Jenny Gates

Jenny Gates
Phone: 204-228-9959

“Experienced book editor, creative writer, and professional speaker.”

I have more than 35 years of experience as an editor in Australia and Canada, and am known for my conversational style and commitment to plain language. I believe the most important thing between an author and editor is trust, and I work primarily with independent and self-publishing authors to develop their manuscripts into the best story possible. Related skills and interests – playwriting, screenwriting, storytelling – complement my editing work to provide a more in-depth and diverse experience for my clients. As a professional speaker, I also deliver presentations on editing and various other topics.

Editorial skills
Substantive book editing – story, structure, style
Manuscript evaluation
Publication advice and assistance
Speaking about editing

Subject areas

Author highlights
Harley’s Bootstraps by Lois Henderson – shortlisted for the Carol Shields Winnipeg Book Award at the 2021 Manitoba Book Awards – substantive book editor

Welcome to California by Sandra L. A. Boszko – finalist in the 2021 Next Generation Indie Book Awards in two categories, Social Justice and Memoirs (Personal Struggle/Health Issues) – substantive book editor

Winnie the Bear by M. A. Appleby – gold medal at the 2012 Independent Publisher Book Awards – closing editor and publishing supervisor

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