Nancy E. Sixsmith
ConText Editorial Services
56 Dufferin St., PO Box 847
Lunenburg, Nova Scotia B0J 2C0
Office: (902) 634-3280


  • More than two decades of editorial/publishing experience
  • Proven skills in copyediting, substantive editing, developmental editing, translation (ESL) editing, proofreading
  • Research, fact-checking, and information-brokering expertise (utilizing advanced degree in Library and Information Science)

Representative Client List


1998–Present: Owner/editor, ConText Editorial Services
  • Business specializing in editorial/publishing services
  • Editing: copyediting, substantive editing, ESL (translation) editing, developmental editing
  • Proofreading
  • Information brokering, research, fact-checking
1997–98: Technical writer/editor, Wordlink
  • Wrote and edited online help and computer-based training
  • Edited/rewrote software manuals
  • Worked with subject matter experts, authors, and production
1990–97: Editor, Macmillan Publishing/Pearson Education
  • Positions included copyeditor, project editor, developmental editor, senior editor, and managing editor
  • Worked with authors, developers, technical reviewers, and other subject matter experts to conceptualize projects
  • Developed project goals, outlines, schedules, and contents
  • Edited and managed manuscripts through writing, development, editing, and production
1988–90: Librarian/Editor, Indiana Youth Institute
  • Created and maintained online resource center
  • Wrote, edited, and produced institute’s statewide newsletter
1983–88: Librarian, Hamilton East Public Library
  • Set up and maintained children’s and reference departments
  • Catalogued and classified library materials


  • M.S. in Library and Information Science, University of Illinois
  • B.A. in Spanish/French (High Honors), University of Illinois

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