Welcome to Ewe Editorial Services

My name is Marnie Lamb, and I am an award-winning copy editor, indexer, permissions researcher, proofreader, and seminar instructor based in Toronto. I have over eighteen years of experience. Ewe Editorial Services differs from other editing services in that I have an unusual combination of skills and am able to execute high-quality work in all these areas.

I have been reading and writing stories since I can remember and have always loved orderliness and precision. After completing two MAs in English literature, I naturally gravitated into editing. Between my first two editing jobs, I taught ESL in Japan and Italy. Living alone in these two very different countries taught me to be confident, resourceful, flexible, and patient—all attributes that I apply daily in my work.

I have worked on a range of materials including textbooks, scholarly monographs, trade non-fiction, novels, reports, grant applications, journal articles, and resumes. For a list of selected projects, click here.

When it comes to business relationships, I value quality over quantity. I have close connections with a small group of clients with whom I’ve worked for many years and to whom I am able to offer my unusual combination of skills. My main clients are McGraw-Hill Education, Nelson Education, UBC Press, the Royal Ontario Museum, Emond, and the College of Occupational Therapists of British Columbia. For testimonials, click here.

I am a member of the Indexing Society of Canada. I completed my Publishing Certificate at Ryerson University, where I won a Marsh Jeanneret Award for academic excellence. Several of my short stories have been published in literary journals, including filling Station, The Nashwaak Review, and The Dalhousie Review. In 2013, one of my stories was nominated for McClelland & Stewart’s Journey Prize. In 2017, my first novel, The History of Hilary Hambrushina, was published by Iguana Books.

Through Ewe Editorial Services, I offer copy editing, indexing, manuscript evaluation, permissions and photo research, and proofreading. For further details, see Editing Services. If you are a fiction writer looking for help with your manuscript, please read my two-part article “Hiring a Fiction Editor” before contacting me. If you still think that I may be a match for your project, send me a detailed email responding to the queries raised in the article. The article is located here: Part One and Part Two.

I enjoy working on many kinds of texts because I have a wide variety of interests. To discuss your project, contact me.

My 10 Favourite Books

(in alphabetical order)

Cecilia by Frances Burney
Emma by Jane Austen
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
The Lord of the Rings trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien
Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
Persuasion by Jane Austen
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain
Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
The Robber Bride by Margaret Atwood
The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins

The Last 10 Books I Read

(last book listed first)

Miss Marjoribanks by Margaret Oliphant
The Bone People by Keri Hulme
The Last Days of Night by Graham Moore
The Duchess by Amanda Foreman
The Wealthy Renter by Alex Avery
Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom
Transcription by Kate Atkinson
Write from the Heart by various authors
Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood