~~ Proofreading ~~

You’ve written your manuscript. You’ve had an editor check it over for meaning, grammar, and punctuation. Now the manuscript is laid out as a document and ready to be printed. Before it goes to the printer, I check things like headings, subheadings, page numbers, hyphenation, headers, footers, and so forth. I do a final read of the words, just in case.

Here is the Editors Canada standard for proofreader.


Earthkeeping, Goose Lane Editions, forthcoming
A Life Spent
 Listening, Breakwater Books, forthcoming
Salt Beef Buckets
(a cookbook), Breakwater Books, forthcoming
Claire Wilkshire Editorial Services, NLOWE newsletters (2021–2022)
Waterfalls of Cape Breton
, Goose Lane Editions, 2021
Unicorn in the Woods,
Goose Lane Editions, 2020
Fernwood, 2020
Goose Lane Editions, 2020
Fishing the High Country, Goose Lane Editions, 2018
There’s Something in the Water, Fernwood Publishing, 2018
Waterfalls of Nova Scotia, Goose Lane Editions, 2018
The Embodied Violinist, Gwen Thompson-Robinow, 2017
The NLOWE Advisor, quarterly NLOWE newsletter, 2017
HarperCollins, Hot Detox, 2016
Springer International Publishing, The Mathematics Behind Biological Invasions, Mark Lewis, J. Potts, and Sergei Petrovskii, 2016
Formac/Lorimer Publishing, various trade non-fiction, cookbooks, 2015–2017
Dundurn Press, Atlantic Canada’s Irish Immigrants, 2016
Pam Laricchia, various books on unschooling, 2014–2016

“Alex provided excellent proofreading for our textbook in a friendly and efficient way.  Due to publisher’s constraints, we had a very short timeline for the proofreading.  She worked with us to deliver the proofreading efficiently and on time, and I am very happy to recommend her work to others.” — Mark Lewis, The Mathematics Behind Biological Invasions

“Alex has a sharp eye for detail and always delivers her work on time. She has completed thorough, meticulous reviews of both text-only books, and heavily-formatted illustrated books. Alex is a pleasure to work with and communicates clearly and efficiently over email, phone, and in her delivered notes. I would highly recommend her as a proofreader.” — Nicole Habib, former project manager, Formac Publishing