Susan Sanford Blades



Susan Sanford Blades


B.A. (Psychology) UofA; M.F.A. (Creative Writing) UVic

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I know APA 7th ed. better than the back of my hand.

Personal Biography

I have over fifteen years of experience editing manuscripts for academic research journals. In this capacity, I edit manuscripts (including references) for APA 7th edition style and English use (for non-native English users). I also proofread all issues prior to publication. I have experience editing academic psychology books, including indexing, as well as editing Master’s theses written by Chinese graduate students for English use.

I am also a fiction writer, with an MFA in Creative Writing from UVic, and have experience workshopping and mentoring writers with their creative projects, mainly in fiction.

Skills Author support/coaching, Canadianization, Copy editing, Cross-language editing and proofreading, Editing, Literary coaching, Literary editing, Proofreading, Reference checking, Stylistic editing, Writing, Writing advice, Writing coach
Subject / Areas of Interest Academic editing, Author support/coaching, ESL – English as a Second Language, Fiction, Gender and bias editing, Psychology, Women's issues
Types of Publications Books, Personal stories, Theses – Dissertations
Citation styles APA (American Psychological Association)