Editors Bios

Working with a professional book editor on your manuscript is an integral part of the self-publishing process. Finding an editor you trust isn’t as easy as it may seem. Indie Publishing Group has a dedicated team of professional book editors that have decades of combined editing experience.


If you are looking for professional book editing, don’t hesitate to contact us, and one of our editors will give you a detailed and thorough assessment of your manuscript.


Currently, Indie Publishing Group has nine book editors working with authors from around the world. Our editors specialize in different genres, and we can help match you with the perfect editor for your book.


To check out any of our editors, please feel free to browse their bios below.

Cassandra Filice


Cassandra Filice has 20 years of professional writing and editing experience.

Before turning to her writing and editing business full-time, she taught high school English for nine years. Her poetry has appeared in several anthologies and been shortlisted for awards. Cassandra hosts week-long writing retreats with bestselling Simon & Schuster authors in Newfoundland, Canada. She loves working closely with her clients to help them understand the editing process and how to navigate the worlds of self-publishing, marketing, and promotion.

Cassandra also has extensive experience in the field of mental wellness and workplace mental health. From working with clients on their memoirs to writing for large nonprofits, Cassandra is passionate about bringing awareness and support to these areas of need.

Cassandra is available for manuscript evaluations, stylistic edits, copyedits, and ghostwriting.

Denise Dee Willson


Denise Willson, fondly known as Dee, grew up in St.Catharines, Ontario, where she was most often found with her nose in a book…

Hayley Evans


Hayley Evans is a writer, editor, and self-professed dark weirdo. Her affinity lies with things that are morbid, philosophic, erotic, or strange (or an unholy combination thereof). Hayley has worked as an editor for over six years, polishing manuscripts for various publishing houses.

Heba Sourour


Heba Sourour is an editor with a Bachelor and a Master of Arts in English Literature from Alexandria University, one of the oldest universities in the world. After working as a TA at her school for over a decade, she decided to turn editing, her lifelong passion and loyal companion, into a full-time career.



Kirstin is a graduate of Brescia University College, and after completing her degree in English Language and Literature, she went on to earn an editing certificate through Simon Fraser University. As a self-proclaimed bookworm, she never leaves the house without a novel or two. Her passion lies in helping authors from underrepresented groups share their stories and experiences.

Marilyn Boake


Marilyn is an editor and writer. She holds an editing certificate through Simon Fraser University and has edited over 200 manuscripts, both fiction and nonfiction. She loves to work with new authors to make their story shine, providing encouragement and teaching along the way.

Mary Metcalfe


Mary is a “seasoned” editor, self-published author of three novels, commercial publisher of two Literary Fiction titles and an illustrated children’s book, and an avid historian.

Renée Layberry


An editor with over a decade of experience in magazine and book publishing. My reason for being is to connect people through storytelling.

Senica Maltese


Senica Maltese is a Canadian writer, editor, and animated film enthusiast. In 2016, she earned her BA in Writing and English Literature from the University of Victoria and moved to the United Kingdom to pursue her Masters in Creative Writing, Prose Fiction, at the University of East Anglia.

Tim Baril


As both author and editor, Tim specializes in the magic and emotion of story craft and really enjoys working with creative writing…

Warren Layberry


Warren is a full-time freelance editor with almost a decade of experience and hundreds of manuscripts under his belt. Whether working directly with his own clients or under contract with traditional publishers, there are few things he enjoys more than seeing a manuscript realize its full potential.

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