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After establishing her career as a book editor, Jill Ronsley studied book design, typography and ebook formatting. More than fifteen years of experience have given her a broad knowledge of the publishing industry. Many of her clients’ books and ebooks have won awards and accolades.
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.
She was the editor-in-chief of the Blue Review, a monthly online children’s writers e-zine, for which she wrote two 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 children’s writers’ critique programs.
A presenter at the Muse Online Writers Conference in 2009 and 2010, she has published articles on self-publishing, editing and book design. She conducts events and workshops and teaches writing, motivating her students with inspiration, laughter and guidance.
Jill is a trusted resource for writers and publishers.
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 has a BA in English from McGill University and a diploma in Literature and Languages from Vanier College. She earned a CreativeTechs Certificate of Completion in Photoshop and studied Fine Arts at McGill and the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts School, which reflect in her work as a book designer. She has been certified in the Cambridge Assessment English program (part of the University of Cambridge) and TEFL, both of which contribute to her ability to edit the work of writers whose first language is not English. She earned a certificate in French for foreign students from the University of Grenoble and achieved the B2 level in French in the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages). She has varying levels of proficiency in Spanish, German, Italian and Hindi. A lover of learning, Jill continually takes courses in different subjects and learns new things from her clients and the books they write.
Johannes Gutenberg, Strasbourg
Laurens Janszoon Coster, Haarlem