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Marg Gilks

Scripta Word Services

814583 Muir Line
Woodstock, ON N4S 7W3
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Specializing in fiction (especially science fiction, fantasy, and historical), with frequent forays into nonfiction and commercial material. I offer professional editing and personalized service to individuals, publishers and self-publishers, and businesses.

Recent projects: children's fiction, Flying Mutant Zombie Rats (Ravenswood Publishing); book layout, Mr. A.J. and the Machine (children's picture book); speculative fiction: The Steam Empire Chronicles series (Daniel Ottalini); historical fiction: Eboracum series (Rubicon Developments Ltd.); fantasy: Age of Endings series (Paul Coey); LGBT fiction: Rymellan and Daros Chronicles series (Norn Publishing); biographies in the Women in the Arts series (Chelsea House); Dining & the Arts Magazine (Patchell Media); HTML editing of myFox Health pages.

From Graham Clews, whose novel Eboracum: The Village won the 2008 Best Book of the Year, Historical Fiction, Premier Book Awards: "In one writing lesson over the Internet, Marg Gilks set me on the right path faster than anyone I can remember (and with fewer words, too)."

Fiction edited: speculative fiction (specialty area) including science fiction, fantasy, and horror; historical fiction (specialty area); Young Adult; LGBT; romance; thriller and suspense; mystery; children's fiction, middle grade and chapter books; Christian and inspirational; Western; mainstream; literary. Related nonfiction: memoirs, autobiographies, and biographies.

All lengths, including novel, novella, novelette, short story, flash fiction, anthology/collection, trilogy, series. Also submission and publishing materials including cover letters, query letters, synopses and outlines, back cover blurbs, Web content, and press releases.

Compétences éditoriales

  • Consultation et évaluation de manuscrit
  • Préparation de copie
  • Éditique
  • Révision de traductions
  • Révision à l’écran
  • Correction d’épreuves
  • Réécriture
  • Révision stylistique
  • Adaptation Web
  • Rédaction


  • Matériel publicitaire et de promotion
  • Anthologies
  • Brochures
  • Littérature jeunesse
  • Ouvrages : général
  • Développement personnel
  • Auto-édition
  • Dépliants et brochures
  • E-livres
  • Supports électroniques : général
  • Documents pédagogiques : général
  • Romans
  • Romans à suspense
  • Revues et magazines
  • Manuels et ouvrages pratiques
  • Périodiques : général
  • Livres grand public
  • Sites Web


  • Archéologie et histoire ancienne
  • Biographies
  • Affaires
  • Médecine et santé : général
  • Histoire
  • Styles de vie
  • Sciences : général