Who am I and why are you here? (not the existential question but the literal question you may be asking yourself – how on Earth did you stumble across this page?)

I’m Kelly and I’m a Toronto-based writer, and founder and co-editor of Alt-Minds Literary Magazine, a not-for-profit literary publication focusing on mental health. My work includes pieces published in Minds Matter Magazine, The Mighty, The UC Review, Story Blazer, Dreamers Creative Writing, and when I’m in a serious mood, The Varsity.

I obtained a BA. Hons from the University of Toronto, specializing in political science, and recently I earned a Graduate Certificate in Creative Writing from University of Toronto’s School of Continuing Studies under the supervision of Ray Robertson. I am currently completing a BSc. Hons. from the University of Toronto, double-majoring in neuroscience and English along with a Graduate Certificate in Multi-Media Journalism from University of Toronto’s School of Continuing studies.

Long story short – I love education.

I travel, try to paint, read like the world is on fire, and try to get the laundry into the dryer before it gets smelly.


“Kelly is an amazing tutor. She is an essay expert and an experienced editor. She is extremely organized and always managed to make time to schedule me in on Skype calls for our tutoring sessions. Her experience brings great wisdom and she was essential in helping me through the toughest of roadblocks in terms of writing and structure. Would absolutely recommend to anyone needing assistance with their writing and assignments.” 

— A
2nd year student, Queens University

“Kelly is an exceptional writer and editor. She proficiently caters her work to the subject matter and takes initiative to understand the context. She is friendly, understanding and flexible in accommodating her clients.”

— S
4th year student, University of Toronto

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I obtained my BA. Hons. from the University of Toronto in Political Science and also have extensive educational background in psychology and neuroscience. I have taken the Creative Writing Correspondence program through Humber College and successfully completed Creative Writing Certificate with University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies. I work as a freelance writer and novelist and have ten years experience in legal writing and editing.

I’m also founder and co-editor of Alt-Minds Literary Magazine.

I offer editing services for the following:

  • copy editing for grammar and style
  • substantive editing for style and flow
  • full-length or partial manuscripts
  • short stories and flash fiction
  • essays, memoirs, and creative non-fiction
  • student papers and essays

Contact me at contact@kellyjaiello.ca for further details.