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