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We're editors with glasses. Not only do we wear glasses, we like to think of our specs as our brand. We notice things. We carefully point out things. We fix things. And through it all, we maintain respect for your objectives as a writer. Our experience with hundreds of authors over the years has taught us that nothing makes for a better author-editor relationship than excellent communication and mutual understanding.
Jessica Pegis has worked in educational publishing for more than 25 years as a writer, editor, researcher, product developer, and consultant in instructional design. She has edited and managed more than 100 higher-ed, school, and trade titles—print and digital. Her writing has appeared in The Financial Post, The Toronto Star, eye weekly, NOW, and Xtra!
Armed with a Master's Degree in English Literature from the University of Toronto, Jess started her publishing career at Prentice Hall’s College Division in 1985. She moved to the School Division in 1991, and was later recruited as Executive Editor for Humanities, School Division, Thomson-Nelson (now Nelson Education). Since 2000, Jess has had her own editorial and consulting business. Her clients and partners have included Oxford University Press, The Royal Ontario Museum, The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Emond Publishing, McGraw-Hill Ryerson Canada, Pearson Education Canada, Pronk and Associates, Scholastic, Nelson Education, and JumpMath.
Rachel Eagen is a developmental, substantive, and stylistic editor, comfortable with a variety of markets and disciplines. A skilled content manager, she edits core texts and ancillary products for educational publishers, as well as nonfiction manuscripts for trade publishers. She has edited children's reference books, academic textbooks, and written books, website content, and magazine articles covering a wide range of topics, including social science, history, technology, geography, and youth issues.
Rachel has held a number of positions in her more than 10 years in the publishing industry, including editorial roles at Oxford University Press, Scholastic Canada, and Nelson Education. As a freelancer, she writes, edits, and develops both print and digital products. Some of her clients have included Nelson Education, First Folio Resource Group, Reedsy, and LifeTree Media. In addition to her developmental and project management skills, she can rewrite, copyedit, and proofread with the best of them.