Michele Satanove, editor

Eggplant Editing

I edit nonfiction writing of all kinds and can support you in creating clear and accurate text that your target audience will want to read. Be it correcting errors, enhancing readability, or reorganizing for cohesiveness, I have the skills to bring your document to high professional standards.

While I have expertise in music, the social sciences, and the health sciences, I’m curious and observant and welcome work in other subject areas. I’m also a grammar and style nerd and have extensive experience in APA Style in particular.

Please contact me by phone or email to discuss how I can best meet your needs.

Discovering a career with words

I got started in editing in 2006 with Sunstream, a local arts and entertainment magazine. I was the copy editor, but I also did stylistic and substantive editing, fact checking, and rewriting. I was mentored by Betty Keller, an award-winning writer and editor, and I took courses at SFU Harbour Centre and workshops from Editors Canada. I continue to learn and stay up to date by reading extensively and by taking courses when I have the opportunity.

In 2009 I became part of the publications team of the Canadian Association of Music Therapists, assuming the position of managing editor of Ensemble, the association’s bilingual clinical magazine. In 2011, having copy edited a few articles for the Canadian Journal of Music Therapy, I took on the position of copy editor of the journal, and that’s my current role on the team in addition to the other freelance work I do.

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In 2009 I became part of the publications team of the Canadian Association of Music Therapists, assuming the position of managing editor of Ensemble, the association’s bilingual clinical magazine. In 2011, having copy edited a few articles for the Canadian Journal of Music Therapy, I took on the position of copy editor of the journal, and that’s my current role on the team in addition to the other freelance work I do.