250.935.0172 karen@finalproof.ca

Final Proof Editing & Publishing Services

I look forward to talking with you about the editing and/or publishing support you require. You can contact me at karen@finalproof.ca or call me at 1-250-935-0172

Editing Details


In January 2015, I opened Final Proof Editing & Publishing Services, after 15 years working in the publishing department of North Island College, where I developed many publishing and editing techniques and skills that are now available to you. Using these skills, I offer support for your:

  • Corporate reports
  • Books and manuscripts
  • Peer-reviewed journal articles
  • Post-graduate papers, with a focus on theses and dissertations

Editing Policy

The elements I check in your publication include:

  • Typographical errors
  • End-of-line word divisions
  • Bad breaks
  • Spelling errors
  • Errors in word usage
  • Errors in grammar and syntax
  • Errors and inconsistencies in punctuation
    Full Editing List

Academic Editing Process

I work with track changes and insert comments to explain the rationale for any significant change. Not only do I check for formatting and grammar, spelling, citation/reference accuracy, etc., I also check for continuity of terminology and context, confirm numbering and sequence of any appendices mentioned, and I cross check any data you present to ensure accuracies throughout.
Complete Editing Process



All fees are charged in Canadian currency. Editing services are charged out at a rate of $50/hour plus applicable taxes. Rate details.

Terms & Conditions

Before I begin the editing process, I will schedule a phone call with you to discuss your editing requirements and answer any questions you may have. Term and conditions.

I look forward to talking with you about the editing and/or publishing support you require.

You can contact me at karen@finalproof.ca or call me at 1-250-935-0172

My thesis supervisor noted that working with Karen improved my work and that her edits and advice were spot on for the academic context and departmental guidelines for my work.


Karen was a life saver. She taught me to be a better writer. I am indebted to Karen for her speed, her accuracy, and her APA skills.

C. Benty, MA

Royal Roads University

Karen was wonderful to work with. She was prompt with her responses and helped me to meet my deadlines. I appreciated not just edits that improved my work, but comments that helped me to improve my writing overall.

Daniella San Martin-Feeney, MA

University of Lethbridge

You are very conscious of deadlines and work quickly and efficiently. You were easy to work with, and accommodated the idiosyncrasies of my graduate school in the UK. Overall your editing work was excellent.

M. Sheard, PhD

London Metropolitan University