Dania Sheldon (D.Phil., Oxon.)

Editing, Writing, Indexing & Research Services

Mouse and IABOUT ME

I hold a doctorate in English Language and Literature from the University of Oxford and have 20 years of experience editing a wide variety of materials in numerous genres. I am the recipient of the 2016 Tom Fairley Award, which recognizes Canada's top editor and her/his contribution to a work published in Canada. I received it for my work on the critically acclaimed book Charles Gretton: Clock and Watchmaking Through the Golden Age.


I have recently written The Book of Lua: Stories and Wisdom from a Little Cat with Mobility Challenges, published by Kittenhaus Press.

In addition to editing and writing, I have been indexing for over a decade. I also provide image/photo research expertise, as well as permissions research and negotiations.

I am eclectic in my interests and comfortable working in a very broad range of non-fiction subjects in the humanities and sciences. I am also an experienced editor of fiction.

Committed to providing clients with professional, meticulous, timely service, I will help you put your best ideas and words forward.

I have been a member of Editors Canada and the Indexing Society of Canada since 2005.

Inquiries are welcome, and I am happy to provide estimates.


Skills Genres Subjects
  • Copy editing
  • Fact checking
  • Image/photo research
  • Indexing
  • Layout & design
  • Manuscript assessment
  • Permissions
  • Plain language editing
  • Project management
  • Proofreading
  • Reference formatting
  • Structural/substantive editing
  • Stylistic editing
  • Translation editing
  • Writing
  • Academic books and articles
  • Adult fiction
  • Children's & young adults' fiction
  • Educational materials
  • Government materials
  • Grant & entrance applications
  • Indexes
  • Magazines
  • Newsletters
  • Policies & procedures
  • Reference lists/Bibliographies
  • Study guides
  • Teachers' guides
  • Tests & assessment materials
  • University dissertations*

    *Dissertation editing is subject to signed        approval from the student's direct supervisor(s).

  • African Studies
  • Archaeology
  • Animal Welfare & Rights
  • Biosciences
  • Classical & Near Eastern Studies
  • Conservation & Sustainability
  • Cross-cultural Studies
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Environmental Sciences
  • First Nations Studies
  • Fitness & Health
  • Gender Studies
  • Geology
  • Government
  • History (Ancient to Modern)
  • IT, including IT Security
  • Law
  • Linguistics
  • Literature
  • Medicine
  • Memoir
  • Permissions
  • Philosophy
  • Photo & Art Research
  • Politics
  • Psychology & Psychiatry
  • Religion & Spirituality
  • Science & Technology
  • Social Sciences
  • Urban Studies