Who We Are - Team
Our dedicated editors have the specialized training you can rely on. We provide a wide range of services that we tailor for each of our projects: editing, proofreading, indexing, clearing copyright permissions, page layout and design, publishing consulting, and management of publishing projects. Our outstanding track record proves that we deliver high-quality work, within budget, and on time for our clients. It is a pleasure to introduce the members of our team.
Beth McAuley, Owner & Senior Editor / Academic & Non-Fiction Editor / Business Editor / Proofreader
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 (now Editors 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. She founded The Editing Company in 2007, celebrating 10 years in 2017. With the assistance of a strong and dedicated editorial team, Beth has built a strong network of professional clients that include established academic presses, academic journals, professional associations, small and medium-sized businesses, and a wide range of authors, both academic and trade.
Lesley-Anne Longo, Design and Layout Editor / Non-Fiction Editor / Newsletter Editor
Lesley-Anne has an Honours BA in Professional Writing/Communication Studies from York University, and followed her love of editing to Centennial College’s Book + Magazine Publishing program. She graduated with High Honours in 2013, and completed her internship at ECW Press, where she was subsequently hired on as an Editorial and Marketing Assistant, and worked there for six months. She has proofread and copyedited a variety of books, from young adult and fiction to sports history, and is experienced in curating and creating blogs, managing social media accounts such as Twitter and Facebook, and creating electronic marketing materials such as newsletters to connect with readers. She previously managed TEC’s social media accounts, but now takes a more supervisory role for that area. Lesley-Anne is now devoting more time to developing the Company’s Page Layout & Design and Ebook Creation services. In her spare time, she enjoys staying active with yoga and walking her dog—and balances these healthy pursuits with another hobby: baking!
Jonathan Adjemian, Academic Editor / Non-Fiction Editor / Indexer
Jonathan received a PhD in Social and Political Thought from York University, with a thesis on the francophone Algerian novelist and poet Mohammed Dib. Primarily an academic editor, Jonathan has worked on books, chapters, dissertations, articles, and proposals in fields that include African studies, comparative literature, education, Islamic studies, law, philosophy, political science, sociology, and Spanish and Portuguese studies. His translations from French include Souleymane Bachir Diagne’s The Ink of the Scholars: Reflections on Philosophy in Africa, and Ratiba Hadj-Moussa’s Satellite Television and the Public Sphere in the Maghreb. In the rest of his life, Jonathan is a pianist, composer, and electronic musician and an organizer of reading groups in Toronto art galleries.
Jean Mathew, Social Media Editor / Assistant Editor
Jean is a professional writer, editor, researcher, and communications coordinator. She graduated from Ryerson University in 2017 with an MA in English Literature. She has contributed to a number of projects, including academic textbooks, open source archives, literary magazines, business catalogues, and blogs. Thanks to a wonderful placement with Broken Pencil Magazine as a Marketing and Communications Intern and overwhelming encouragement from the BP staff, Jean began a career in freelance writing that she continues to enjoy today. In her free time, Jean creates short comics on the strange yet hilarious occurrences of everyday life and self-publishes them under a micro press run by herself and her sister.
Molly Rookwood, Academic Editor / Non-Fiction Editor
Molly graduated from the University of King’s College in Halifax in 2014 with a BA in English and Early Modern Studies. She graduated with high honours, and wrote her thesis on Jane Austen’s use of the marriage plot as social criticism. She has worked as a freelance editor on multiple books and many academic papers, and is currently studying in the Ryerson University’s publishing program. Molly also works at the Bob Miller Book Room, and is thrilled to join The Editing Company team. In her free time, Molly reads everything from experimental fantasy to Victorian panoramic novels, writes creatively, sings, and plays board games.
Michael Bedford, Freelance TEC Blogger
After earning BAs in theatre studies and philosophy, Michael attended the Chang School at Ryerson University and completed its publishing certificate program. Since 2016, Michael has been working as a freelance editor and copy writer. As a part of Editors Canada’s publications committee, he contributes ideas and edits chapbooks and other resources for members. When not writing blogs about editing and writing, Michael writes about a range of other topics: TV and beer reviews and articles on the history of comic books for monkeysfightingrobots.com, and online content about Hamilton-area businesses for thespec.com. Michael is also a semi-professional actor who has appeared in plays in both the Toronto and Edmonton Fringe Festivals as well as at the Alumnae and Berkeley Street Upstairs Theatres.