Nowick Gray



Nowick Gray


BA, English (Dartmouth College); MA, English (U. of Victoria); Teaching Certificate (SFU)

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City, Province

Victoria, BC

Company Name

HyperLife Editing Services

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“Nowick’s comments are always astute and insightful, never hurtful or condescending. I recommend his services to any writer.” – Charles Finn, author of Wild Delicate Seconds (an LA Times Summer Reads pick)

Personal Biography

I founded HyperLife Editing Services in 2000 and have helped clients from around the world with a wide variety of projects. With a master’s degree in English from the University of Victoria (1976) and a bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College (1972), I was an active member of a local writers’ group for two decades, helping to move the work of several co-members toward publication. Since then I have worked with several critique partners on fiction and nonfiction projects. My own essays, fiction and poetry have appeared in a variety of periodicals and anthologies. My book-length publications include a science-fiction novel (2014), an adventure novella (2013) and two collections of stories and essays (2014), as well as a mystery novel (2015). I like to spend winter months near sunny beaches — with laptop nearby to continue writing and editing work. I also enjoy playing and performing music (flute and African drums).

Skills Author support/coaching, Book design, Book production, Canadianization, Coaching, Consulting, Copy editing, Cross-language editing and proofreading, Developmental editing, Document formatting, Literary coaching, Literary editing, Manuscript evaluation, Non-fiction editing, Online editing, Plain Language editing, Proofreading, Reference checking, Rewriting, Structural editing, Stylistic editing, Substantive editing, Website design, Website maintenance, Writing advice, Writing coach
Subject / Areas of Interest Author support/coaching, Biography/memoir, Book publishing, eBooks, Environmental editing, ESL – English as a Second Language, Fiction, History, Human & Social Development, Humanities, Manuscript evaluation, Non-fiction, Poetry, Psychology, Social Sciences, Sports
Types of Publications Annual Reports, Books, Brochures, Conference proceedings, Correspondence: government, Correspondence: personal, Magazines, Newsletters, Obituaries, Personal stories, Reports, Software manuals, Websites
Citation styles APA (American Psychological Association), Chicago, CP (Canadian Press), In-house styles, Harvard, MLA