HyperLife Editorial Services
About the Editor
"I offer you prompt and personal service, with an eye to detail and a commitment to make your writing the best it can be."
Nowick Gray has an M.A. degree
in English from the University of Victoria (1976) and a B.A. degree
from Dartmouth College (1972). He also attended Simon Fraser University
where he received a teaching certificate in 1979.
Nowick's experience as a teacher, editor
and published writer spans over thirty years. He has taught creative
writing for grades 1-12. His essays, fiction and poetry have appeared
in periodicals and anthologies as diverse as The San Francisco
Chronicle, elephant journal, Friends Journal, NeWest Review, and Skills for Simple
Living. He has self-published and sold three volumes of collected rhythms for African
drums and percussion, Roots
Jam. Since 1996 he has written and edited the eclectic Alternative
Culture Magazine, while also contributing to a number of other
In September 2013 Nowick published his first book of fiction, Rendezvous, an adventure novella released by World Castle. He also launched an author website and Facebook page.
As an editor Nowick has worked on a
wide variety of projects including academic essays and theses, novels,
nonfiction books and articles, business plans, newsletters, a poetry collection, and website design.
He was an active member of a local writers' group for two decades,
helping to produce a published anthology and to bring the work of
several co-members to publication. A
nonfiction book he co-edited with Margot Russell (When
the Road Turns: Inspirational Stories About People with MS)
was published in August 2001 by Health Communications (publishers
of the "Chicken Soup" series) and reviewed favorably in The New
Since founding HyperLife Editing Services in 2000, Nowick
has assisted academic, business, literary and professional clients writing
about everything from private investigation, computer systems, real
estate, banking, and law, to wildlife, aromatherapy, literature, mythology,
psychology, and spiritual healing. He has helped students polish their
essays, apply to graduate programs, and hone their creative writing.
Clients consistently find value in his insightful comments and prompt
from a fellow editor...
loved your work. I have just finished going over Gary's story
and am very happy with it. I have read it several times now
-- and feel it is in perfect order. You seemed to have sensed
his writing style/personality very keenly, and maintained the
integrity of that style while editing. That's a talent.
I am thoroughly convinced that I've just spent the best $100
of my life! Joanna's chapter looks incredible. I was very impressed
with your understanding of the material. In short, I am thrilled
with the revision.
The improvements you made were perfect. You often amaze me.
Your suggestions and help in editing have been invaluable.
You're the best. Thank you again for an incredible job. I have
so much respect for you and for your gift.
Russell, Massachusetts, USA
of When the Road Turns
love the comments you left; they allow me to 'read' my own writing
from a reader's viewpoint and are extremely helpful. A million
Sung, PhD, research associate, Columbia University
Gray did a fantastic job copy editing this piece. His editing
made it the most professional bit of work I’ve ever accomplished,
and I owe him a great bit of gratitude for that work.
Pente, Managing Editor, OriolesHangout.com
found Nowick's editing to be insightful, to the point, and accurate.
He improved my writing noticeably, and I would highly recommend
--David Ross, webmaster, BritainExpress.com
consistently gives me intelligent, useful feedback. I've asked
him to critique stories, articles and radio documentaries; with
all of them, he has a knack for helping me figure out how to make
things work better for an unknown reader or listener.
--Sean Hennessey, freelance writer
worked with Nowick for three years on a professional basis.
He has helped me see many of my works through to publication.
His comments are always astute and insightful and never hurtful
or condescending. He has the ability to discern the major portions
of a piece of writing and weed out what isn't needed. I would
recommend his services to any writer wishing to improve his
or her work.
--Charles Finn, author of Wild Delicate Seconds (an L.A. Times Summer Reads pick)
supremely pleased and impressed. Your edits were very
thorough and helpful. Thanks so much.
Smith, Hudson Institute
Nowick. That was quick. I really appreciate and understand your
insight and recommendations. You are doing a brilliant job.
--Ezrah Aharone, author, Pawned
was fantastic service. As good a writer as I am, I firmly believe
in proofreading and editing. You not only did a swift turnaround,
but made some significant contributions to my article. I have
no hesitation recommending you to my colleagues.
E. Walsh PhD, author, Unleashing Your Brilliance
you very much for your intelligent and speedy work. Thanks to
your great input, I have been able to finish my work on time.
I wish I had known about you before so that I could have asked
you to do my entire dissertation...
the dissertation for my PhD in some future year...
will continue this wonderful help for international students.
MA candidate in International Development
you so much. I really appreciate your comments.
I am glad
that I sent my thesis to you for proofreading, and editing.
It's really worth it. After rereading the version that
you have edited, I now have become more confident to send it
to my supervisor, and the thesis committee. The changes and
all the suggestions made the thesis more clear and convincing.
I will be
working with you again in the future, that's for sure. I like
how you did the proofreading, and editing. You really wanted
Mulia, graduate student in sociology
am blown away. What you did is EXCELLENT!!!! Since I'm at the
beginning of taking classes, I know I will be working with you
Craft, college student
I finished reading part 1 and it's amazing. It was easy, great
flow, and brought me to tears and laughter more than once! You
made it work!
H., writer's agent
really think you are worth more than you are charging. I look
forward to sending you more stuff.
am really impressed how you made the work so much better. A
couple of other services were way more expensive and not nearly
as well written. This is my first novel and I would like it
to be as professional as possible. The corrections are impeccable
and I appreciate the speedy response.
I love it, you stayed so true to what I wrote but better. I hope I can
use you for further projects.
--Nina R., student
I’ve used Nowick for editing and, more recently and regularly, for web design. In both categories he’s proven to be responsive, meticulous, competent, and reliable. Nowick has my complete trust.
--Ben Harrison, famoustype.com
What I most appreciate about your work is that I feel that it is still my voice, only purified. You seem to get to the essence of the idea, understanding that it is not about sounding like a stuffy academic, but communicating a story.
Thank you so much for your great help with the APA reference page. You really helped me!
Thanks and so efficient. Want to share with you that almost all the papers that are edited by you are accepted for publication.
--Penny Wan, assistant professor at Institute for Tourism Studies, Macao
Victoria, BC, Canada
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