I hold a doctorate in English Language and Literature from the University of Oxford and have 25 years of experience editing a diverse variety of materials in numerous genres. I am eclectic in my interests and comfortable with a very wide range of subjects in the humanities and sciences. In addition to non-fiction projects, I enjoy working on fiction for adults, young adults, and children.
I was invited in 2021 to become the language editor for eScience, an international journal publishing peer-reviewed scientific and technological research in interdisciplinary fields related to energy, electrochemistry, electronics, and the environment.
I have also been an active member of Editors Canada since 2005, serving on provincial and national executives and co-developing exams in all four subject areas of the professional certification program. In 2020, I joined the organization’s roster of webinar presenters.
I offer a complete range of editing services, including book indexing. As a writer, I provide creative non-fiction, plain-language writing/rewriting, government and business materials, policies, advertising copy, coaching, and ghost writing. I also am experienced in copyright and permissions research and licensing negotiations.
My award-winning consulting editor, Dania Sheldon, was supremely thorough in covering all the necessary bases for this project.
Dr Edward Yardeni
Author of the acclaimed
Predicting the Markets: A Professional Autobiography
Dania Sheldon was permissions editor and a believer in where my book was going, helping with many images that were difficult to source and being a trusted sounding board on matters of content and approach.
Bestselling author of
Full Moon Over Noah’s Ark, Route 66 Still Kicks, and others
The amazing Dania Sheldon! The unique thing about Dania is her all-encompassing editing skills. Dania has help me with editing two of my books and many articles, and I have continually found her standard of work to be exceptional. Her excellent attention to detail in grammar, syntax, sentence structure, formatting, referencing, indexing, and proofreading, as well as her helpful suggestions and comments, have greatly advanced the flow and clarity of my writing.
Dania always understands what the work aims to achieve and edits it perfectly. She is also familiar with the academic publishing process, follows publishers’ requirements and expectations for manuscripts, has specialised knowledge of all the academic referencing styles (e.g., APA, Harvard, MLA, AGLC, Chicago, etc.), and goes above and beyond to turn the work in on time even under very tight — and sometimes impossible — deadlines.
Last but not least, Dania is accessible, supportive, and welcoming. It has been an honour to work with someone of her calibre.
Dr Daphna Arbel
Professor Emerita of Biblical/Early Jewish Literature
University of British Columbia
The project required a remarkable combination of insight, skill, creativity, organization, and professionalism. Dania earned the trust and confidence of the authors and designer with whom she worked. And the respect with which professionals in the field have received the final project helps to confirm our belief that this confidence was richly deserved.
Tom Fairley Award for Editorial Excellence
Dania is a wonderful, professional, and caring editor. We were very fortunate to find her.
Dennis and Laila Radage
Clockmaking Through the Golden Age
I have been happy to refer fellow writers to Dania for their editing needs, and now I am delighted to be able to recommend her to a wider audience. Working with a top-notch editor is not supposed to be fun, nice, or pleasant; it is supposed to be efficient, effective and at times uncomfortable. But I have never found working with Dania to be uncomfortable, and it has always been effective and efficient, and yes, I have to say, pleasant! That is why I have kept coming back to her, book after book (four at the latest count!)
Best-selling author and yoga instructor
I wholeheartedly recommend Dania Sheldon. In the many years of our collaboration, she has worked with unflagging dedication, professionalism, and importantly a keen eye for detail. I look forward to continued collaboration with Dania on future projects.