Rick Johnson

Rick Johnson
Final Copy Editorial Services
Phone: 204-651-4008
www.manuscriptservices.ca
finalcopyrick@gmail.com

About the Editor 
Over the past several years I have focused on book editing, particularly for first-time authors. I have recently cut back somewhat… one must sooner or later… but that gives me more time to focus on your work. I am a published author myself and have had decades of experience as a print-media journalist. As such, I have won awards as a number of awards, particularly in editorial writing.

Editor of several books, some of which have won special recognition for their authors.
•    No Longer Lonely: A gay former priest Journeys from his secret to freedom, by Ray Buteau
•    Where Were You When I Was a Kid, by Len Westwood
•    Forgive Yourself First, by Velma Callan Harland
•    ABC Field Guide to Fairies, by S. Alexander-Heaton
•    An Irreverent Guide to Spirituality, by Jack Mansfield
•    Jackrabbits in the Outfield, by John Hindle
•    Making Contact, by John Hindle
And many more

Award winner
•    Two-time winner of the International Society of Weekly Newspaper Editors Golden Dozen Award for outstanding editorial writing
•    Three-time winner of the Charles Hawkins Memorial Trophy for best national editorial, Canadian Community Newspapers Association
•    First-place winner of the Vopni Memorial Award for best editorial, Manitoba Community Newspapers Association
•    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. Prefer print media, although I have also done some copy editing of website material for clients.

Editorial and Related Skills
Copy editing
Substantive editing
Style editing

Subjects/Genres
Fiction
Nonfiction
Newspaper and magazine articles
Editorials

Subject Areas
Personal stories and spirituality-based subjects seem to seek me out.

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