Editing Services

A member of the Editors' Association of Canada with training as a copy editor from Ryerson University, J. B. Staniforth provides a full range of editing services, including:

Copy Editing Ensuring proper grammar, spelling, style, and punctuation, and consistency of both facts and writing style.
Stylistic Editing Making documents clearer, easier to read, and more appropriate to specific audiences through line-by-line revision.
Substantive Editing Reorganizing the overall content and structure of documents to promote the clarity and flow of ideas.

J. B. Staniforth takes the utmost care to maintain the voice of the documents he edits, changing only the details of the language without altering the meaning, tone, emotion, or intent it expresses. His work as an editor has appeared most recently in a series of major documents published by the Canadian Tourism Human Resources Council, as well as in the book The Snail Darter and the Dam by Zygmunt J. B. Plater, published in 2013 by Yale University Press.

Professor Plater praised Staniforth's work, saying "Your reputation for deft editing is already established. [...] You gave the book your art and gave me the heart to finish the job. [...]Unbelievable."