Genevieve Clovis editor and owner of Clovis Editorial

Genevieve Clovis

With an abiding love of the written word, I am a passionate creative writer, and editor. I pride myself on being prompt without sacrificing accuracy or thoroughness. I approach every project with an open-mind, and dedicate myself to improving your writing while maintaining your vision and voice.

Based in Toronto, Ontario, I specialize in fiction editing and have a particular fondness for fantasy, science fiction, horror, and young adult novels. I also work on short stories, blogs, and website content.

As a member of Editors Canada and the Association of Independent Publishing Professionals, I strive to improve my skills as an editor to ensure I am providing the best possible service.

My Story

If you’d asked me ten years ago where I’d be today, I probably would have replied, “I aspire to be a panhandler.” This was my standard response. It made people laugh but also conveyed the message that I hadn’t a clue and to please drop the subject.

Eight years ago, after living, working, and traveling around the world, editing was on my radar. I’ve always loved reading and I’ve always loved writing, so editing was a natural extension. But I didn’t feel equipped to jump into it and I was loathe to go back to school just then.

Five years ago, I bought Cliffside Village Books thus fulfilling a lifelong dream of owning a secondhand bookstore. I was reading more, writing more, and ready to tackle all kinds of challenges. Working six day weeks and hosting evening writing groups wasn’t enough. I enrolled in an editing program and discovered I love editing as much as I love reading and writing.

Interior shot of Cliffside Village Books
Row of books
Library filled with clouds and sunshine

Education and Professional Development

  • Editing Certificate Program (George Brown College)
  • Developmental Editing Fiction Theory (Liminal Pages)
  • Developmental Editing in Practice (Liminal Pages)
  • Working with Indie Authors (Tanya Gold)

Types of Projects I've Worked On

  • Fantasy Novels
  • Science Fiction Anthologies
  • Short Stories
  • Picture Books
  • Website Content
  • Presentation Documents
  • Reference Letters

Think we'd work well together? Check out my services to learn about how I can help you.

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