The English Professor’s Editing Service

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Dr. Darryl Whetter, BA, MA, PhD

I am a university professor of creative writing and English, a cultural journalist and a published fiction writer. My publications include articles of peer-reviewed literary criticism, 15 short stories in magazines, more than 85 nationally published newspaper articles, 35 commissioned online reviews, 1 book of poems and 3 books of fiction. My first book, A Sharp Tooth in the Fur, was named to The Globe and Mail’s Top 100 Books of 2003 and received rave reviews. I have presented or published literary essays in France, Germany, Iceland, India, Sweden, Canada and the US. I worked as an editor at The Fiddlehead, Canada’s oldest literary journal, and for five years at Studies in Canadian Literature. I co-founded the arts magazine QWERTY (now in its tenth year) and its online version qwerte. My biggest editing project was the internationally respected Joggins Fossil Cliffs nomination dossier for UNESCO:

“In his masterful work on the World Heritage nomination of Joggins, Darryl Whetter has shown himself to be the best scientific editor with whom I have worked over the past 30 years. He commits to understanding the significance of the message that the text is supposed to convey, and uses his deep knowledge of the written word with the skill of a surgeon, rather than wielding it as a blunt instrument.”

—John Calder, PhD
Senior Geologist and Scientific Advisor
Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources

I offer my editorial and writerly skills and experiences to a variety of clients, from small businesses to publicly-traded companies, from emerging writers to experienced professionals. In addition to my work for newspapers such as The Globe and Mail, The Toronto Star and The National Post, I have worked on valuable editing projects such as a successful UNESCO nomination dossier for the Joggins Fossil Cliffs, a $10 million project with unparalleled scientific endowments, green building technologies and participatory eco-tourism.

My training and experience in communication, teaching and publication are available to you online. Clients enjoy fast, professional results with no bureaucratic intrusions. ESL clients and emerging creative writers benefit from one-on-one instruction with a focus on improvement, not grades sold for tuition.