Book lover, editor, writer,
Awards & Honours
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, writer, and podcaster living in the Haliburton Highlands of 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.
When not editing, I am a branch assistant at the Haliburton County Public Library (where I also lead a monthly Writer’s Circle). In this way I ensure that ALL of my working hours are spent surrounded by books in one way or another. My professional editing clients include Ivey Publishing, The Collaborative Summer Library Program, Cloud Lake Literary, 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), write fiction, essays and book reviews, and co-host a podcast called Story Girls: A Fortnightly Podcast About Books, with a Dash of Absurdity. 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