Hello! Welcome to my little niche on the web. My name is Ellie Barton, and I’ve been a freelance editor of nonfiction books since 2004. I’ve edited over twenty titles for university presses, along with countless articles for academic journals. More recently, I’ve been editing memoir, and I really enjoy that.
I’ve been an editing instructor at Queen’s University since 2014 for the online course WRIT 265: Editing in Academic and Professional Contexts (developed with Maureen Garvie).
I also helped create the structural and stylistic editing exams for Editors Canada’s certification program.
I came to editing later in life, after working for twenty years as a communications officer and an occasional freelance writer. I’m the author of two local history books, Driven by a Dream: The Story of Ongwanada 1948-1998, and Purpose and Passion: Kingston General Hospital Auxiliary, 1905-2005. I’m a former reporter for the Kingston Whig-Standard.
My husband, Dave, and I have three amazing sons, James, Paul, and Jonathan, a golden retriever and an orange cat. In my spare time, I enjoy being an amateur flute player.