Amanda Lewis wins 2020 Tom Fairley Award for Editorial Excellence

Page Two is thrilled to announce that our editorial director, Amanda Lewis, has won the prestigious 2020 Tom Fairley Award for Editorial Excellence.

This $2,000 award, presented by Editors Canada, recognizes an exceptional editor who played an important role on a project published in the 2019 calendar year.

Amanda Lewis makes Tom Fairley Award shortlist

We are thrilled to announce that our editorial director, Amanda Lewis, has been shortlisted for Editors Canada’s prestigious 2020 Tom Fairley Award for Editorial Excellence.

The Tom Fairley Award is presented annually to an exceptional editor who played an important role in the success of a project completed in English or French.

March 18 Open Office Hour with editor Amanda Lewis

Page Two’s editorial director, Amanda Lewis, is hosting an open office hour by Zoom on March 18 for all you stuck-at-home writers and aspiring writers out there. Bring your questions about everything from writing to publishing and everything in between.

Editing Indigenous Manuscripts

Last week our Project & Development Manager, Amanda Lewis, participated in the Editing Indigenous Manuscripts course at Humber College in Toronto. Here’s her recap of the week.

I’m feeling full, challenged, and reinvigorated as an editor after completing a weeklong course on Editing Indigenous Manuscripts.

Amanda Lewis Shortlisted for the Tom Fairley Award

We’re thrilled to share that Amanda Lewis, Page Two’s most wonderful Project and Development Manager, has been shortlisted for the 2016 Tom Fairley Award! The award, presented annually by the Editors’ Association of Canada, recognizes an editor’s outstanding contribution to a work published in Canada in English or French. 

3 Things to Expect from Your Substantive Editor

Your substantive editor is the person who will review your manuscript to ensure the content and structure are clear. As we’ve explained in a previous post, substantive editing involves looking at big-picture things such as narrative and character development, pacing, consistency of voice, and chapter organization.

Two of the Best Writing Guides for Non-Fiction Authors

Many of our clients are not professional writers. They are entrepreneurs and leaders in the fields of technology, parenting, politics, business, sports, and science. They’re used to writing reports and other longish documents, but writing a non-fiction book for a general audience requires a different skill set.

How to Self-Edit like an Editor

We’re pretty quick to admit our biases at Page Two. If we had a written list, great editing would be at the very top of it. We’re always in favour of editorial work, no matter who the writer is or what length of text she’s working with.

How to Hire a Skilled Editor, and What You’ll Pay

In our last blog post we explained the different stages of editing. This week we’ll explain what a freelance editor costs and how to find a skilled editor. 

Who Else is Confused about What Editors Do?

When a reader comments that a book was poorly edited, usually she means she found typos or grammatical errors – the kinds of things a proofreader should catch before a book goes to print. But proofreading is just one level of editing.