JONATHAN WEBB (JRCW)
I am a writer, editor, journalist and historian, the author of a prize-winning novel, a non-fiction book for adults and three non-fiction books for children. I have more than twenty years of experience as an in-house editor with Canadian book-publishing companies, notably Key Porter Books, McClelland & Stewart and, most recently, Penguin Group (Canada). I currently freelance as a writer and editor in Toronto.
My adult books are Pluck: A Novel and Stolen: The Gallery of Missing Masterpieces. My books for young readers are What’s a Zoodo?; Journey to Mars and Canada’s Wars: An Illustrated History. In addition, I selected and edited the excerpts in the anthology Mordecai Richler Was Here.
Editorial and Writing Services
As an editor, my strengths are in structural and line-editing. I also take on copy-editing and proofreading jobs on occasion. References and testimonials can be provided on request. My rates are competitive: I will quote either an hourly rate or a fixed fee after an initial assessment and consultation.
My novel, Pluck, was co-winner of the Seal First Novel Award. In the years since it was published, however, I have focused on non-fiction projects. I accept commissions from publishers and take pride in having turned in first-class work to meet tight deadlines. Two of my books for young readers, as well as the book about art theft, were researched and written to order. Both of the commissioned children’s books have been shortlisted for readers’ choice awards. Stolen was published in its English-language edition in Canada, Great Britain, Australia and New Zealand, and translated for sale in the Netherlands and Hungary.
You can find out more about me by checking out my profile on LinkedIn, or contact me directly at email@example.com.