Lenore Hietkamp



Lenore Hietkamp


BA (U Guelph, English, fine arts), MA (U Vic, art/architectural history), 7 years of PhD (U Washington, architectural history)

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Heatherfield Editing

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“Lenore is a conscientious, thoughtful and kind person, who takes care of your text as if it were hers,” says one client. Editing, evaluations, speaking engagements–I love my work!

Personal Biography

My patience and high standards form the core of my editing services. I particularly enjoy helping writers validate their ideas and their research; clear writing is the key. I’m also a meticulous proofreader. For many years I was a freelance editor and proofreader for the University of Washington Press (until they went in-house with most of their copy editing), which has the highest book-production standards in the industry. I taught academic writing for two years during PhD studies as a foreign student at the University of Washington, and completed an editing certificate program there. I specialize in the subject areas of art and architectural history, but I have wonderful clients in many fields, from computer science to romantic fiction.

I worked in-house for Heritage House Publishing for two years, first as an editor an then as the editorial coordinator, so I am very familiar with the entire publishing process.

I also design books and help authors publish them. I love this work because it combines different skills.

I am also a member of the Editors’ Association of Canada: http://www.editors.ca/profile/3163/lenore-hietkamp

Skills Academic consultation, Author support/coaching, Book design, Book production, Canadianization, Coaching, Consulting, Copy editing, Cross-language editing and proofreading, Developmental editing, Document conversion (e.g., PDF to Word), Document formatting, Education and instructional editing, Fact checking, Literary coaching, Literary editing, Manuscript evaluation, Non-fiction editing, Online editing, Picture research, Plain Language editing, Proofreading, Publication design, Reference checking, Research, Rewriting, Structural editing, Stylistic editing, Substantive editing, Technical writing, Writing advice, Writing coach
Subject / Areas of Interest Academic editing, Adaptations, Author support/coaching, Book publishing, eBooks, Education, ESL – English as a Second Language, Fiction, Film, Fine Arts, History, Humanities, Law, Manuscript evaluation, Non-fiction, Preparing transcripts, Project management, Psychology, Social Sciences, Technology, Women's issues
Types of Publications Books, Brochures, Conference proceedings, Newsletters, Software manuals, Websites
Citation styles AP (Associated Press), APA (American Psychological Association), Chicago, CP (Canadian Press), IEEE, In-house styles, Harvard, Legal Citations, MLA