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Editing by Ellen

Trying to write a memorable cover letter? An engaging blog post? A convincing grant proposal? Struggling to feel confident with a tricky email? Or to reign in a bloated word count?

Whatever the format, Editing by Ellen can help you communicate your vision through the written word. Going far beyond a spelling and grammar check, this personalized editing service will support you in making your writing clear, concise and true to your voice.

After a brief consultation on the purpose of the text and your priorities for the editor to address (e.g. trimming down length, refining tone, clarifying arguments), you will receive friendly constructive feedback and suggested changes.

With experience in creative, promotional, journalistic and academic writing, Ellen understands that consistent formatting can be achieved through any style, as long as it is intentional. With Editing by Ellen, you will gain unique solutions for the demands of your work, creating a truly polished outcome.


Preferred Format – Google Doc (other options available)

Language – English

Turn around time – Flexible!


Ellen Denny holds a BA from Dalhousie University, where she received a President’s Scholarship, the University Medal (Theatre) and wrote for the online publication DalNews.

Now based in Toronto, Ellen’s theatre career as a performer and creator takes her across Canada. She is a produced playwright (Pleasureville, Neptune Theatre), successful grant writer (Ontario Arts Council, Canada Council for the Arts), and runs social media channels for her play Wonder (@Wondertheplay Twitter / Facebook). Ellen was a 2020 finalist for the Cayle Chernin Award – Theatre for her newest writing project (Project Qyzra).


All editing services have a base fee of $20.00 – which includes your first 500 words FREE! Additional fees are calculated through a combination of word count and any special requests (eg. quick turn around time) Please contact the seller for your project specific quote…


For questions about services, or to get a customized quote for your project, press the ‘Inquiry’ button located at the top header of the store.


“Ellen’s editing work for cover letters and professional emails really saved me when I was in a pinch. She was thorough and efficient, and I really appreciated that she helped keep the tone of the letters professional but still true to my own voice.”       

-KARINA BERSHTEYN (Actor / UX Designer)

“Ellen edited a recent grant proposal of mine and her work was exceptional. She has an eye for detail and zeroed in on the smallest word choice, while also seeing the big picture. She asked questions and made suggestions which helped me articulate what I was struggling to say. Using intelligence and empathy, Ellen helps you strike to the heart of the matter and present the best version of yourself. I wholeheartedly recommend her for your editing needs.”

-GRANT TILLY (Writer / Composer)