My name is Raya P Morrison

I'm a freelance stylistic and copy editor and proofreader, working with fiction, non-fiction, poetry and marketing materials. My favourite genres to work with are literary fiction, magical realism, fantasy, YA, and non-fiction on travel, spirituality, and music.

I own and operate a literary journal called Blood & Bourbon, where I curate the published pieces and manage talent and editorial staff among other things. I also work with independent authors, publishing houses, and companies on a project-to-project basis. In the evenings, I volunteer my time being a co-chair of Editors Toronto, Editors Canada's largest branch and read tarot cards.

I might or might not talk your ear off about music and music history, tarot and divination, calligraphy, highland dancing, yoga and meditation, minimalism and sustainable living, and web accessibility. I will at the same time maintain a professional demeanour. The health and progress of your manuscript will always come first. I hope you're in for the ride!

My Professional Highlights

◦ Professional editor with over seven years of experience and certification from George Brown College.
◦ Co-chair of Editors Toronto, the largest branch of Editors Canada, for the 2020–21 and 2021-22 terms.
◦ Editors Toronto communications chair for the 2019–20 term.
◦ Owner and editor-in-chief of the semi-annual literary journal Blood & Bourbon.
◦ Speaker for various Editors Editors Canada events on the topics of website design and accessibility in 2020-21.
◦ Recipient of Volunteer of the Month for Editors Canada, awarded in February 2020.
◦ Lead on the Foundational Skills Testing Platform task force for Editors Canada in summer 2019.
◦ Lead on the green initiative at Diamond Integrated Marketing since 2018.
◦ Recipient of Killin’ It Award at Diamond Integrated Marketing in 2017 for going beyond the tasks of the role.
◦ Recipient of a Company Spirit Award at Stephen Thomas Ltd in 2016 for embracing company vision.

◦ Held the Certified Associate in Project Management designation from Project Management Institute from 2015 to 2020.

 My LinkedIn Profile

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"Raya is knowledgeable, intelligent, professional and she possesses an outstanding, and rare, spirit and energy level. It was a pleasure to work with Raya.” –Mark Susnik, Manager, Tech Department, IRIS Power

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