Developmental editor and copyeditor
Dr. Amber Riaz is a developmental editor and copyeditor with Ideas on Fire, where she uses her background as an interdisciplinary academic to help scholars produce manuscripts that are structurally sound, well-argued, and accessible.
Amber owns her own freelance editing business, where she edits academic books, journal articles, and dissertations/theses, mostly in the humanities and social sciences. She also provides developmental editing and stylistic editing services to first-time writers.
Amber has completed courses on editing, copyediting, and indexing through the Simon Fraser University’s Editing Certificate program and is a member of Editors Canada, where she serves on the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) task force. She is passionate about matters of inclusion, diversity, and conscious language in the publishing industry.
Amber holds a PhD in English from Western University (Ontario), with a focus on South Asian Literature, and an MA and BA in comparative literature. Her scholarship focuses on feminist literary theory and the representation of Muslim women in literature, film, and theatre.
In her spare time, she loves to read fiction, knit, hike, and experiment with fusion cooking.