Coryl Creates

Coryl Addy is a writer, freelance editor and designer, and multidisciplinary artist based in the National Capital Region of Ottawa, Ontario. She loves languages and conceptual themes. She can be found in the wild listening to music or nearly missing the bus because she’s reading a book. Her priority as a freelance editor is highlighting the writer’s voice while providing tips and education on technical craft. With a Bachelor of Arts in deep breath English Literature, Spanish Language, and Creative Writing, she has ample experience with critically evaluating literature, respecting non-English language, and workshopping creative works. She has been a member of Editors Canada since 2017 and seeks to improve her skills as a freelance editor through professional training and standards.

As a freelance editor, Coryl currently provides a range of editorial services, including book editing, audio transcription, desktop publishing, and book design. She also dabbles in front-end website design and content management system assistance. She is always interested in making new connections, but please see the posted availability for new projects. Her favourite clients to work with are self-publishing writers who need a final pass on their text, new writers looking for guidance on narrative craft, and other writers who would like to gain clear and encouraging feedback on their text. By far, her most popular service is line editing (copy & stylistic editing), where she focuses on the writer’s voice through sentence structure while proofreading for accurate grammar.


Freelance Editor & Designer Availability

Editing — Unavailable until further notice.
Designing — Unavailable until further notice.
Transcribing — Unavailable until further notice.
updated 27 April 2021

Stay safe during the pandemic. I am prioritizing my mental health and will not be available for projects with new clients.


Recent Posts

Coryl also enjoys writing for herself! While she writes poetry, short fiction, and novels, she enjoys writing blog posts here about mental health, the writing craft, her personal life, and more. She loves discussion on these topics, so leave a comment and start a conversation!

2021, Part Four: April

While I didn’t have many events going on, my mental illness flared up. I was on the edge and needed to stop, sit down with myself, and make sure I knew how to be okay from now on. Some content in this post openly discusses mental illness experiences, and so trigger warnings are included in that section.

Quitting Social Media for Good

I have tried to find balance with my social media use, but I admit defeat, even with the improvements to using social media less from the tactics I introduced at the start of the year. I am quitting (most) social media with the intent to step away for good down the line.

2021, Part Three: March

We’ve got a sort wrap-up for March 2021. The rain dominated and I felt just as scattered as the precipitation.

2021, Part Two: February

At some point this final week, I forgot February had only 28 days. Was I here for this month? In a way, yes. Was I present? …Nope. But let’s get back to reality and look at books, music, games, mental health, accomplishments, highlights, and plans from February 2021!

I Got Promoted While Feeling Like a Failure from Burnout

After overworking myself in 2020, feeling like a failure when I crashed from my burnout at the end of the year, I earned a promotion and have found a renewed sense of hesitant motivation, despite still feeling like a failure.

2021, Part One: January

Let’s look at January: books I read, music I enjoyed, games I played, mental health struggles, and my accomplishments.