Welcome to Planet Word

*  Editing, Writing and Mentoring Services  *

Welcome, and thank you for visiting my website.

Looking for a reliable, versatile, results-oriented editor and writer? You’ve found her! I’m a freelance editor, writer and mentor, based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. And my business is Planet Word

Through Planet Word, I offer a wide selection of freelance editorial services, such as line editing, copy editing and proofreading, writing, researching, project and content consultation/management, fact-checking, manuscript review/evaluation and mentoring. I work on everything from fiction, non-fiction and children’s books, web content, trade and consumer magazines, e-blasts/(e-)newsletters and style guides to curatorial content, plans/reports, book reviews, recipes and press releases. My experience and interests are vast and varied, which are reflected in the cross-section of clients, projects, publications and volunteer work found in the “Portfolio” section of this website.

My goal as a freelancer is to work alongside my clients, helping them fully realize their communication/publishing goals by providing objective, error-free editing and writing services; sensitive, constructive feedback; and, ultimately, peace of mind, ensuring that their words achieve the desired impact. The editorial process is a detailed-oriented, multi-levelled undertaking that requires a team effort, complete with open communication, kindness and mutual respect, to ensure the best possible version of every client’s project is realized.

I’m happy to provide you with a free quote for your freelance project, including an estimated fee, the length of time and work required and a proposed delivery date. What I require from you are: a few pages of your project as a sample, the total word count (and/or number of pages), your editorial needs, your (approximate) budget and your deadline. Please contact me directly regarding my availability and my freelance rates for your project.

Not sure of the kind of editing you may need or the skills offered by professional editors? For concise definitions of editorial skills, please visit this Editors Canada link. Need even more information or further clarification? Click here for detailed descriptions of core skills, as explained in Editors Canada’s Professional Editorial Standards.

And for those of you still on the fence, wondering if you should take the plunge and hire a professional editor, click here to learn what one can do for you. And click here to see why John E. McIntyre, a content editor at The Baltimore Sun, says hiring an editor is well worth the money.

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     I acknowledge this land, Toronto (Tkaronto), on which I live and work—the ancestral and traditional territories of the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Haudenosaunee, the Anishinaabe and the Huron-Wendat Nations, who are the original caretakers of this land. This territory is part of the Dish with One Spoon Treaty, an agreement between the Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and allied nations to peaceably share and care for the resources around the Great Lakes. I also acknowledge Toronto is covered by Treaty 13 with the Mississaugas of the Credit and the Williams Treaties signed with multiple Mississaugas and Chippewa bands. Today, this area is still the home to many Indigenous Peoples from across Turtle Island.
    I am thankful for the opportunity to live and work on this land and express gratitude to Mother Earth and honour all Métis, First Nations and Inuit Peoples who have been living on this land since time immemorial.