Meet Our Team of Professional APA Editors
Founder & Senior Editor
Karen’s professional life has centred on educating others to improve how they communicate their message. She graduated with a BA with Distinction and moved to Japan, where she taught, created ESL courses, supervised English content in a bilingual magazine, edited bilingual novels, consulted, and wrote a weekly newspaper column. Since founding Editarians, she has specialized in APA Style, assisting hundreds of clients to craft their documents such that they convey accurately and concisely what was intended. She looks forward to collaborating with clients for years to come.
I had the privilege of working with Karen on my master’s thesis. Her editing skills were right on the money, and she did an expert job in adapting to my learning and working styles. She was professional, dependable, and was able to address my needs as the project evolved. She had that unique blend of intellectual and emotional intelligence, and she contributed in a significant way to the success of my paper!
Erin holds a master’s degree in communication. She has worked to prepare academic manuscripts, edited theses and dissertations, and revised organizational documents. Since 2006 she has worked with Editarians, helping clients to polish their writing while retaining their sense of voice. She can often be found at home with her laptop, a cup of tea, and a cat at her side.
Erin was absolutely amazing, and being able to “meet” over email created incredible flexibility. She helped me get my thesis done despite my moving countries and changing lifestyles. I am so grateful for her help and expertise. I would highly recommend this service.
Karen has a master’s degree and a lengthy career helping people communicate with clarity and ease. She’s worked in children’s health care as a speech-language pathologist, editor, researcher, educator, and administrator. She’s fun to work with, precise, and unashamedly enthusiastic about editing. Her specialties are academic editing and plain language in health-care communications. Karen’s other joys include hiking to windy hills overlooking water, playing with fountain pens and stationery, and hanging out with her cats and kids. She’s thrilled to join Editarians and eager to work with you and your writing.
Karen (L.), I am extremely happy with the small details that your eyes were able to catch that mine missed! As an English teacher, I was honestly hesitant to send my work to an editor. . . . The changes you made and things you saw have improved my writing substantially. You have been wonderful to work with, and I will be recommending you to others in the future!
Clare is a grade thirteen co-op student who will be working with Editarians from September 2023 to January 2024. For her career, she hopes to join the ranks of professional editors. She earned several English-related awards upon graduation and spends the vast majority of her free time reading and working on her own novel. Teachers and associates would describe her as a positive and dedicated person who loves to help others create their best work. Clare is excited to learn from a team of expert editors and work towards getting experience in her dream job.
[My editor was] so warm and welcoming, especially through emails. You’re definitely in the right line of work! It looks great. Thanks for the wonderful job you did. It was a pleasure working with you. You made the process simple.
Manager of Client Care and Communications
Rhonda approaches client service as a passionate and proactive advocate with a history of nurturing long-term partnerships. She has over 15 years of experience in communications, graphic design, social media strategy, marketing, project management, copywriting, and customer service. She’s a stellar collaborator and believes in the power of teamwork. When she’s not at the helm of communications, elevating our service standards, she enjoys reading both fiction and nonfiction. She has a love not just for storytelling and learning, but also for the etymology of the words and phrases used. If she’s not reading, she’s going to live music shows or trying out all the delicious restaurants that Toronto has to offer.
I am very happy with the service I received. … Thank you! It has been great working with you. I will definitely continue to recommend your services!
Social Media Community Manager
Sydney has a wide range of skills and interests, including a diploma in professional cooking and certificates in digital communication and entrepreneurship. The latter give her the knowledge to help engage with users on social media in a unique way. She also creates online community by recording, editing, and publishing videos on her numerous YouTube channels. When she isn’t leading a local Sparks group for the Girl Guides, she loves reading all types of books and writing fiction stories. Sydney brings an innovative digital presence to our team—and what team wouldn’t want to have Sydney Crosby on it?
I was very impressed. The process for retainment and start-up was easy and great.
“Success is doing ordinary things extraordinarily well.” —Jim Rohn
Mark has a BSc in Computer Science and has worked with numerous architectures, operating systems, and programming languages. His employers and consulting clients include small companies and multinational corporations in various countries around the world. He loves creating solutions that take the tedium out of people’s work tasks, eliminate redundant activities, and cause people to say, “Hey, I didn’t know you could do that!” Thanks to Mark, Editarians’ online collaboration has been orchestrated to hum along harmoniously (alright, we’ll stop now with the musical references).
I would highly recommend Editarians’ services to anyone needing to polish up their document to a very high standard. I’ve already recommended them to a friend finishing her thesis. The [project] website is easy to use, and there are clear policies on how the editing works and what the writer’s responsibilities are in the agreement, so there is no guesswork, which I so appreciate. This was an excellent experience.