Client Testimonial

Valerie Borden of Fresh Set of Eyes was a gift to GreenUP when it came to editing our book project in 2013 called Beneath The Canopy. Valerie came recommended to me from another industry professional and I can see why. Her professionalism and attention to detail were wonderful. She worked on an exceptionally tight timeline but was still able to provide great feedback and constructive help in the editing process. Valerie is truly a pleasure to work with and I would highly recommend her services to anyone seeking a professional editor who is willing to go the extra mile to check her references and ensure correctness.

Sheryl Loucks, Writer-Editor


I was, and still am an avid reader, the kid who spent her summers with her nose in a book. In high school I excelled in languages so I decided to become a translator and obtained my bachelor of science in languages from Laurentian University. However, certain events caused me to change direction and my dream of working with words was put on hold.

Nevertheless, life has a way of bringing you back to where you belong no matter how many years have passed. I successfully completed an intensive editing course through Cambrian College, and eventually I found my way back to the world of words. To enhance my knowledge of the business world, I completed a very detailed business development course through Learning Initiative, a human resource development company located in Sudbury. With that, my editing business was created: Fresh Set of Eyes.

Having devoted many hours studying the craft of editing has allowed me to build a varied editing portfolio. This includes academic essays, ebooks, website content, blogs, newsletters, reports, art appraisals, and promotional material. I was a proofreader for the FH Dobbin Award-winning historical book Beneath The Canopy, published by the Peterborough GreenUP Association and funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation. I am currently copy editing an epic historical novel.

Please visit my LinkedIn profile page for more information about me.