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Independent professional non-fiction editor and writer for people and businesses, publishing in print and digital media

Graham Hayman

Ensuring clear language that suits your message and the people you want to reach

For professors

I specialize in editing research materials for professors who use English as a second language. For graduate students I edit theses and dissertations. Because writing styles are very different, I do not charge a flat hourly rate. Please use my Contact page to ask for a quote.

Clients say

“Graham did copy editing for me a few times. He is very precise and logical in his thinking. I highly recommend him for copy editing.”

~ Professor Carson Woo, Sauder School of Business, UBC.

For students (u/grads)

If your university’s regulations allow undergraduate students to hire an editor, I can copy edit your class assignment or essay. With over 25 years of experience in multicultural contexts as teacher, writer, and editor, I can quickly improve your document.

I have helped many writers who use English as a second language, and I welcome inquiries from international students who are studying in Canada.

For fast editing of essays and assignments, go to the Takeout Window. My rates are reasonable and I do not collect sales tax.

For non-fiction writers, I provide a range of services and tools for the early stages of writing.
Manuscript reviews

I provide independent assessments of non-fiction manuscripts in either Reader’s Reports or longer Manuscript Evaluations. Compare the features and pricing.

Clients say

“I felt fortunate in locating a professional editor like Graham. His evaluation outlined the problems with choices of how to fix them. Detailed, page-numbered notes brought it to about eight pages in all. I thought the bill was reasonable. Recommending Graham is easy: he’s professional, reliable and has a gentle delivery.”

~Janet Hudgins, author of “Treason”

Substantive editing

I specialize in non-fiction: memoirs, biographies, travel, handbooks, and more. At this first stage of editing, I suggest to authors how they might re-organize their material for better readability, what they could remove, and where more is needed. My customers include authors who will self-publish, and those looking for an agent for traditional publishing. Learn more about my substantive or structural editing.

Clients say

“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.”

~ David Litvak, author of “Dancing with Bears in the Kootenays”