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. I have been an active member of writers’ groups over three decades, helping to move the work of several co-members toward publication. Since then I have worked with several published writers as critique partners on fiction and nonfiction projects. My own essays, fiction and poetry have appeared in a variety of periodicals and anthologies. I have published fifteen books of my own, in a variety of genres of fiction and creative nonfiction. In addition to proofreading and copyediting, I offer formatting for print and ebook publication, and help in self-publishing. My rates and timeframes can be flexible to meet your specific needs. Special offer: US$ prices quoted on website will be discounted to CAN$ at par, for clients in Canada.

Skills Author support/coaching, Book design, Book production, Business editing, Canadianization, Coaching, Consulting, Copy editing, Cross-language editing and proofreading, Developmental editing, Document conversion (e.g., PDF to Word), Document formatting, Editing, Indexing, Literary coaching, Literary editing, Manuscript evaluation, Non-fiction editing, Online editing, Plain Language editing, Proofreading, Publication design, Reference checking, Rewriting, Scientific editing, Structural editing, Stylistic editing, Substantive editing, Technical editing, Website content creation, Website design, Website maintenance, Writing advice, Writing coach
Subject / Areas of Interest Academic editing, 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, Technology
Types of Publications Annual Reports, Blogs, Books, Brochures, Conference proceedings, Correspondence: government, Correspondence: personal, eBooks, Magazines, Newsletters, News releases, Obituaries, Personal stories, Policy documents, Reports, Software manuals, Theses – Dissertations, Websites
Citation styles APA (American Psychological Association), Chicago, CP (Canadian Press), In-house styles, Harvard, MLA