Thérèse Lee Parent

 I am a former secondary-school English teacher with additional professional training and experience in indexing and editing. I have been copy editing since 2005 and indexing since 2011.

My editing experience is primarily with scholarly and popular texts in the social sciences and humanities. I have edited a wide range of subject matter, from student texts and teacher manuals to cookbooks and how-to guides.

My indexing has been primarily with user manuals for computer programs and electronic devices, as well as texts in the social sciences and the humanities.


Education and Training

 Ryerson University

  • Copy Editing for Books, Journals, and Reports
  • Publishing in the Electronic Age
  • Substantive and Line Editing
  • Publishing for Children
  • Scholarly and Reference Publishing
  • Proofreading for Books, Journals, and Reports

University of California – Berkeley

  • Indexing: Theory and Application

London School of Journalism

  • Freelance and Feature Writing

 University of Ottawa

  • Master of Arts (English)



  • Editors’ Association of Canada
  • Indexing Society of Canada
  • American Society for Indexing