Book lover, editor, writer,
cat mom.

Awards & Honours

2021 Editors Canada Claudette Upton Award

2021 Hall’s Island Artist Residency

Professional Development

Should Authors Write Characters Different Than Themselves? with Nisi Shawl and K. Tempest Bradford — Writing the Other webinar, 2023

Developmental Editing: Fiction Theory — Liminal Pages, 2022

Developmental Editing: In Practice
— Liminal Pages, 2022

Gender-Inclusive Editing: Becoming a Radical Copyeditor with Alex Kapitan — Editors Canada webinar, 2022

No Kind of Magic: Practical Considerations for Editing Retellings with Tanya Gold, Rachel Oestreich, and Jessica Coles — Editors Canada Conference, 2022

Worldbuilding in Fiction Editing with Genevieve Clovis and Andrew Hodges — Editors Canada webinar, 2022

Editing Memoir with Tanya Gold, 2022

Indigenous Canada — University of Alberta MOOC, 2021

Countering Stereotypes of Indigenous Peoples — University of Alberta, 2021

Working with Indie Authors with Tanya Gold, 2021

Trauma-Informed Editing with
Iva Cheung — Editors Canada Conference, 2021

Inclusive Language as a Tool of Transformation with S. Kate Moore — Editors Canada Conference, 2021

Language, Gender, and Pronouns with James Harbeck — Editors Canada Conference, 2021

Editing Fiction at Sentence Level with Louise Harnby, 2021

Hi, I’m Lindsay.

I am an editor and writer living in Williams Treaty territory in central Ontario. My pronouns are she/her, and my background is in English literature (University of Guelph). I am a graduate of Simon Fraser University’s Editing Certificate.

I have an abiding love of language, story, grammar,
etymology, and the Oxford comma. I like nothing more than to tinker with words in order to find their perfect flow and meaning.

My professional editing clients include Ivey Publishing, The Collaborative Summer Library Program, Cloud Lake Literary, Northern Ontario Writer’s Workshop, Haliburton County Public Library, and Juniper Editing & Creative.

I am a member of the Chartered Institute of Editing Professionals (CIEP) and I adhere to their code of practice.

Outside of work, I read a ton of books (click here for my all-time favourites), and write fiction, essays and book reviews. I also have two cats who demand quite a lot of time and attention.

“I trust Lindsay as an editor more than anyone. In her articulation of how to develop fascinating characters and what makes for immersive storytelling, she is the real deal. I’ve worked with her in various capacities over the years, and she is a dream editor with both a passion for story and the professional editing chops to pull a book together. I recommend her every chance I get.” — Alyssa Graybeal, author of Floppy: Tales of a Genetic Freak of Nature at the End of the World

“We had a truly wonderful experience working with Lindsay. Her eye for detail was incredible, and she knew how to change our words without changing our meaning. Most of all, she believed in the project and treated our work with love.” — Zilla Novikov and Rachel A. Rosen, authors and co-creators of Night Beats Extended Universe

“Lindsay went beyond all expectations. When I handed her my book I stopped worrying and knew it was in good hands with someone who not only has an eye for detail but is so obviously switched on she could help steer this book in the right direction.” — Gabrielle Harris, award-winning author

“Lindsay is direct and easy to work with. She has assisted me with insightful creative criticism on my projects, and her support for my kidlit and prose compositions has been invaluable.” — Noelia Marziali, author of The Fantastical Eyeball Exchange

“Working with Lindsay has changed my business. She is professional, knowledgeable, open and honest, and concise in the work that she does.” — Jodene Wylie, Editor-in-Chief, Cloud Lake Literary

“Lindsay hits the nail on the head without damaging the board. Her insightful and truly thoughtful feedback injected new energy into my story. I have a strong sense that I’ve found an editor who will take me to new levels in my writing career.” — Cindy Long, author