Jenny Gates

Jenny Gates
Phone: 204-228-9959

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

About the Editor
I have more than 30 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.

One of my authors, Mary Anne Appleby, won a gold medal at the 2012 Independent Publisher Book Awards for her beautiful book “Winnie the Bear”. I was the closing editor and publishing supervisor for this book, which has regularly been listed in the top ten on the McNally Robinson non-fiction bestseller list since its release.

Editorial and Related Skills
Substantive book editing (story, structure, style)
Manuscript evaluation
Publication advice and assistance
Speaking about editing


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