Who is Bodie?
My name is Bodie Dykstra, and I am a professional editor and writing consultant based out of Vancouver, 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 prepare their books and novels by providing high-quality editing 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 copyediting and proofreading. I began working as a professional editor in 2015. Click here to download my full CV and read more about my background and qualifications.
What I do
I specialize in the mechanical aspects of writing: grammar, sentence structure, punctuation, and word choice. I mainly do line editing and proofreading to improve the quality of the prose. While I do not do structural editing per se, I can comment on big-picture things like structure, plot, character development, grammar, etc. I work with both long- and short-form fiction and non-fiction; I also welcome writers of all levels and backgrounds.