Audrey McClellan



Audrey McClellan

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West Coast Editorial Associates

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You know what you’re saying, but will your readers? I can be a fresh set of eyes to ensure your writing is clear and correct.

Personal Biography

As a kid, Audrey loved working—and playing—with words, so when she landed a summer job at Harbour Publishing during her university years, she knew she’d found her niche. After more than a decade working in-house for Harbour, New Star Books, and Self-Counsel Press, editing books on a vast range of subjects, she moved to Victoria and began freelancing.

Trade books and scholarly monographs make up most of Audrey’s projects, but she has also worked on annual reports, online courses, textbooks, and art gallery catalogues. She writes indexes and does developmental and substantive editing, copy editing, and proofreading. In 2007 she received the Tom Fairley Award for Editorial Excellence from the Editors’ Association of Canada.

When she’s not working, Audrey still loves to read books and magazines that other people have edited. And when she needs a break, she enjoys getting out in the West Coast rain.

Skills Author support/coaching, Copy editing, Developmental editing, Fact checking, Indexing, Literary editing, Non-fiction editing, Proofreading, Reference checking, Structural editing, Stylistic editing, Substantive editing
Subject / Areas of Interest Academic editing, Biography/memoir, History, Humanities, Non-fiction, Social Sciences, Women's issues
Types of Publications Annual Reports, Blogs, Books, Newsletters, Personal stories
Citation styles APA (American Psychological Association), Chicago, CP (Canadian Press), In-house styles