Jenny Gates

“Experienced book editor, creative writer and professional speaker.”

Phone number 204-228-9959




About the Editor


I have more than 30 years of experience as an editor in Australia and Canada, and am known for my conversational style and commitment to plain language. I believe the most important thing between an author and editor is trust, and I work primarily with independent and self-publishing authors to develop their manuscripts into the best story possible.


Related skills and interests – playwriting, screenwriting, storytelling – complement each other to provide a more in-depth and diverse experience for my clients. As a professional speaker, I also deliver presentations on editing and publishing.


One of my authors, Mary Anne Appleby, won a gold medal at the 2012 Independent Publisher Book Awards for her beautiful book “Winnie the Bear”. I was the closing editor and publishing supervisor for this book, which has regularly been listed in the top ten on the McNally Robinson non-fiction bestseller list since its release.



Editorial and related skills


Substantive and stylistic book editing

Manuscript evaluation

Publication advice and assistance

Speaking about editing











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