A NOTE FROM THE EDITOR
STORIES HAVE POWER
I am a Mi’kmaw writer and certified professional editor with a passion for storywork. I specialize in copy editing, proofreading and sensitivity reading, with a focus on Indigenous literature. I work with authors from a place of compassion and understanding. I truly believe that a working relationship based on comfortability and honesty is essential to a book reaching its fullest potential.
WORKING WITH WORDS AND MAKING GENUINE, HUMAN CONNECTIONS IS A WAY OF LIFE
I TRULY BELIEVE THAT A CLIENT-EDITOR RELATIONSHIP BASED ON COMFORTABILITY AND HONESTY IS ESSENTIAL TO A BOOK REACHING ITS FULLEST POTENTIAL.
I have helped publishers and organizations, both big and small, bring voices and stories into the world, including as an associate editor for the award-winning Inuit Art Quarterly magazine. I have a BA in Communications from York University and an editing certification from Simon Fraser University. Connecting in the editing and literary community is very important to me, and I am a member of the Indigenous Editors Association, Indigenous Literary Studies Association, and Editors Canada. My first children’s picture book, The Travelling Feather, will be released in Fall 2025.
From non-fiction and young adult fiction, to educational resources and children’s picture books, I have successfully helped many clients with their editing needs and have done so through fostering genuine and supportive connections. Clear communication helps to get to the root of any struggles with a manuscript and ensure it becomes the best version of itself. I work as a team with my clients — we both want the book to succeed!
THE LATEST FEATURE ON LISA
THE EDITING PROCESS REQUIRES TRUST, GENUINE COMMUNICATION, & RECIPROCITY
Lisa was interviewed for the Editors Toronto Blog. Check it out to learn more about Lisa, what author she would love to work with, and why the em dash is her favourite punctuation mark.
THE SIGNATURE SERVICES
THOUGHTFUL SERVICES FOR PUBLISHERS SHOWCASING UNIQUE VOICES
Copy editing, proofreading, and sensitivity readings are my craft. Through my work I merge editorial excellence, personal connection, and my understandings of Indigenous knowledges to provide services that are the perfect match for publishers' needs.
THE GUIDING VALUES
I'M HERE TO MAKE YOU FEEL SUPPORTED. IF YOU SHARE THE SAME VALUES AS THE ONES I HAVE LISTED BELOW, WE MIGHT JUST BE A GREAT FIT.
The power that
I believe voices from all backgrounds, experiences, and parts of the world are needed in the publishing industry.
The mutual trust between client and editor is essential; without trust, there is nothing. It is important that the people I work with feel supported and trust me with their editing needs.
Open communication is absolutely essential in the editing process. I honour the people I work with by communicating openly, listening well, and being approachable.
Precision and professionalism
Editing is about being as precise as possible and delivering expert services. I honour those who work with me.
SOME CLIENT LOVE
"SHE IS ORGANIZED, TIMELY, CREATIVE, AND MINDFUL ABOUT EVERY PROJECT. I GO BACK TO HER AGAIN AND AGIAN BECAUSE OF HER PROFESSIONALISM AND THE STANDARD AT WHICH SHE IS ABLE TO WORK."
“Lisa Frenette has done editing for me on three separate occasions and I cannot say enough about her workmanship. I self publish and regularly have personal and client projects that require content editing and proofreading. I am always satisfied with Lisa’s service. Five stars all around! She is organized, timely, creative, and mindful about every project. I go back to her again and again because of her professionalism and the standard at which she is able to work. Thank you Lisa.”