Who is Bodie?
My name is Bodie Dykstra, and I’m a professional editor based out of British Columbia, Canada. I believe that self-publishing has definitively changed the way that authors connect with readers, and my mission is to help indie authors by providing high-quality editing and formatting services at affordable rates.
I earned my Master of Arts degree in history from the University of Calgary in 2014. I then completed a Professional Writing Certificate, which included formal training in copy editing and proofreading. I began working as a professional editor in 2015. Click here to see what people are saying about my services!
What I Do
I specialize in the mechanical aspects of writing: grammar, sentence structure, punctuation, and word choice. I mainly do line editing, copy editing, and proofreading to improve the quality of the prose and ensure its adherence to major style guides (usually the Chicago Manual of Style). I work with both long- and short-form fiction and non-fiction, and I welcome writers of all skill levels and backgrounds.
“Bodie did a killer job. The edits were quick, thorough, and helped bring out my voice as a writer. Personally, I consider myself to be a bit of a grammar snob, so I have high standards for editors. Bodie met them all. Highly recommended. Oh, and the style sheet he provided was something I had never seen another editor do, but I loved it.”
“Bodie was a pleasure to work with. His editing was quick, thorough, and punctual. He tailors his services to provide precisely what your manuscript needs. Highly recommended.”
“I can’t recommend Bodie enough for fiction works. His service was fast and efficient, and really brought out the best in my prose. I will certainly hire him again for similar projects.”
“Bodie responded quickly to my email inquiry requesting rush editing services for a non-traditional project over a holiday weekend. He was prompt, insightful, and willing to offer additional help when I had follow-up questions regarding grammar and punctuation. He took great care to correct mistakes while being respectful of my informal voice and writing style. I appreciated the prompt turnaround, the transparency in pricing, and his friendly support.”
“Bodie is an excellent editor. I’m someone who is new to the writing world, and he really helped me pinpoint my flaws and refine my novel into something great. I will be coming back to him again.”