The Word Studio

… where your fine writing becomes great …

Welcome to The Word Studio. As an experienced story coach, published novelist and writer of personal essays, memoir and poetry, I am here to share my love of language––its power and potential––to create moving and engaging stories. With an MFA in creative writing from UBC and a background as an English Language instructor for over fifteen years, a contest reader and script writer I can help you find the heart of your story and bring it to light. Check me out on the About page! Read my own writing here and on my author site andrewbinks.ca.

Substantive Editing

This is the big picture. As a team, you and I will expose strengths and weaknesses of structure and balance. We will look at plot and subplot(s) as they relate to the structure.

Line Editing

Sometimes known as a stylistic edit. You and I will evaluate consistency of voice, appropriate language, style and fluidity, word choice and content. We focus on keeping our reader engaged. We take into account your mother language as well as the cultural nuances of your background.

Copy Editing

This is the fine print. We’ll look at grammar, punctuation and spelling as they relate to flow and development. As a grammar and language instructor I have developed an eye and ear for the subtleties and nuances of language that enhance a piece of writing and take it to the next level.

  • An initial consultation.
  • Evaluation of the extent and type of work needed on your project.
  • Work begins!

“Don’t get it right, get it written.”

Maeve Binchey

Whether your work is fiction or fact, a novel or a piece of your life, we’ll create a story that you want to tell and your readers want to read.

And by the way…

The Word Studio is committed to getting your story reader-ready whether you want to self-publish or go the traditional route.

The Word Studio attributes its creative force and inspiration to the ancestral territories of the Huron-Wendat, Anishnaabeg, and Haudenosaunee Peoples, upon which it is located. It is also adjacent to Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory on the Bay of Quinte.

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(613) 438-3345

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