For me, editing is about getting it right – the words, the flow, the grammar, the spelling, the story, the facts. It’s also about bringing the writer’s words to life – if they are not already moving in that direction. It’s never about taking the writer out of the equation or doing it ‘my way’. When people write, they should be read; in order to be read, they need to be published; in order to be published, they just might need an editor.

© Jenny Gates, March 2003

I worked as an editor and researcher for 13 years in Sydney, Australia, before starting a freelance business in editing and writing – get it write. – in Winnipeg, Manitoba in 1996. I have edited a wide variety of work, including newsletters, reports and books.

style plain language, easy to read, conversational, professional

type – books, articles, business correspondence, press releases, corporate publications, proposals, newsletters

experience – Editor, Scientific Publications, Australian Museum, Sydney (7 years); editor, writer, researcher, InterGroup Consultants (2 years); get it write. since 1996; Maclean College Diploma in Book Editing with Distinction

books – I Chose Canada, A Memoir, Serge Radchuk (2001); Life's Challenges, A Man for Others, Joseph Stangl (2002); I Can Have Fun on a School Night!, Dan Rosen (2002); Moving Made Easy, The Winnipegger's Guide to Downsizing, Penni-Rae Ozuk (2003); Breaking News! Kids Opinions Count (trilogy), MAKS (2004);

newsletters – Down Under Club of Winnipeg – The Southern Yarn, Manitoba Naturalists Society – The Bulletin, Manitoba Recreational Canoeing Association – The Ripple (to 2002), Teen Newcomers Club – New Visions Mosaic (1999-2000)

clients – Winnipeg Art Gallery (exhibition catalogues), Hydesmith Communications (clients' material), ProteoMetrics Canada (press releases), Cook Consulting (reports and proposals), Skywest Productions (documentary video content), North Main Task Force (reports), Embassy Graphics (office correspondence). Freeze Frame (promotional material), Native Reflections (print products)

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Updated: Mon, Nov 22, 2004