals, LGBTQ+ individuals
Skill Sets
Developmental Editor, Copy Editor, Proofreader
Genre of Experience
Adult - Fiction, Adult - Non-fiction, Poetry, Adult - Speculative Fiction, Adult - Fantasy
Website
www.trabrahams.wordpress.com/

Anam Ahmed Freelance Editor and Copywriter

I have over a decade of experience in the publishing and marketing space. I was an editor for the For Dummies books with John Wiley and Sons, and now work freelance as an editor on non-fiction trade titles in the business and personal finance space. I also write marketing campaigns and provide content strategy.

Email: words@anamahmed.ca

Location
Toronto, ON
Communities Represented
BIPOC
Skill Sets
Development Editor, Substantive Editor, Copywriter, Content Strategist
Genre of Experience
Adult - Non-fiction
Website
www.anamahmed.ca/
www.anamahmed.ca/select-portfolio.html

Akram Barabadi Freelance Translator and Editor

Experienced Translator with a demonstrated history of working in the human resources industry. Skilled in Coaching, Translation, Lecturing, Instructional Design, and Organizational Development. Strong media and communication professional with a M.A focused in Reading Strategies, Cognitive and Meta-cognitive Awareness and Think-aloud Technique from Hakim Sabzevari University.

Location
Iran
Communities Represented
Publishing
Skill Sets
Copy Editor, Proofreader, Translator
Genre of Experience
Art books

Jillian Bell Freelance editor

Jillian is a freelance editor and writer in Saskatchewan’s luscious Qu’Appelle Valley, and is part of the LGBTQ+ community. She has worked on a wide range of manuscripts, ranging from poetry to genre fiction to memoir and creative non-fiction. Jillian has worked as a developmental and copy editor for gaming books (primarily Role Playing Games – RPGs), best-selling memoir, poetry, YA, and fiction, both literary and genre.

Email: ajillian.s.bell@gmail.com

Location
Saskatchewan
Communities Represented
LGBTQ+
Skill Sets
Manuscript Reviewer, Developmental Editor, Copy Editor, Proofreader
Genre of Experience
Young Adult - Fiction, Adult - Fiction, Adult - Non-fiction, Poetry, Cookbooks

Maya Berger Freelance Editor, Proofreader, and Business Admin Consultant

As an author, your writing is important to you. My aim as an editorial professional is to make sure that what you mean to say comes across to your readers as clearly as possible.

I worked as an editor, researcher, and editorial manager in the higher education specialist publishing sector for over 10 years before starting my own editorial business in 2016. I specialize in academic texts in the humanities and social sciences (especially sexuality and gender studies, philosophy, political science, and literature) as well as diverse and inclusive romantic, erotic (kink-positive), and speculative fiction.

Email: maya.berger@gmail.com

Location
Toronto, ON
Communities Represented
LGBTQ2IA+, Queer, Woman, Immigrant (Canadian immigrant in the UK for 13 years)
Skill Sets
Developmental Editor, Copy Editor, Proofreader
Genre of Experience
Children's - Fiction, Young Adult - Fiction, Young Adult - Non-fiction, Adult - Fiction, Adult - Non-fiction, Academic/Scholarly, Romance, Erotica, Speculative Fiction
Website
www.whatimeantosay.com/
www.whatimeantosay.com/portfolio-fiction

Brittany Chung Campbell Book Coach

Hi my name is Brittany Chung Campbell. I am a book coach who helps nonfiction authors with diverse stories go from just an idea to a professional book with consistent sales.
I’m passionate about uplifting marginalized voices with diverse stories because, now more than ever, our stories are required reading for readers who want to read about stories that are not often shared. My goal is to make the self publishing path less confusing, and easier to understand. I hope to guide my clients towards achieving their author goals.

