Caylie began her editing career in 2009, when she caught a spelling error on a mock-up of an exhibit at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian (where she had been interning), and swiftly notified the relevant authorities. She soon began offering her services to graduate students, and found that she not only enjoyed the work, but was also relatively good at it. Caylie specializes in editing academic theses and journal papers for master’s and doctoral engineering students, particularly for those who do not speak English as their first language. However, she is happy to edit documents for anyone seeking to improve the clarity and conciseness of his or her writing. Her own academic career spans undergraduate degrees in English and Native studies, as well as a master’s degree in museum studies. In addition to providing copyediting, proofreading, and structural editing services, Caylie also provides formatting services for documents in Microsoft Word and Adobe InDesign, and is willing to wrestle with Word’s erratic pagination on her clients’ behalf. Her favourite style guide is the Chicago Manual of Style, and she loves to format bibliographies.
Caylie also founded and manages the Little Cree Books project, which strives to involve Cree and non-Cree people alike in the development of leveled reading resources that will help early readers learn the Cree language. As manager of the project, she develops digital artwork, stories, and translations for short Cree books, and arranges for others to help contribute their skills in those areas to create more resources for early Cree readers. This volunteer work has led to the custom books described on our illustrations page.
Emily began her career as an editor in 2012, while she was working on her Honours Bachelor in Forensic Science, with a specialization in molecular biology and biochemistry, at the University of Windsor. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology, with a minor in sociology and a focus on forensic psychology and criminology, from the University of Alberta. Emily has experience writing and editing academic papers in both the physical sciences and the social sciences, and is familiar with APA, Chicago, and MLA formatting styles, as well as with applying and developing house styles.