I am Jackie Lefebvre, your Ottawa Freelance Editor. I’m also an experienced marketer, publicist, publishing and writing coach, and dramaturg.

I love helping people tell their stories. I specialize in helping writers bridge the gap between the story they have written and the story they want their audience to experience. Writers often become so close to their work that they cannot see where it needs to be strengthened, and that is where I step in.

With an Honours B.A. in English Literature and a Master of Arts in Dramaturgy, I have helped novelists, playwrights, academics, students, and copywriters get their message across to the right audience.

As an editor, I offer so much more than simple proofreading. My top skill is analysis. I analyse for storytelling, argument, and structure, which are very important in all types of writing; from academic essays to fiction.

I am happy to call Ottawa my home. When not in front of my computer or behind the spine of a book, I can often be found at the park playing fetch with my Doberman Pinscher or on the swings with my toddler son. I can also be found on the local theatre scene, experiencing what Ottawa’s thespians have to offer!


A proud member of the Editors’ Association of Canada.