“I liked and appreciated the work Graham did on my book. He brought perspective and insight to difficult subject matter. His succinct structural edit reorganized my manuscript to make it more accessible to the different readers my book will address, and he gave it texture and continuity.”

Gord Cruse

Author, Juvie: Inside Canada's Youth Jails

“Graham not only does a thorough job catching grammar errors and typos, but more importantly helps to improve the clarity of the content. He provides constructive comments for me to understand the reasons for his edits. I have become a better English writer by learning from his comments.”

Ning Nan

Assistant Professor, Management Information Systems Division, Sauder School of Business, UBC


I have worked with numerous authors of non-fiction books as a manuscript reviewer and substantive editor. Click below for some author comments and covers.

Academic research

I specialize in editing journal articles for ESL professors in business schools, with particular focus on information systems.



Theatre for Living

David Diamond, author:
"Graham Hayman's substantive edit really helped me clarify the structure and tone of the book. Graham engaged in intense conversations with me as part of reshaping the content into a clear journey for the reader. He also respected my particular voice.” (Trafford)


They Called Me Otherwise

Bill Galloway, author:

"Graham has an amazing ability to extract more from a writer. Just when the author thinks that all has been written, Graham will ask a probing question which both requests more and also gives just a hint at how to proceed. Graham's interest and uncanny insight was absolutely key to taking my ramblings and turning them into a published book.” (Goodreads)


The Armament Tide - Re-arming America

Rear Admiral Stuart F. Platt SC, USN, Ret., author:
"When writing a book with a large quantity of research material, it can often be a case of not seeing the forest for the trees, and a substantive editor can be of enormous help. After working with Graham on my first book, I asked for him when I began my latest. I highly recommend him to anyone who needs a skilled, diplomatic editor.” (Goodreads)

Dancing with Bears on Kootenay Time

David Litvak, author:
"Graham did a perceptive structural edit of my manuscript /Dancing With Bears./ His astute analysis and constructive feedback helped me get it to another level." (Kindle)

Business Schools
York U. Schulich
U. British Columbia Sauder
U. Victoria Gustavson
U. Northern B.C. Sch. of Business
McMaster U. De Groote
U. Alberta Alberta
U. Calgary Haskayne
Harbin Inst. of Tech. Sch. of Management


Some papers I've edited
Refereed journals

Woo,C. (2011). The role of conceptual modeling in managing and changing the business. Conceptual Modeling – ER 2011, 6998, 1-12. doi:10.1007/978-3-642-24606-7_1

Soffer,P., Wand,Y., & Kaner,M. (2015). Conceptualizing routing decisions in business processes: theoretical analysis and empirical testing. Journal of the Association for Information Systems, 16(5), 345-393. Located  here.

Itzik,N., Reinhartz-Berger,I., & Wand,Y. (2016). Variability analysis of requirements: considering behavioral differences and reflecting stakeholders perspectives. IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, 42(7), 687-706. doi:10.1109/tse.2015.2512599

Saghafi,A., & Wand,Y. (2014). Do ontological guidelines improve understandability of conceptual models? A meta-analysis of empirical work. 2014 47th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, 4609-4618. doi:10.1109/hicss.2014.567

Nan,N. & Lu,Y. (2014). Harnessing the power of self-organization in online community during organizational crisis. MIS Quarterly, 38(4), 1135. Retrieved from Researchgate

Conference papers

Jacques Holst, Martin Kjeldsen, Jonas Hedman, & Felix B Tan. “Taxonomy of payment system characteristics: a repertory grid analysis.” Conference Paper: AMCIS 2015 Proceedings, at Puerto Rico. August 2015. Located here.