Book Publishing Freelancers from Diverse Communities Database

Terrence Abrahams Freelance Editor

Terrence Abrahams is an editor, poet, and Libra, living and writing in Toronto. He holds an MA in contemporary literature from Ryerson University and a BA in literature, philosophy and book & media studies from the University of Toronto. In 2018, he co-founded Old Growth Press, a small press publishing the visual narratives of BIPOC and/or 2SLGBTQ+ creators. His editorial work excels in poetry, essays, plays, adult and young adult fiction and non-fiction. He is interested in working with writing that predominantly features queer and transgender narratives, as well as writing that is poetic in nature, even in a prosaic form.
Location
Toronto, ON
Communities Represented
Transgender, trans men, trans masculine, queer communities
Skill Sets
Copy Editor, Developmental Editor, Manuscript Reviewer, Proofreader
Genre of Experience
Academic/Scholarly, Adult - Fiction, Adult - Non-fiction, Drama, Poetry, Young Adult - Fiction, Young Adult - Non-fiction, Higher Educational (College, University, etc.)
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.

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.

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

Alicia Chantal Freelance Copy Editor, Proofreader, and Writer

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 a business, I can help you make an impact.

I specialize in non-fiction editing and writing, including business communication, human interest, health care, education, and academic editing (humanities and social sciences). I have copy edited various documents for corporate and small business, and manuscripts for independent authors; proofread Beyond the Food Court from Laberinto Press; and have also been published in the Alberta Cancer Foundation’s Leap Magazine.

I view editing and writing as a collaborative exercise and value getting to know my clients’ needs. If your goal is to educate or empower, I can help you polish the details that will make your message shine.

Location
Edmonton, AB
Communities Represented
Black Canadian, Women
Skill Sets
Copy Editor, Proofreader, Writer, Consultant, Researcher, Fact Checker
Genre of Experience
Academic/Scholarly, Adult - Non-fiction, Children's - Non-fiction, 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 a writer, editor, and bookseller, I work with novels in all their stages. 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 specialize in editing fantasy and science fiction novels and short stories.

Location
Scarborough, ON
Communities Represented
Multi-racial and black community
Skill Sets
Copy Editor, Proofreader, Development Editor
Genre of Experience
Adult - Fiction, Young Adult - Fiction
Website
cloviseditorial.com/

Jazz Cook Editor

Jazz Cook is a member of the Mohawk Nation of Ahkwesáhsne, and the Membership Services Coordinator at the Association of Canadian Publishers, the national voice of Canada’s independent English-language book publishers. They are also a member of the newly organized Indigenous Editors Association, which seeks to support Indigenous writers, editors, and publishers, and ensure the respectful representation of Indigenous people in the Canadian publishing industry.

Location
Tkaron:to (Toronto, ON)
Communities Represented
Indigenous (First Nations / Mohawk / Kanien'keha:ka); 2SLGBTQIA+ (queer, non-binary)
Skill Sets
Copy Editor, Developmental Editor, Manuscript Reviewer, Proofreader
Genre of Experience
Adult - Fiction, Adult - Non-fiction, Poetry
Website
www.twitter.com/jazzjcook

Liana Cusmano Freelance Writer

Liana Cusmano (BiCurious George) is the 2018 Montreal Slam Champion, runner up in the 2019 Canadian Individual Poetry Slam Championship and a participant in the 2019 Spoken Word Residency Program at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity.
They have performed in English, French and Italian in North America, Europe and Asia, and their poems and short stories, which explore cultural heritage, sexual orientation and gender identity, relationships, and mental health, have been published in
The Radiance of the Short Story (2018), People, Places, Passages: An Anthology of Canadian Writing (2018), Influence and Confluence, East and West: A Global Anthology on the Short Story ( 2016).

Location
Montreal, QC
Communities Represented
LGBTQ2IA+
Skill Sets
Proofreader, Translator
Genre of Experience
Adult - Fiction, Poetry, Young Adult - Fiction, Spoken word
Website
www.facebook.com/BiCurious-George-861900077480363/
www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZdoArtt5Eg&t=936s
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