The Editor

Krysia P. Lear — Your Editor

I was meant to be an editor. From a young age I’ve had a thirst to learn how things work and people think. I was the child who read the encyclopedia, huddled under the covers with a book, and asked lots of “why” questions. I still read widely and now ask clients questions about meaning and clarity.

Outside of the office, I relax in my ever-changing garden and enjoy visiting historic buildings, learning about science and walking along our local rivers. An active volunteer in my church and with professional organizations, I value helping people grow and develop.

My office is in Guelph, Ontario, a small university city that’s kept its early limestone buildings and has great places for coffee. My clients are local and international.

For more information about my skills and specialities, please view my professional profile. And if you’re wondering how to pronounce my first name, it sounds like Kree-sha.

Education, training, and experience
My editing education includes a magazine journalism certificate program at Ryerson University and all the editing courses I could take as well as courses in public relations and technical writing. I also have a Bachelor of Theology degree from what’s now Tyndale University College and Seminary. It’s proven useful for working with all types of clients because I learned to analyze language, synthesize ideas, and work collaboratively.

I’ve worked as a freelance editor, magazine editor, and director of communications and with independent non-fiction writers, scholars and academics, Christian ministries and not-for-profits.

As well as being an experienced freelance editor, I’m a Certified Proofreader with the Editors’ Association of Canada (EAC). And after I earned the designation I helped further develop the certification program.

Professional affiliations
I’m a long-time member of the Editors’ Association of Canada. I’ve served on the national executive and as chair of the Certification Steering Committee. In 2010, I received a President’s Award for Volunteer Service.

And I’m a professional member of The Word Guild and former board member.