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More than fifteen years as an editor, book designer and ebook creator have given Jill Ronsley a broad knowledge of the publishing industry. She works with both new and experienced writers and publishers. Her clients’ books and ebooks have won awards and accolades, and she is thrilled with their success.
Jill’s clients include the American Cancer Society, Rowman & Littlefield, Northfield Publishing (Moody Press), Guernica Editions and John Catt Educational. She has edited books published by HarperCollins and worked for the editor-in-chief of two Toronto lifestyle magazines, La Dolce Vita and City Life. Her clients come from around the world.
She was the editor-in-chief of the Blue Review, a monthly online magazine for children’s writers, for which she wrote two educational columns. She was awarded Best Book Editor 2005 from the Editors and Preditors Readers Poll (out of over 100 nominees) and has been a judge in writing and book competitions. She was on the board of Boost4Writers, one of the first major online critique programs for children’s writers, with an international membership.
Jill is a trusted resource for writers and publishers. A presenter at the Muse Online Writers Conference in 2009 and 2010, she has published articles on writing, editing, book design and self-publishing. She presents at events, conducts workshops and teaches writing, offering motivation, inspiration and direction.
Her book, 10 Steps to Publish and Succeed, won first place in the Writer’s Digest Annual Awards in 2014.
Bay Area Editors Forum (BAEF)
Canadian Authors Association
CE-L Directory of Freelance Editors, Indiana University
Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI)
InDesign User Groups
Association of Publishers for Special Sales (APSS)
Jill earned a BA in English and World Religions from McGill University and a diploma in Literature and Languages from Vanier College in Montreal. Her study of fine arts at McGill and the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts School reflect in her work as a book designer. She has earned certification in the Cambridge Assessment English program (University of Cambridge) and has a CreativeTechs Certificate of Completion in Photoshop. Her TEFL certifications for teaching general English and business English contribute to her ability to edit the work of writers whose native language is not English. She earned a certificate in French at the University of Grenoble French program for foreign students, and she achieved level B2 in French in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). She also has varying levels of proficiency in Spanish, German, Italian and Hindi. Always inspired by learning, Jill continually takes courses in a variety of subjects.
Johannes Gutenberg, Strasbourg
Laurens Janszoon Coster, Haarlem