Editing

Academic non-fiction:

Terrestrial Mammals of Nunavut by Ingrid Anand-Wheeler (Inhabit Media, 2015). Proofreading.

Health Literacy in Canada: A Primer for Students by Laurie Hoffman-Goetz, Lorie Donelle, and Rukhsana Ahmed (Canadian Scholars’ Press, 2014). Proofreading.

A Line in the Tar Sands: Struggles for Environmental Justice edited by Stephen D’Arcy, Toban Black, Tony Weis, and Joshua Kahn Russell (Between the Lines, 2014). Copyediting and proofreading.

Common Birds of Nunavut by Mark L. Mallory (Inhabit Media, 2014). Proofreading.

Immigrant Integration: Research Implications for Future Policy edited by Kenise Murphy Kilbride (Canadian Scholars’ Press, 2014). Copyediting.

Environmental Policy in North America: Approaches, Capacity, and the Management of Transboundary Issues by Robert G. Healy, Debora L. VanNijnatten, and Marcela Lopez Vallejo Olvera (University of Toronto Press, 2014). Copyediting.

Comparing Political Regimes: A Thematic Introduction to Comparative Politics, Third Edition by Alan Siaroff (University of Toronto Press, 2013). Proofreading.

Developing Public Policy: A Practical Guide by Bobby Siu (Canadian Scholars’ Press, 2013). Proofreading.

Just Say Know: An Introduction to Drugs for Counsellors by Rick Csiernik (Canadian Scholars’ Press, 2013). Copyediting.

Literary non-fiction:

Annie’s Odyssey by Ann Eyerman (independent, 2014). Copyediting.

In Those Days: Collected Writings on Arctic History, Book 1: Inuit Lives by Kenn Harper (Inhabit Media, 2013). Proofreading.

Tulugaq: An Oral History of Ravens by Karen McClusky (Inhabit Media, 2013). Proofreading.

Inuit Kinship and Naming Customs edited by Pelagie Owlijoot and Louise Flaherty (Inhabit Media, 2014). Proofreading.

On the Edge of Being: An Afghan Woman’s Journey by Dr. Sharifa Sharif (Sumach Press, 2011). Copyediting.

Children’s and young adult fiction:

The Voices in Between by Charlene Challenger (Tightrope Books, 2014). Substantive editing.

I can’t stress enough how valuable Jessie’s skill and influence was in shaping my novel, The Voices in Between. Her intuitive sense of story and style was vital in helping me find my true narrative voice. Jessie’s dedication to my manuscript made the editing process both a joy and a priceless learning experience. I’m a better writer, having worked with her. —Charlene Challenger

Sweetest Kulu by Celina Kalluk (Inhabit Media, 2014). Proofreading.

The Walrus Who Escaped by Rachel and Sean Qitsualik-Tinsley (Inhabit Media, 2014). Proofreading.

Parachuting by Leora Freedman (Sumach Press, 2010). Manuscript assessment and copyediting.

Miscellaneous:

Shameless magazine (ongoing). Fact checking, copyediting, and proofreading.

Beyond Borderlands: A Critical Journal of the Weird, Paranormal & Occult (ongoing). Copyediting and proofreading.

UNICEF Water for Life Gala Program (2014). Copyediting and proofreading.

MA and Ph.D theses (ongoing). Copyediting.

I’d just like to THANK you for the awesome editing job with my thesis. All I hear from anyone who’s read my book so far are extremely positive comments on the clarity of the language. And in my mind, all I can think of is your superb help. –Jonathan Lim, MA Architecture, University of Waterloo

Youth Civic Engagement Toolkit (YWCA/The Public Studio, 2013). Fact checking and copyediting.

I think that you did an absolutely outstanding job with this and I am very happy that you were able to support us in this way. We really appreciate the time and energy you put into making this right, and your attention to detail. —Sheila Sampath, Creative Director, The Public Studio

In-house positions:

At The Editing Company (JanuaryOctober 2013), I edited, copyedited, and proofread a variety of non-fiction texts, such as memoirs, academic textbooks, dissertations, promotional materials, annual reports, and self-help books. I also provided consulting to authors seeking both traditional and independent publication.

At Taqqut Productions (September 2013–present), I copyedit and proofread educational materials for adults with low literacy, and nonfiction books about Nunavut’s natural landscape and cultural history.

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