Herald Press

I worked as the project manager and editor for the 10th anniversary edition of Herald Press’s bestseller Simply in Season, which is part of their World Community Cookbook Series. This is the second cookbook in the series that I worked on with Herald Press. I helped shape the cookbook for the new edition by reviewing all of the content and updating the information, deciding which recipes should be photographed, and collaborating on the new look for the cookbook with the managing editors, authors, and designer.

Responsibilities: Project Management, Substantive Editing, Visual Editing, Copywriting, Editing, Collaborating 

Attract Your Ideal Weight

Attract your Ideal Weight: 6 Week Program on Behavioural Weight Management Ebook

I collaborated with Zaheen Nanji to write and edit an ebook for a behavioural weight loss program. I prepared the ebook for coding to ensure that it was searchable and user friendly.

Responsibilities: Writing, Research, Editing, Collaborating

"Avery and I worked closely together to develop a home study guide and ebook for my Attract your Ideal Weight program. It was a pleasure to work with her as she understood what I wanted but also gave her own input and ideas to make the project successful. She was sensitive to deadlines and was flexible to adapt to the publishing schedule. Her work was professional and I would hire her again for other projects."
⎯ Zaheen Nanji

Herald Press

I copy-edited the revised edition of Extending the Table: A World Community Cookbook. This is a compilation of recipes in support of relief and development work around the world. I worked with the editor to ensure consistency throughout the recipes and to update the recipes with current terminology.

Responsibilities: Copy-editing


“Avery Peters is exactly the kind of editor I was looking for when I needed a copyeditor for one manuscript and a proofreader for another. She handled both tasks efficiently, competently, and with care and attentiveness—and met the rather tight deadlines with aplomb. I’ll definitely hire her again and have already recommended her to others looking for a great editor.”
⎯Valerie Weaver-Zercher, Managing Editor, Herald Press Trade Books

Herald Press

I proofread Saloma Furlong's memoir, Bonnet Strings: An Amish Woman's Ties to Two Worlds, about her life before and after leaving the Amish. Her story is also featured in two PBS documentaries.

Responsibilities: Proofreading



I collaborated with Cora and Jon of JRC9 Design Studio to develop the content for their site. They specialize in interactive design and web development for artists and socially and environmentally innovative businesses.

Responsibilities:  Copywriting, Editing, Proofreading, Collaborating

James Lorimer and Company Ltd.

James Lorimer and Company Ltd. approached me to provide a substantive and copy-edit of Mark Totten's book Gang Life: 10 of the toughest tell their stories. In Gang Life, Mark tells the stories of 10 different gang members in cities and towns across Canada. He developed their trust enough for them to tell him their stories openly.

Responsibilities: Substantive Editing, Copy-editing

"Avery was the copy editor and substantive editor for my manuscript, Gang Life: 10 of the toughest tell their stories. I worked closely with Avery to develop a conclusion and to add to a few of the chapters. Her queries and comments were very helpful. She was very prompt in replying to emails and telephone calls. Avery was a wonderful editor, someone who I would highly recommend. I certainly will use her again for any new books."
⎯ Mark Totten, Author
"Avery is pleasure to work with as an editor: she delivers on time, keeps the authors happy, and is quick to communicate about a project. I'm looking forward to working with Avery on future editing projects."
⎯ Kendra Martin, Promotion and Digital Manager at James Lorimer and Co. Ltd.

Turnipseed Travel

Vanessa Chiasson is the founder and writer at Turnipseed Travel. Vanessa approached me to work with her to develop some of the travel articles that she was writing and to give her some feedback that she could use as she contines to write articles for her site and travel publications. 

Responsibilities: Copy-editing, Substantive Editing, Stylistic Editing, Providing specific feedback to improve writing for articles

"This is so amazing! I'm having the best morning, curled up with a hot drink, loving all the edits. I'm learning so much and I find all of your feedback so helpful and so encouraging. I can't thank you enough!"
⎯ Vanessa Chiasson

The Editing Company


As the Academic/Non-fiction Editor at The Editing Company I provided copy-editing and stylistic editing services for a variety of texts including academic dissertations, textbooks, and academic trade books. I also edited e-books and proofread magazines.

I copy-edited manuscripts for university presses (texts on globalization, governance, business, and the arts) to make texts consistent, including in-depth editing for references (APA, Chicago) and notes; provided copy-editing and stylistic editing for PhD dissertations (on Buddhism and social justice research) improving language and sentence flow; provided stylistic editing and copy-editing for a book of photography; proofread magazines and educational materials; and copy-edited a memoir.

Responsibilities: Copy-editing, Stylistic Editing, Proofreading, Writing Blog Posts

Mennonite Foundation of Canada

I provided structural and stylistic suggestions for a series of brochures to ensure consistency through brochures. I provided suggestions for text, images, and layout on how to maximize the impact of their brochures and engage their audience. 

I also worked with the Mennonite Foundation to analyze their website and provide a structural and syntactical review to aid them as they rework the content and the structure of their site.

Responsibilities: Visual Editing, Structural Editing, Stylistic Editing, Providing Recommendations


Artcanvas Tabletops

I wrote and developed content for N Lynn Mathews of Artcanvas Tabletops Inc. for a presentation folder and for her company website.


Responsibilities: Writing, Editing, Researching Content, Collaboarting

"Thank you Avery for successfully developing the written material for my company. Your guidance helped to complete Artcanvas Tabletops’ website content along with a professional business presentation folder which expresses the exact essence of my business to my clientele. I greatly appreciated the quick completion of this project along with your comfortable business approach."
— N Lynn Mathews, Artcanvas Tabletops Inc.