Location
Toronto, ON
Communities Represented
I am a Canadian - Jamaican black woman.
Skill Sets
Manuscript Reviewer, Development Editor, Book Marketing Services
Genre of Experience
Adult - Non-fiction, Children's - Non-fiction, Young Adult - Non-fiction
Website
www.brittanychungcampbell.com
linkedin.com/in/brittanychungcampbell

Elizabeth J Campbell Publisher, Freelance Illustrator

I am a new publisher in Cornwall Ontario as well as an Illustrator for books. I have many years of experience both in formatting books and illustrations.

Email: elitelizzardpublishing@hotmail.com

Location
Cornwall, ON
Communities Represented
Skill Sets
Illustrator, Ebook Developer
Genre of Experience
Children's - Fiction, Young Adult - Fiction, Young Adult - Non-fiction, Adult - Fiction, Adult - Non-fiction, Educational (K-12), Higher Educational (College, University, etc.), Poetry, Drama
Website
www.behance.net/lizzywhothefunk

Alicia Chantal Freelance Copy Editor and Proofreader

Hello! I’m Alicia Chantal, owner of Fresh Look Editing. Professional communication has been part of my life for more than 15 years. Whether you are an individual or an organization I can help you make an impact. I specialize in non-fiction copy editing and proofreading for business communication, human interest, health care, education, and academia (humanities and social sciences). I have worked on various documents for corporate, small, and non-profit businesses, and manuscripts for independent authors and publishers, including Greystone Books (Kids), Inanna Publications, Laberinto Press, and Wilfrid Laurier University Press. I view editing as a collaborative exercise and value getting to know my clients’ needs. If your goal is to inform or inspire, educate or empower, I can help you polish the details that will make your message shine.

Email: alicia@freshlookediting.ca

Location
Edmonton, AB
Communities Represented
Black Canadian, Women
Skill Sets
Sensitivity Reader, Copy Editor, Proofreader, Writer, Consultant, Researcher, Fact Checker
Genre of Experience
Children's - Fiction, Children's - Non-fiction, Adult - Non-fiction, Academic/Scholarly, Higher Educational (College, University, etc.), Business Communication
Website
freshlookediting.ca/

Catherine Ming-Wai Cheung Freelance Scientific and Medical Illustrator

I am a recently graduated scientific and medical illustrator from the Master Scientific Illustration (MSI) program in Maastricht, the Netherlands. For my thesis, I worked in a professional setting with ENT specialists and speech therapists to create illustrations for their department and further specialist education. I am adaptable and professional, having experience in human and animal dissection labs and observing in surgical theatres. I understand the importance of effective scientific and medical communication and storytelling. My Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences also enables me to better comprehend complicated research and findings and translate them into digestible visuals for others.

Location
Toronto, ON
Communities Represented
Chinese-Canadian
Skill Sets
Graphic Designer, Illustrator
Genre of Experience
Academic/Scholarly, Higher Educational (College, University, etc.)
Website
www.behance.net/catherinemwcheung
www.behance.net/catherinemwcheung

Genevieve Clovis Freelance Editor

As an editor and writing coach, I work with aspiring (and established) speculative fiction authors to help them write novels they can be proud of. Aside from my passion for books, I adore helping people achieve their dreams. These two passions make my job as an editor both a pleasure and a privilege. For every project I work on, I strive to be prompt without sacrificing accuracy or thoroughness. I approach every manuscript with an open mind and dedicate myself to improving your writing while maintaining your vision and voice.

I have experience working on novels, short stories, and anthologies. I specialize in editing fantasy novels but I happily work on a variety of genres including horror, science fiction, dystopian, and young adult.

My services include manuscript critiques, developmental editing, stylistic editing, and coaching.

Email: genevieve@cloviseditorial.com

Location
Scarborough, ON
Communities Represented
Mixed-race and Black Community
Skill Sets
Manuscript Reviewer, Developmental Editor, Stylistic Editor
Genre of Experience
Young Adult - Fiction, Adult - Fiction
Website
cloviseditorial.com/
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