Calgary Association of Freelance Editors

A professional organization for freelance editors and writers.

Michelle Heumann

As an English and history major with a love of words and a talent for administrative detail, I will work with you to develop your writing project into a polished and professional final product. Copyediting can take a piece of work from the draft stage to completion by fine-tuning minutiae that might be overlooked by the writer.

My education, administrative experience, extensive reading habits, and eye for grammar and spelling would be an asset to any project requiring precise and creative use of the English language.

I specialize in editing genre fiction for writers who are polishing a final draft of their manuscript. I also have experience in research, legal and business terminology, website content, resumes, and academic papers (I am familiar with both MLA and Chicago styles). I would be pleased to discuss the specifics of your project and provide you with a quote. Contact me for more information!

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Recent Education

  • University of Calgary: September 2016 to Spring 2018

I am working toward a Master of Arts in Canadian history.

  • University of Calgary: January 2011 to Spring 2015

I have a Bachelor of Arts with a double major in English and Canadian history. In addition to courses on Canadian history and British     English literature I have also taken classes in English grammar and linguistics, Old English, archaeology, art history, world history, African history, Latin American history, German language and history, science fiction, post-colonialism, Canadian literature, military history, digital humanities, and geology.

  • Simon Fraser University Editors and Editing: An Introduction: November 2010 to March 2011

This correspondence course is an introduction to the basics of editing and proofreading.


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