I’m an Acquisitions and Development Editor at Fernwood Publishing. I also do freelance developmental and copy editing of non-fiction, fiction, and poetry.

Acquisitions editing refers to developing relationships with potential authors and their brilliant thinking. If you’ve got a book idea, send me a note at fazeela@fernpub.ca.

Developmental editing (or structural editing) deals with the overall structure and flow of the narrative, focusing on organization (reordering, cutting, elaborating). I’ve had the pleasure of working with authors on the following books.

Copy editing is line-by-line editing for flow of language, focusing on grammar, style, consistency, and accuracy. Book-length projects as well as articles benefit from this detailed editing; here are a few I’ve had the opportunity to work on.


Previous editing roles:

Essays Editor, Canadian Women in the Literary Arts

Senior Essays Editor, Jaggery: A DesiLit Arts and Literature Journal

Proofreader, The Leveller