Hi there! My name is Davy Kent. I’m a Vancouver, Canada-based editor with a deep love for storytelling. The intertwining threads of narrative and character ambition are near and dear to me, especially in the fantasy and sci-fi genres.
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.
I first started editing in 2011 as an academic editor before transitioning to a part-time copyeditor for businesses. The switch to book editing, what I feel to be my comfort zone in the editorial industry, happened in January 2019.
You can check out my rates and title list on my Fiction/Nonfiction 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. 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’ll always blend your voice with the “way it’s done,” giving your fans the best of both worlds.
I’ve been involved in writing competitions, text roleplay worldbuilding collaborations, critique groups, author-editor Q&A groups, and corporate and academic editing. Writing is something I understand well, and I adore improving prose when given the opportunity.
I consistently attend professional development commitments; be they niche webinars or industry books written by leading authorities in the editing world. I am also pursuing a professional certificate in editing from Simon Fraser University.
The above means that I’m current—always. I’m constantly striving to figure out the latest conventions in the genres I work in, ensuring that my clients are never led astray with shoddy recommendations and outdated ideas. You never have to worry about the work I do; it will stand up to the scrutiny of your audience, with readers never impeded by incorrect grammar and style.
My careful work will bring your writing to a professional, publishable standard. I set flame to your ambition.
The Next Step
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