Sally Jennings



Sally Jennings


BA (University of Auckland, NZ), ATCL (Trinity College London), Dip. Ed. (Secondary Teachers College, Auckland), MEDes (Environmental Design, University of Calgary)

Email address

Phone Number 1

250 381 8650

Phone Number 2

250 588 3044

Street Address 1

204 – 1122 McKenzie Street

City, Province

Victoria, BC

Postal Code

V8V 2W2

Company Name

PTO Editing

Web Address (URL)


Quote or Key Phrase

Top shelf English; copious experience in all genres; delighted to help.

Personal Biography

My editing qualifications include: BA (English, French, German, Fine Art History and Anthropology; University of Auckland); ATCL (Trinity College London, in Speech & Drama); Dip. Ed. (Secondary Teachers College, Auckland); MEDes (town planning; University of Calgary)

I was teaching ESL for inlingua in Singapore when Heinemann’s invited me to edit freelance for them. Over three years I edited a wide range of novels, books of letters and short stories, some in Singlish (Singapore English).

I exported my teaching and editing skills to England and then to Canada, where I became a full-time freelancer in 1999.

I use academic style guides because I’ve done a lot of academic editing at all levels. That continues but I’ve edited 264 novels for Friesen Press and am working with Tellwell. I edit memoirs, prepare books for self-publication and write my own books. Enjoy editing children’s books.

Skills Author support/coaching, Book design, Book production, Copy editing, Document formatting, Education and instructional editing, Literary editing, Manuscript evaluation, Non-fiction editing, Online editing, Plain Language editing, Proofreading, Publication design, Rewriting, Structural editing, Stylistic editing, Substantive editing, Writing, Writing advice
Subject / Areas of Interest Academic editing, Author support/coaching, Biography/memoir, Book publishing, Drama, Education, Environmental editing, ESL – English as a Second Language, Fiction, Fine Arts, History, Human & Social Development, Humanities, Manuscript evaluation, Non-fiction, Poetry, Social Sciences
Types of Publications Books, Brochures, Conference proceedings, Magazines, Personal stories, Reports, Theses – Dissertations
Citation styles AMA Manual of Style, APA (American Psychological Association), ASQ (American Society for Quality), Chicago, Harvard, MLA

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