Debbie Innes


I am a copy editor and writer based in Toronto, Ontario, in Canada. I have more than 10 years’ experience working in legal marketing and communication. I have edited and written content bound for print and online publications, including annual reports, print magazines, websites, newsletters, brochures and more. As your copy editor, I will perform sentence-level editing of your written material. My goal is correctness, accuracy, consistency and completeness of your project. I strive for the best experience for the reader. Please contact me to see how I may be of service. I look forward to working with you!

What I Can Do For You

Copy Editing

• edit grammar, spelling, punctuation and usage
• edit for correctness, accuracy and completeness
• check for consistency and continuity
• edit tables, figures, and lists
• query
• develop a style sheet or follow one that is provided

Specialty Areas

• adoption – transracial (I am an adoptee.)
• the arts – specifically, film, theatre and dance
• intersectional feminism
• LGBTQ2S+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, two-spirited)
• Ontario’s legal profession (lawyer, paralegal)
• race, class and gender
• Women’s Studies 

Project Genres

• advertising and marketing materials
• annual reports
• articles
• blogs
• booklets
• brochures
• closed captions
• in-house publications
• newsletters
• news releases
• non-fiction
• reports
• transcripts
• website content

What Clients Say

“Working with Debbie was an absolute pleasure. Her transcribing skills were accurate and efficient and we were surprised at how quickly she was able to turn around fifteen plus interviews for our documentary. Would definitely use her services again in the future.”

Regan Latimer, Bee Charmer Productions

Debbie recently completed the copyedit of a STEM-focused manuscript for middle readers as her first project with Annick Press. It was a pleasure working with her. I especially appreciated her prompt and considerate communication throughout the process. Her thoughtful questions at the outset of the edit assured me that she was taking a comprehensive approach, paying attention to both the science content and the reading level for the age group. Debbie demonstrated ease in implementing the nuances of our house style guide, and her final edit was detailed and thorough. Both the author and the substantive editor commented that Debbie had made several great catches in her edit. I look forward to working with Debbie on future books.”  

Kaela Cadieux 
Managing Editor, Annick Press

“Debbie was wonderful to work with. Her clarity and attention to detail made the proofreading process a breeze. What a superstar! She’s funny, wonderful to work with, an all-round awesome chick. For sure get this one on your project.”

Jessica Cooper, Writer