The Editing Company's Team
Our dedicated team of professionals can respond to all of your editing, proofreading, indexing, photo research, and copyright needs. Various aspects of your project can be handled simultaneously, with seamless internal communication. Collectively, we have edited over 400 book-length manuscripts, and we can accurately gauge the kind and extent of work required. Our outstanding track record proves that we deliver high-quality work, within budget, and on time. Here are the members of our team:
Beth McAuley, Owner & Senior Editor / Academic & Non-Fiction / Business & Entrepreneurial / Permissions
Beth completed her master's degree in history at the University of Toronto in the 1980s, and shortly afterwards began her editing career. She crafted her editorial skills through professional courses at Ryerson University and the Editors' Association of Canada. Under the tutelage of academic authors and researchers, she learned the precise art of scholarly editing. She has edited for academic, trade, and educational publishers, and worked as an in-house managing editor. In 1997, she launched the successful Women's Issues Publishing Program with Sumach Press. Over the course of 12 years, she acquired, edited, and published 25 titles in the series. Beth can successfully seek out permission to reprint anything from newspaper articles and essays to poems and lyrics. Her entrepreneurial networking efforts have resulted in strong relationships with several businesses, both in Toronto and abroad, for whom she has edited and proofread business reports, training modules, and eBooks.
Nina Hoeschele, Assistant Manager & Academic Editor / Indexer / Proofreader
Nina completed her undergraduate degree in Sociology and Social Anthropology at Dalhousie University, where she realized that editing essays is even more fun than writing them. This led her to Ryerson’s Publishing Program and into editorial work for a number of publishers, publications, and individuals, including Oxford University Press, Descant magazine, and countless thesis writers. Since joining TEC in the winter of 2010, Nina has edited academic and non-fiction manuscripts, boiled books down into indexes, written posts for TEC’s blog, and wrangled plenty of footnotes. Outside of TEC’s office, Nina is also a freelance editor who works with academics and fiction writers alike. When discussing the delicate subject of alternative spellings, Beth once told Nina to “calm down.” Outside of editing, Nina is a compulsive writer and drawer, coffee drinker, and serial comma enthusiast.
Jessica Mifsud, Permissions Editor & ePub/Digital Editor
Jessica used to get caught reading books under her desk in fourth grade math class, and has never regretted the decision. She completed her undergraduate degree in English at the University of Toronto, as well as a certificate in Publishing at Ryerson University, and now deems herself sufficiently qualified to work with books. Jessica has written and edited blogs, music reviews, and assorted musings for The Strand newspaper, Much Music, and Master Point Press. As an intern at the latter company, she learned (almost) everything she knows about HTML and ePub formatting, and now joins The Editing Company to help with the business of wrangling digital files and to manage the permissions desk. Jessica is a recovering music snob, Middle-English enthusiast, and, much to the chagrin of her friends and family, still cannot be found without a book somewhere on or near her person.
Jessie Hale, Social Media & Marketing Co-ordinator/Non-fiction Editor
Jessie worked at an independent bookstore in her native Calgary for three years. Going through thousands of publishers’ catalogues led her to enroll in Ryerson University’s Publishing Certificate Program shortly after completing her degree in English at Queen’s. She interned at University of Toronto Press and Tightrope Books before landing in the marketing department at Canadian Scholars’ Press/Women’s Press, where she worked for three years. She has also worked as a freelance editor on memoirs, novels, handbooks, and, recently, a thesis about space architecture. When not editing or reading, Jessie can be found doing yoga, baking, or watching Titanic for the forty-fifth time.
Max Baru, Website & Social Media Co-ordinator / Photo Researcher
Max Baru completed his applied degree in computer programming & analysis at George Brown College in 2009. Since then he has worked within the publishing industry writing, editing, and recovering whole offices from technological bewilderment. He now studies literature and linguistics at York University, while building TEC's client database and developing the Company's newsletter and social media networks. Max has recently become TEC's photo researcher, applying his technological and research skills to shaping a slide show for one of our clients. In doing so, he identified over 40 images to capture 200 years of the Canadian labour movement.
Mehreen Shahid, Intern
Mehreen Shahid has recently moved to Canada from Pakistan where she was an undergraduate lecturer in Clinical Psychology. Circumstances forced her to take a year off and reflect on taking up a new approach to starting life afresh in a new country. She feels at home spending most of her off time either reading books or newspapers, and it has helped her focus her attention on the written word. She is currently enrolled in the Editing Certificate Program at George Brown College and is looking forward to starting a full-time program in journalism in Fall 2013.
In addition to our in-house team, The Editing Company keeps in touch with a network of freelance editors who can work with clients independently or as part of a project.