About

Genevieve Clovis

With an abiding love of the written word, I am a passionate creative writer, editor, and proofreader. 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 speculative fiction (fantasy, sci-fi, etc.) and young adult novels. I also work on short stories, memoirs, blogs, and websites.

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.