Diana Newton is a fully bilingual freelance editor with twenty years of experience with the book publishing industries in Canada, the USA, and overseas. Her clients include Canadian book publishers, Canadian and multilateral aid agencies, foreign ministries of education, fiction and creative non-fiction writers, human rights NGOs, doctoral candidates, scientists, and historians.

A graduate of the Banff Publishing Workshop, Curtis Brown Creative’s novel writing course, and the Algonquian New York Pitch Conference, Diana has a Poynter ACES Certificate in Editing and is trained (at the Author-Editor Clinic) in substantive editing of fiction and creative non-fiction works.

Her academic degrees include an M.Sc. in architecture from the Technical University in Vienna, Austria, and an M.A. from the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, at Carleton University in Ottawa, for her work on international publishing. 

She has written a commissioned English-language encyclopedia chapter and eleven articles, and co-authored a commissioned French-language book, all on book publishing. The Canadian Political Science Association awarded her a prize for her writing.

While serving as a parliamentary intern in the Canadian House of Commons, she wrote and edited correspondence for two Members of Parliament (one anglophone and one francophone) and wrote a private member’s bill. 

Diana has been a speaker and/or chair at thirteen international (English- and French-language or bilingual) conferences on book publishing and has delivered training to book publishers. 

At the height of apartheid, she spent two years as a United Nations volunteer in Botswana, Africa, where she designed schools and hospitals and supervised their construction. In her spare time, she writes her own novels and has turned to professional editors for her own fiction writing.

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