Rick Johnson

Rick Johnson
Final Copy Editorial Services
Phone: 204-651-4008

About the Editor 

I am a published author myself and have had decades of experience as a print-media journalist and editor. I have won several awards over the years, many for editorial writing. More recently, I have focused on book editing, particularly for first-time authors, some of whom have won special recognition for their work.

Award winner
• Two-time winner of the Golden Dozen Award for outstanding editorial writing
• Three-time winner of the Charles Hawkins Memorial Trophy for best national editorial
• First-place winner of the Vopni Memorial Award for best editorial
• Second-place winner of the CIDA Award for Excellence in feature writing on international co-operation
• Media Award winner, Ontario Forest Industries Association, for excellence in news and feature writing on the forest industry
• Successful independent journalist, writer and editor (Pansarina Communications Inc./Final Copy Editorial Services)

The greatest reward comes in capturing the essence of what the writer is saying and, in collaboration with him or her, improving upon it wherever possible.

Editorial and Related Skills
Copy editing
Substantive editing
Style editing

Fiction,Nonfiction, Newspaper and magazine articles, Editorials and books

Subject Areas
Personal stories and spirituality-based subjects seem to seek me out, but I have worked with many subject areas.

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