Renée Layberry

Contact

Name

Renée Layberry

Email address

renee.layberry@gmail.com

Phone Number 1

7784339708

Street Address 1

#201-1035 Pendergast Street

City, Province

Victoria

Postal Code

V8V 2W9

Company Name

Darkwater Editing

Web Address (URL)

darkwaterediting.com

Profile

Personal Biography

Since 1988, I’ve supported creatives in corporate communications, fashion design, and book publishing. My current role is at TouchWood Editions as in-house editor; when freelancing, I choose projects that stir my passion—writing and editing primarily for lifestyle, wellness, and not-for-profit publications. I’m most engaged when substantively editing memoirs, self-help, guidebooks, and collections of essays and short stories; when it comes to fiction, stories that explore personal growth and identity most compel me. Collaborating in a busy production environment, thinking about the big picture, and connecting people give me a charge; my ultimate “why” is my belief in communication’s power to change minds, shift culture, and impact the world.

Skills Author support/coaching, Book production, Canadianization, Coaching, Consulting, Copy editing, Developmental editing, Document formatting, Editing, Fact checking, Manuscript evaluation, Non-fiction editing, Online editing, Proofreading, Rewriting, Structural editing, Stylistic editing, Writing, Writing advice, Writing coach
Subject / Areas of Interest Biography/memoir, Book publishing, eBooks, Fiction, Gender and bias editing, Human & Social Development, Manuscript evaluation, Non-fiction, Preparing transcripts, Project management, Women's issues
Types of Publications Books, Brochures, Correspondence: personal, Magazines, Newsletters, Obituaries, Personal stories, Websites
Citation styles Chicago, In-house styles
Twitter

twitter.com/publishingrenee

LinkedIn

ca.linkedin.com/in/publishingrenee/