Hi there! My name is Davy Kent. I’m a Vancouver-based editor with a deep love for storytelling.

I provide copyediting and proofreading for self-publishing authors who work in fantasy, sci-fi, romance, thrillers, and self-help. While I do dabble in other genres, you’re guaranteed recent familiarity and expertise with the above.

You can check out my rates and title list on my Fiction/Non-Fiction Editing page.

My Approach to Editing

I have a keen attention to detail. Coupled with a voracious appetite for reading and writing, I understand the latest conventions in publishing standards when it comes to grammar and style. I am well-versed in the Chicago Manual of Style; don’t fret, though, as I tend to favor an author’s style preference first and foremost during any edit.

I’ve been involved in writing competitions, text roleplay worldbuilding collaborations, critique groups, author-editor Q&A groups, and academic editing. I understand writing, and I understand it well.

My focus while copyediting your book is to preserve your voice. I avoid rephrasing sentences unless absolutely necessary, and I usually leave suggestions for better structure as comments instead of taking liberties myself. Instead, I concentrate on making sure your manuscript is typo-free, optimized with its comma use, correct in tense, and consistent in style and tone.

I also offer limited fact-checking during my edit. If I come across statistics or historical/scientific claims, I typically do a quick check just to make sure it stands up to scrutiny. If I think something isn’t right, I query the fact or number so that you can verify my findings.

The Next Step

Check out my title list and my testimonials!

Already interested in working with me? Feel free to send me an email:

kent.ember.editing@gmail.com